Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Better Man Book Review

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Harlequin Heartwarming
January 1st 2014

Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?



Review
3.5/5
This is a very sweet romance story. Max moves to Chicago to try and form a relationship. Then Kendall and her son run into Max and her son finally starts to open up. What is Kendall supposed to do but allow Max and her Son to be around each other. Her son is finally opening up and talking again. But Max also has his ex wife and 3yr old son to deal with.
It was a very sweet and clean romance. This is the closest to a real life relationship that I have read about. A good read! 

Excerpt


“It’s better that you rip the Max Band-Aid off now rather than later,” Lucy said while they cooked. “Simon will get over it. So will you. It’s always better to be the one who walked away instead of the one left behind.”

“Which one were you again?” Kendall asked, recognizing that Lucy’s guard was down.

“Ha-ha. I’ve been both. At the same time,” she added. “Now, stop making this about me.”

“You love when things are about you,” Emma said, joining the conversation. Dressed in her nursing scrubs and a purple witch’s hat on her head, she sat down at the table next to Lucy with a bag of cheese puffs.

Kendall held a hand over her heart. “Maybe knock next time and give a girl some warning. Isn’t it against your nurse’s training to give people heart attacks?”

“And isn’t it against your nurse’s training to put processed poison into your body?” Lucy added. She snatched the cheese puffs out of her sister’s hands and walked them over to the garbage.

“Hey!” Emma sprung to her feet. “I was eating those! I haven’t eaten all day.”

“Another reason you shouldn’t eat them. Your body needs fuel, not intestine-destroying acids.”

“Uh-oh, who’s eating junk food in front of Lucy?” Kendall’s mom popped her head into the kitchen. “Girls, don’t fight over food.” She took the bag away from Lucy and handed it back to Emma, who scrunched up her face and pursed her lips at her sister.

“It’s your body,” Lucy relented. “Sorry for trying to protect it.”

Their dad followed behind their mom and gave Lucy a hug. “You’re a good big sister, but never throw away someone’s cheese puffs.”

“I’m coming over tomorrow and helping Mom throw away all your junk food. We’re putting you on a diet.” “What?” He looked at his wife for confirmation.

Maureen’s shoulders slumped and she glared at Lucy. “I wasn’t going to tell him what we were doing. If you don’t tell him, he doesn’t miss it. When you tell him, he gets all worked up.”

“We’re headed into holiday season. How can I go on a diet before Thanksgiving and Christmas? You go on a diet after the holidays. It’s a rule or something.”

“Mom said your cholesterol was up again,” Emma chimed in. “She’s got to do something, Daddy.”

“Says the girl licking fake powdered cheese off her fingers,” Lucy said with a sneer.

“At least I don’t have to color my hair,” Emma said in retaliation. “How can you bear using all those horrible chemicals on your head?”

“I do not color my hair!”

“Yeah, right.”

Kendall let them all fight it out. Her mom explained she’d be packing her dad’s lunches from now on, which sent him into a tizzy. Emma and Lucy continued to exchange gibes. Even as they roared, Kendall smiled. They were a loud and obnoxious bunch. They might not agree on everything, but they loved one another and she loved them. 




Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for participating in the tour and for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the story :)

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