Writing Style Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Storyline Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Hero: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Heroine : 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Chemistry between h/H: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Smut Factor: 🌟 🌟
Overall Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
I’ve been in a bit of a book funk. I don’t know what the deal is. Maybe too many books? I know, you’re thinking, “Brittany, you crazy bitch, you’re A Bit Smutty Book Blog, you’re all about the books and all the bookish things.” But it’s the truth, I open a book, and I just feel, meh.
So a book friend of mine said to me, “Girl, you gotta read Love Repaired by Deana Birch. It’s real adults with real jobs and real-life, and it’s a reverse age gap.” So, because my friend is super smart, I bought it.
Okay, before I get into the book, let me recap. I am in a book FUNK, so I started this book, and it’s awesome, but because I’m so far in my funk, I can’t just sit down and binge the thing. I start slow, sort of like a virgin, and take a little at a time to get myself going.
I don’t know that I can say I am out of my book funk, but Love Repaired did not become one of its victims. For the story to be about a character so different from myself, the authenticity that Deana writes Amee made me feel instantly connected. Amee is a single Mom with two girls, an ex-husband in prison for involuntary manslaughter and an amazing sister. She’s trying to navigate this new life when she meets hot, young, mechanic Ben. Now don’t go there on me, I know that hot, young, mechanic sounds super cliche, but Ben is ANYTHING but cliche.
Stupid dimples. His dimples were dumb. Dumb like puppies.
I loved that the story has a little role reversal with Ben not looking for a one night stand and Amee, coming off like a cougar, though she is far from that. The story navigates Amee’s insecurities beautifully with not only herself but with how others will see her and see her children if she dates Ben. Also, Ben is such a unicorn hero, still being an alpha male but very open with himself about his insecurities and faults. The two don’t have an easy go of finding their way together, but they are just imperfectly charming in so many ways.
Why would someone like you want all the fucked-up shit suitcase that is my life?”
I am so glad that I took this book recommendation from my friend, and hope to have more of Deana Birch writing in my future, book funks be damned!