Review: Henry & Me by Sasha Clinton


Note: This ARC was provided by the Weapenry Co-Op via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Henry & Me is a standalone romance novel and my first read from Sasha Clinton, who used to write under the name Alice Miller. The story begins with Maxima Anderson in her element while studying in Harvard as she not only turns down Henry Stone's request for a date but flat-out insults him, deeming him not up to her standards as someone worthy of her to spare even some time with. Fast forward eight years later and Max is nowhere near her dream of making it big as an actress, what more that of winning an Oscar. Instead, she's bumming off her brother and sister-in-law. When she suddenly finds herself applying for a job as a housekeeper and nanny, she's shocked when she comes face to face with her potential new employer and discovers he's none other than Henry, who isn't wealthy and successful thanks to his consulting business. Max wants to prove to Henry she's changed; but has she?

I didn't like Max. At all. Even as she tried to redeem herself in the eyes of Henry--and that of the reader--her behavior towards Henry at the beginning had me so turned off that I doubt there was anything she could have really done to make me change my mind about her. Even when she and Henry saw each other, she was still judging him based on the way he looked and the fact that he had made a success of himself. Sure, she had her moments, but yeah, she didn't really convince me she was a nice person. Henry, on the other hand, was a great hero. He was awkward but sweet and a truly good guy who loved his nine-year-old nephew, Lucien. Why he still had feelings for Max made no sense to me, but oh well. While I wasn't a fan of one of the main characters, I did like the rest of the cast of characters, and the love story was reasonably entertaining. This gets three stars out of a possible five stars. ♥

Release Date: 05 July 2017

Date Read: 04 July 2017

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