Friday, September 20, 2019

Review: Call Her Mine (Harmony Pointe #1) by Melissa Foster

Call Her Mine
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: Harmony Pointe #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published: August 13, 2019
Source: Publisher

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Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.

Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.

But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.

Hello friends! If you haven't already noticed, I am a bit of a Foster-fiend. When it comes to Melissa Foster, I will devour whatever she publishes in record time. Although for some reason, I have yet to read her books with Montlake. Do they have a different tone? Not really. Do they take place in the same world as her Bradens? I think so. So why I haven't read them yet is beyond me. Which is why I made it a priority to read Call Her Mine. I wanted to finally be introduced into this world and, while I love it, I feel like I need to talk about the one aspect of this book that drove me absolutely batty.

Ben Dalton ... 

Now, don't get me wrong. By the end of the book I was fully in his corner. He went through quite a shock of finding a baby on his doorstep - his baby. But for the love of my sanity, I wanted to scream at him for the first chunk of the book. Dude! Man up and tell her how you feel!! Stop playing stupid. Yes, I know you're scared that it'll ruin your friendship. Yes, she's just as nervous. But stop playing everything off as an accident or whatever you're telling yourself. And if you call that baby girl "It" one more time, I will personally kick you in the nuts. I'm just sayin'.

And Aurelia? Girl... Just no. Stop running to Ben's rescue every single time he cries wolf. It's just going to keep breaking your heart and you know this! 

Oh, thank god. I feel better getting that off my chest. I know it doesn't sound like I enjoyed the book, but I really did. Sometimes you just don't like the characters for the first part of the book. Once Ben finally acted on his feelings towards Aurelia and started warming up to Bea, I definitely liked him more. He went through a big shock and that should be factored in his actions. I loved the secondary characters and finally meeting the new gang. Hopefully I'll get to know them better in future books.

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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