I loved Jensen Rose with everything I had; then he stomped my heart to dust. Now I hate him, so why is it that I can’t get the sexy, infuriating father of my child out of my head?
“Sure you’ve noticed already, but it looks like big brother wants to rip your organs out through a hole he’s plannin’ to punch in your chest.”
I turned to look over my shoulder toward the section I knew Shane’s family would be sitting in, along with their other friends. They never sat anywhere else but at the pool tables whenever they came in. And sure enough, Stone Hendrix was looking at me exactly how Gage had described.
The dude had about two inches on me and a couple pounds worth of muscle. Every inch of his beefy arms was covered in colorful ink in intricate designs, only making him look even more menacing than he already did.
I’d only met the man twice back when Shane and I were together, but it had been enough for the dude to scare the absolute piss out of me. Now, not so much. I hadn’t been in a fight in years, but that didn’t mean I’d gotten rusty. If anything, with the skills I’d picked up during my time in the service, I was even better at it than I had been back then. It was just that I had my anger issues in check now.
I looked to his left and spotted Scooter sitting next to him—only slightly smaller but no less threatening—looking at me with the same scowl. Instead of turning away, I jerked my chin up, letting them know I wasn’t going to be intimidated into leaving. They knew why I was here. Hell, everyone in Redemption knew. I was here to get my family back, and I wasn’t going to let anyone get in the way of that.
a series of interconnected standalone romances
This book had both my favorite and least favorite things. I love single parent stories and even ones where the parents get back together. However, I’m not the biggest fan of flashback scenes and Bittersweet did have a lot of them. I really enjoyed the present setting and seeing Shane and Jensen try to work things out. It’s clear that neither got over each other and the attraction between them is very strong. I know their past played a huge roll in the story but I’ll admit I found myself quickly reading those scenes. I wanted to get back to Shane and Jensen in the present. I love the town and Community of Redemption and it was lovely to see Jensen and Shane get back together and rediscover the love for each other that was always there. For me, personally, less flashbacks would have given this book 4 stars instead of 3. If you like flashbacks and seeing how the characters came together and then broke apart when they were younger, then you will love this book. High on the high school angst.
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.