Stumbling Into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Fluke My Life #2
Also in this series: Running into Love, Tossed Into Love , Drawn into Love
Published by Montlake Romance on January 30th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author comes an unexpected romance about trying to resist the irresistible…
Mackenzie Callaghan has officially been stood up. Not only has she wasted two years on Mr. So Not Interested but now she doesn’t even have pizza and the Mets to keep her company. Then he walks into her life—more than six feet of rugged, hot stranger. Maybe, just for tonight, Mac can pretend to be a girl she’s not. After all, she deserves a little no-strings fun…
As far as Wesley Porter is concerned, one night with Mackenzie isn’t nearly enough. She’s a mystery he wants to solve—if he can keep her from running for the door every time they touch. There’s obviously some serious chemistry between them, so why is she fighting it?
As one sexy hookup turns into another (and another), Wesley is determined to prove they were made for each other. But Mac has been hurt before, and she refuses to fall for this sexy, ridiculously perfect guy. In fact, she has every intention of fighting it…unless he can convince her otherwise.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I read Running Into Love, the first installment of this ARR series, and while it didn’t completely blow me away, I found it entertaining and full of engaging side characters so I wanted to keep up with it.
Stumbling Into Love, to me, was much better than its’ predecessor but still didn’t manage to completely rock my world. Here, we get the story of Mac and Wesley (respectively Fawn’s sister and Levi’s partner, the couple from the previous book). A serendipitous encounter at a bar leads to the best night either of them has ever had.
Wesley, totally smitten, is ready to go all in as he’s found in Mac the girl he wants… Unfortunately for him, after a long time pining after an unrequited love, Mac is nowhere near wanting to think about the L word, no matter how many sparks they shared, which means she bails as soon as she wakes up the morning after.
A bit of a comedy of errors, Stumbling Into Love is filled with mishaps and funny misunderstandings, and the story timeline runs parallel to Fawn and Levi’s story.
Again, I enjoyed Wesley’s character more than Mac’s. He’s a bossy, protective sexy cop, and while he has some issues to resolve, he’s committed to pursuing Mac. As with Fawn, I felt that Mac was knowingly obtuse in more than one instance, which eventually just got on my nerves. Surprisingly, I still liked her and her quirky ways. I wish they’d spent more time being an actual couple instead of the back and forth cycle Wesley and Mac fell in for most of the story.
Even though I can’t say this was my favorite book by this author, I still got the humor, fun banter, sweet romance and sexiness I’ve come to expect from her stories. This made it an enjoyable enough experience that I want to see what will happen to the remaining single sister.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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