Genre: Contemporary Romance/RomCom
Steam Level: 🔥🔥🔥
REVIEW: Shortcake by Lucy Watson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Emelia is a live-in nurse whose patient and friend, Rose passes away and leaves her with much more that anyone expected. Rose’s family is shocked and more than put out to find that a virtual stranger will be inheriting a large portion of Rose’s estate, especially her grandson, Ben, with whom she has left the other half of her estate. Rose’s very specific last will and testament leaves Emilia and Ben living in such close proximity that Emilia is one hundred percent convinced that she won’t be making it out alive. Ben’s broody, angsty, and insanely sexy attitude and face don’t make things any easier on Emelia and every day is a battle to see who can send the other running for the hills.
This one is the slowest of slow burns. Truly. I loved Ben & Emelia’s banter and sexual chemistry and LOL’ed on several occasions while reading their hilarious and at times, childish antics. Their feelings for each other brim at the surface from beginning to end and just when you think they’re about to reach a fever pitch, it’s like the author comes in with a huge bucket of ice water and douses the fire. I do feel like certain aspects of the book felt a little repetitive. Several phrases felt overused and even though I love a slow burn I found myself thinking, “okay this is great but I’m really going to need something to happen before the book actually ends.” That being said, I really and truly enjoyed this book as well as the author’s humor and writing style. As with most slow burns, I enjoyed the ride but wanted to enjoy the scenery a bit more once we reached our destination, if you know what I’m saying. Solid, solid 4⭐️ read for me. I so look forward to reading more from this author! Thank you to Netgalley & the author for the e-arc. Shortcake is out today! 🍓