Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Literary Nymphs review Finally His

Title:  Finally His
Author:  Emma Hillman
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 9781419936258
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  There’s only one man Lucy wants and she’s determined to have him.  Lucy upped her game, so there was no way Nick could resist her this time.  This time, he would see her as more than just a disaster magnet. 

Nick isn’t happy about being tricked into a blind date with his best friend’s sister.  Things always go wrong when Lucy’s involved and this date is no exception.  Not only does her short dress cause an accident, it also changes their relationship forever.  He’d tried everything to push Lucy away, even though that isn’t what Nick wants. 

Things were going so smoothly for Lucy and Nick and they both seemed to be on the same page.  Unfortunately, Lucy and Nick aren’t honest with each other, so their new relationship gets put to the test.  Nick is a good guy, but he has moments that made me want to choke him.  Sometimes he’s just a first class jerk to Lucy.  I know he was trying to shield his feelings for her and keep a promise to his best friend but I think he could have juggled that better.  One particular bar scene with Nick and a blonde confused me a bit, but Lucy took it in stride and made it work.  She has so much spunk and determination that I think readers will cheer to see her happy, even though Lucy had moments where she seemed to contradict herself.  On one hand, she seems bold but then she seems insecure.  That made it a little difficult to imagine her stripping by the side of the road in front of Nick.  

Finally His has a realistic approach to romance that will make readers smile and leave them with a comfortable feeling. Bad dates are something I wouldn’t wish on anyone, other than in a quirky story like this.  I had to admit, I laughed at Nick’s pain.   When a couple has history like these two, it’s easy to feel an emotional attachment with them. Love strikes when it wants and sometimes you just have to go with it. I’d say this is a great example of that.  If you appreciate diligence and torrid love scenes, you won’t want to skip this story.  
...  Thanks a lot to Amethyst at Literary Nymphs for the great in-depth review, especially the comment about the realistic approach to romance. That's exactly what I was going for with this story so I'm glad that the reviewer picked up on it!