Should've Been You: A Man Enough Romance

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 30, 2018 - Fiction - 250 pages
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Childhood neighbors get a chance at love in Should’ve Been You, an achingly romantic novella in Nicole McLaughlin’s Man Enough series!

National Guardsman Jase Beckford wants to live a quiet life raising cattle and taking care of his mother. His childhood friend and neighbor Hannah is still his best friend, but when he walks into the Walters house one morning and sees her twin sister Becca for the first time in five years, he wonders if he missed out on something special.

Becca Walters has nursed a secret crush on Jase since childhood, but he always preferred Hannah, so she buried her feelings assuming her sister and Jase would one day turn their flirtation into a real relationship. And this Christmas, she is anticipating a proposal of her own, so Jase’s reappearance in her life doesn’t mean anything. Much. Okay, maybe more than Becca would like to admit.

However, when Becca’s sister gets engaged to someone who’s not Jase, Becca and Jase find themselves spending more together. And when secrets are revealed, suddenly those dormant feelings come back to life; but is the possibility of something between them worth risking the happiness of everyone they love?

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Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin A sexy cowboy romance. Sweet in an “old crush” finally happens way. A couple of hot bedroom scenes and the happy ending you want. The epilogue adds the ... Read full review

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Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin
A sexy cowboy romance. Sweet in an “old crush” finally happens way. A couple of hot bedroom scenes and the happy ending you want. The epilogue adds the
endearing ever after.
3rd in the series. Stands alone.
Jase and Becca have known each other since their teenage years. While Becca has had a crush on Jase since their early years, it’s Hannah, her sister, who is best friends with Jase. Because of a lie, Jase thinks Becca doesn’t even like him. Time to get that all straightened out.
As I was reading this book, I wondered about Hannah. Had I missed her story? Was she really that flighty? Did she tell that lie deliberately? Is she really in love with this band guy? Many of these questions are answered and she totally redeems herself, but I want to know she settles down too. I will have to watch for the next few books in this series.
Bottom line - a feel good, comfy and easy romance.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley.
 

About the author (2018)

Nicole McLaughlin wrote her first full length book (6 pages) about the birth of her baby sister, when she was eight years old. She only finished it because her mother bribed her with a Rick Astley cassette tape. Sad, but true. Now her characters are what keep her writing and her subject matter has gotten a little bit deeper and a lot more romantic. She resides in a small town outside of Kansas City with her husband and three sons. When she isn’t writing, she’s a wedding and portrait photographer, loves to cook, and watch historical dramas or documentaries. She is the author of the Man Enough novels All I Ask, and Along Came Us, and the Whiskey and Wedding series.

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