Author: Cassie Cross
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Rating: 5 Stars (4.5)
Callie Kirkpatrick promised herself she’d never fall in love again.
After catching her boyfriend Ethan cheating on her, Callie decides to retire from the dating game at the ripe old age of twenty-four. Unfortunately for Callie, she’s going to have to see Ethan at her best friend’s upcoming wedding. Stranded in the airport during a weather delay on her way to the nuptials, Callie meets Nate Wright. He’s sexy and uncomplicated, and a one-night stand is just what the doctor ordered for a girl with a broken heart. Callie thinks she’ll never see Nate again —until he shows up at the wedding.
Nate is hell-bent on making Callie forget about her ex, and he makes her question whether she was ever really in love with Ethan at all. As she begins to fall for Nate, Callie wonders if promises were meant to be broken…
WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
A good, solid, 100% heart-warming romance book is near and dear to my heart. It was one of the first genre’s my mother shared with me at the tender age of 13 that I quickly fell in love with, and this book was no exception. Meeting Mr. Wright by Cassie Cross is the kind of romance story romantic comedies are made of. It is endearing, sexy, and hilarious—filled with snarky characters, embarrassing, blush-inspiring moments, and touching moments between two people who are madly in love… and aren’t willing to admit it.
Technically speaking, the narrative was fairly well written. There were a few tidbits here and there where a word was missing, poor word choice cropped up, or a detail was left out, but these were few and far between. The story moved along at a decent pace, and never seemed to drag. I was a little thrown by the tense (I’m not a fan of present tense), but that lasted all of a split second. I’ll admit, the first sex scene seemed to move by a little quick, and had a line that stuck out as poorly phrased, but the following sex scenes (of which there were several) passed without incident. Eventually, I was so engrossed in the romance between Callie and Nate that none of that seemed to matter. Overall, the writing was above the standard, and I enjoyed it immensely.
The dynamic between Callie and Nate was giggle-worthy on more than one occasion, and I found myself grinning as I read through the pages. The only true complaint I had, was that Nate was perhaps a little too perfect. It seemed that from the very beginning, Nate fell madly in love with Callie, and despite her very clear decision that she wasn’t looking to date anyone, his heart never wavered. He didn’t fight with her, he didn’t get frustrated with her… he only ever seemed to welcome her into his life with open arms. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with a romantic interest who’s sweet, caring, and thoughtful…(yes please!) but it felt a little dubious that while Callie was wavering all over the place and running into a whole mess of troubles, Nate never blinked once. I really wish there’d been some flaws in the man.
That aside, overall, I genuinely loved this story. It made my heart warm and fuzzy, and if you enjoy heart-warming stories, you’re going to love it too. I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who enjoys the Romance genre.