Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
“You taught me more about love than anyone else in my life, and I’ll cherish that forever. You were my first true love, Noah Cunningham, and you’ll be my last, because I know I’ll never feel for another man what I feel for you,” I vow, my voice shaky.“Lennon—”“But I don’t know if we can be together.”
I've had the book K.L. Grayson co-wrote on my Kobo app for a while now (yes, yes, I'm a book hoarder), but my first read from her happens to be her latest release, The Truth About Lennon, and it was one that surprised the hell out of me. Why? I honestly didn't think I would love it as much as I did by the time I got to the end. I'm always a tad skeptical when it comes to romances that have the characters falling for one another at the speed of light. In the case of twenty-four-year-old aspiring fashion designer and seamstress Lennon St. James and twenty-six-year-old single father and mechanic Noah Cunningham, yes, they fall for one another within a week's time, BUT what happens before they actually do something about their mutual attraction and what happens when complications arise are what made this standalone (though I'm hoping for more from the town of Heaven, Texas, thanks to a couple of notable supporting characters who need happy endings) the fantastic romantic comedy read that it was.
Heaven, Texas is as far from Manhattan, New York that Lennon St. James could get, both in terms of atmosphere and environment. At least in this small town she isn't hounded by the invasive press and she isn't bugged incessantly by her mother. This is what's best, especially with her father's campaign as the running mate of a strong candidate for president at risk because of what's happened to her. Lennon is looking forward to the peace and quiet, but when she literally crashes into a grumpy but oh-so-gorgeous man on a motorcycle, she takes notice of him immediately. He's got one heck of an abrasive personality and he makes it clear that the last thing he wants is her help, but Noah Cunningham has his reasons for pushing the beautifully distracting Lennon aside. Her being his neighbor complicates matters, as do his strong and persistent reaction to her. Can Noah afford to risk the life he's created for himself and his five-year-old daughter Nova for a girl who's keeping potentially damaging secrets?
I thought Noah was going to be this guy who didn't just act like an ass but was an actual ass, but boy, did he prove that I shouldn't just a fictional character based on the first few chapters. Noah turned out to be this really great guy who loved his daughter above all else and survived his own heartbreak by way of Nova's mother. Maybe he really is kinda grumpy, but with someone like Lennon around, how could anyone stay that way for long? She was sunshiny and sweet, but she was also tenacious when it came to going after what--and who--she wanted, and the woman so deserves props for that. And darling little Nova was such a charmer. It was no wonder Lennon fell for her just as much as she fell for Nova's dad. Like I mentioned earlier, this book has a number of supporting characters that weren't necessarily scene-stealers, but there were so darn endearing and played significant roles in the Noah-Lennon romance that I hope we haven't seen the last of them. The Truth About Lennon is a five-plus-starred novel. ♥
Release Date: 21 February 2017
Date Read: 21 February 2017
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