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Not Really Mr. Smith by Katri Cardew
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
James was recently released due to injury from the military, he finds out the love of his life died in a car pileup and now he’s stuck working with a woman far too attractive to ignore. Aden has some serious issues with her past, she’s taking up some crazy behavior including renaming
people. When James is called in as her bodyguard things take a turn that may just heal them both.
Aden has a strange quirk, renaming people, I supposed it’s possible, but I’ve never heard of that issue. It was unique if a little silly. Aden was interesting though, she had a 'young adult not quite mature' quality to her and as the story played out Aden began to grow and prosper as an
adult. It was really very interesting how the author expertly wrote the character of Aden. She just kept growing on me to the point that I became completely immersed into this world. Believe me, that’s saying a lot because I’m not a big fan of contemporary books. This was a treat. The secondary characters were perfection, they really added another depth to the story. Then there’s a twist that I did not see coming and action that really kicks up the pace.
This would have been a solid five star review if not for two problems. One is that certain spots dragged on and really made the story lag. The second was the occasional head hop. More editing would have made this book over the top. Despite these issues, I still absolutely loved the characters and how everything played out.
Not Really Mr. Smith is your not so typical romance and it made a highly entertaining read!