A Sweet, Authentic Romance!
What was the book about?:
Lena suffers from severe anxiety and OCD. She likes her apartment spotless, her routines uninterrupted, and does not handle change well, at all. Lena meets her new, klutzy neighbor, Megan, when she damages Lena’s door while moving in. With each encounter, Megan’s clumsiness further disrupts Lena’s routines making her dislike Megan more and more. When a storm hits destroying Lena’s apartment, she has no option but to accept Megan’s generosity and move into the spare bedroom of Megan’s very, messy apartment. Did I mention Lena suffers from OCD? As the two women learn to navigate living together, they also have to navigate their growing attraction.
Enemies to lovers, slow burn
This book has a lot of strengths. The story is well written and the characters exceptionally well developed. The best part, it’s realistic. The characters are not models, they have self-esteem and mental health issues, and they are flawed, but genuine. A.L. Brooks has written a book that is truly about us, everyday women.
The only issue I had with this book is the ending. It wasn’t a bad ending, I would have just liked a more concrete wrap-up, or preferably, an epilogue.
I adore Lena. As someone who suffers from OCD and anxiety, it is wonderful to see representation in the genre I love. The chemistry between Lena and Megan is sweet and undeniable. It’s also real. Once they decide to date, we see them take two steps forward and one step back each time Lena’s anxiety rears its ugly head.
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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