Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review: That Thing Called Love by Susan Anderson



It took me a while to warm up to this book.  Jenny, who is Austin’s temporary guardian, mind you not even related to him, held a grudge worse than some single parents who became that way after a one night stand.  Jake can do nothing right in her mind, for all she knows is he should just stay out of Austin’s life permanently, cause he never found the time before to actually be a father to Austin.  Then, when Jake knocks on her door for the first time looking for Austin, she tries to deny the instant attraction she feels for Jake and then proceeds to make her feelings of him known almost instantly.  Jake, isn’t a saint either, at first.  He walked away from his son 13 years ago and while he may have looked back, he would be distracted and forget about him all over again.  He is here now and he knows he needs him son to warm up to him and he knows Jenny is the way to make that happen.  What he isn’t prepared for is the attraction he feels for her.  

I was all prepared to hate Jake because of how he treated Austin for 13 years, but then Jake kind of sneaks his way into your heart and I actually started routing for Austin and him to have a true father son relationship.  Jake made mistakes… he knows that, but what Jenny doesn’t realize is that there were reasons why he left unknown to her and that no matter what her wishes are, Jake is Austin’s father and she is a non-relative with temporary guardianship.  I honestly didn’t warm up too Jenny until the very end of the book.  In my opinion, she acted like judge, jury and executioner when it came to Jake, and even though she loved Austin like a little brother she overstepped her boundaries on how she acted. 

3 comments:

DiDi said...

I felt the same way and ended up really enjoying this book.

Maria D. said...

Thanks for the review - I haven't read this one yet - will keep this in mind:)

cutiephinphin said...

I didn't feel so about Jenny and I really did like her and understood her protectiveness over Austin.

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