Tessa Ever After

I really enjoyed this. It’s such a quick, easy, fun love story. I read it within twenty-four hours, and I couldn’t put it down. Set in first person perspectives between Tessa and Jason, it’s nice to get both of their thoughts and feelings towards each other. Before I didn’t like when the author split the same chapter into two different perspectives. But now for some reason, I have come to really enjoy them. Like I said, I like to see both point of views. Sometimes things get crazy and out of proportion and it’s nice to see what the other person is thinking and how they’re going to come up with a solution when the other person is stewing over said problem. Like in this book, there’s a part in Jason’s point of view where he is talking to his mother. Tessa comes in and hears it and storms out but doesn’t hear the whole story so when it switched to her POV we saw her storm out and get mad, not knowing exactly the real reason. Sometimes when you only get one POV, a lot is missing for the readers sake. But this way, we are informed ahead of time and can judge what might or might not happen before it does. ( I really hope all that made sense, I kind of was getting lost in my own thoughts for a minute there).

Tessa is twenty-two and has a four-year old girl named Haley. Tessa’s brother moved away to further his career in becoming a chef. Now Tessa is left alone to work full-time and take care of her daughter, making sure she is getting to and from school, suppers and into bed all at a decent time every single night. Tessa is a hard-working, loving mom just doing the best she can. All she wants is to find someone who will love her and Haley and be there for both of them and help take half the load. She doesn’t want a boy. She wants a man.

In comes Jason. He has been around Tessa for fifteen years being her brother Cade’s best friend. Now that Cade is gone, he has asked Jason to watch over Tessa and make sure her and Haley are doing okay. Jason has always had a small thing for Tessa and the more that she calls him to come help her out with her bad luck streak, the more he falls for her. The problem with Jason is that he is under the reins of his parents and their money. They want him to finish school and work for his dad in the company. That, or he gets cut off for good.

I really liked the love story in this book. It is simple and easy and almost like a fairy tale. I think the title of this book is very fitting for that exact reason. I feel like its real love. Two people coming from different backgrounds, fighting to be the people they want to be for each other. Commitment and honesty goes a long way and this is what this book portrays. It’s a nice change of pace from other love stories I read. Something fun, simple and easy. This is definitely a New Adult novel as there is some hot and heavy sexy times. Descriptive and lengthy. I highly recommend this book if you are wanting a nice, easy love story with a bit of spice added to the mix.

 

Tessa Ever After Book Cover Tessa Ever After
The Reluctant Hearts
Brighton Walsh
Fiction
Berkley
May 5th 2015
Paperback
304

Jason has been living (and loving) the rich playboy lifestyle for five years, but now his parents are pressuring him to get involved in the family business. The last thing he wants is another obligation, but when his best friend moves out of state and asks Jason to look after his sister, he can't just say no.

Tessa had to grow up way too soon. After dealing with the aftermath of her parents' deaths, then becoming a teenage mom, she knows the meaning of responsibility. Which is why, at twenty-two, she's looking for so much more than a party boy. She's looking for someone who can stand by her and her daughter... forever.

A relationship between them is doomed from the start, but who says they can't have a little fun? But as Jason gets closer to Tessa - and her daughter - fun starts to turn into something else... something Jason's not sure he's ready for.

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