Review: THAT THING CALLED LOVE by Susan Andersen

About the book:

He’s the last man on earth she should want…

For a guy she’s fantasized about throttling, Jake Bradshaw sure is easy on the eyes. In fact, he seriously tempts inn manager Jenny Salazar to put her hands to better use. Except this is the guy who left Razor Bay—and his young son, Austin, whom Jenny adores like her own—to become a globe-trotting photojournalist. He can’t just waltz back and claim Austin now.

Jake was little more than a kid himself when he became a dad. Sure, he’d dreamed of escaping the resort town, but he’d also truly believed that Austin was better off with his grandparents. Now he wants—no, needs—to make up for his mistake. He intends to stay in Razor Bay only until he can convince Austin to return with him to New York. Trouble is, with sexy, protective, utterly irresistible Jenny in his life, and his bed, he may never want to leave…

Ugh! This book had so much potential, but fell short for me. Jake is such a jerk. In the first half it seemed as if he was redeeming himself and I was really starting to like him. (I even said he was swoon-worthy on Wed.) However, he quickly reverts back into his previous behavior and makes lots of boneheaded moves. There was no character growth for him until the last ten pages and then it was a complete one-eighty and unbelievable. I had issues with Jenny too. She seems so tough, but she rolls over and forgives Jake the moment he says he loves her no matter how much he hurts her. She should have at least made him grovel. The romance between this couple just didn’t work for me.

the book girl gives THAT THING CALLED LOVE  a 2/5

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