Should've Been You by Nicole McLaughlin Review


Should've Been You
Man Enough #3
By Nicole McLaughlin
Release Day: January 30th, 2018
Swerve
Source: ARC provided by publisher

Childhood neighbors get a chance at love in Should’ve Been You, an achingly romantic novella in Nicole McLaughlin’s Man Enough series!

National Guardsman Jase Beckford wants to live a quiet life raising cattle and taking care of his mother. His childhood friend and neighbor Hannah is still his best friend, but when he walks into the Walters house one morning and sees her twin sister Becca for the first time in five years, he wonders if he missed out on something special.

Becca Walters has nursed a secret crush on Jase since childhood, but he always preferred Hannah, so she buried her feelings assuming her sister and Jase would one day turn their flirtation into a real relationship. And this Christmas, she is anticipating a proposal of her own, so Jase’s reappearance in her life doesn’t mean anything. Much. Okay, maybe more than Becca would like to admit.

However, when Becca’s sister gets engaged to someone who’s not Jase, Becca and Jase find themselves spending more together. And when secrets are revealed, suddenly those dormant feelings come back to life; but is the possibility of something between them worth risking the happiness of everyone they love?

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Should've Been You is a contemporary Western romance of when the boy falls for the girl next door, but this tale doesn't run as smoothly as it should.

Jase Beckford has loved Becca Walters since they were kids, but it was never meant to be, especially when she couldn't get over his childhood trauma, but he is a grown man now, raising cattle, in the National Guard, and taking care of his mother, but the last thing he ever expected when stopping by the Walters homestead, was a half-naked Becca!

Becca Walters is home for the weekend visiting her father and twin sister, and the last thing she expects is to bump into Jase, while half-naked in her family home, not that Becca dislikes Jase, quite the opposite actually, but because after all this time she realizes that her childhood crush for Jase is not so childish after all.

In this book we follow Jase and Becca's where they find out the truth of their past, and what are their feelings between them, but of course there are huge hick ups along the way, but hey, it would be a boring book without them.

I found Should've Been You an enjoyable short read, and by short I mean longer than a novella, but you're not going to get too much background. Now I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but that didn't hamper this books at all, and it ended up being  a very pleasant read. It was well written and the characters and plot developed and likable. Overall, Should've Been You was a good book, which is why I give it 4 stars.


  



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