A Handful of Fire by Alexis Alvarez
“Every single fucking time I look at him, I feel this incredible rush of love that’s so powerful, it terrifies me. Because I can’t lose him. If I lose him, I’m going to fucking fall apart, and I’ll never come back together, and I can’t let him see that.”
Michael is the most precious thing in Gabriel Baystock‘s life.
In order to help his son recover from the trauma of being a cancer patient so young, he hires child therapist Shai Bonaventura that soon falls for both father and son.
Shai’s past is full of secrets and her relationship with this family of two might not be strong enough yet to withstand their weight.
Unfortunately I couldn’t get passed the 50% mark.
BIG FAT DNF
I don’t know why I’m bumping into so many books where the author thinks it’s a great idea to add another woman for the hero into the mix.
I’m fine with multiple partners in erotica but when I want a romance with a good plot?
NO. Just NO.
Those who’ve read some of my reviews before know that I HATE serious OW drama.
Here the “hero” has a fuck buddy and he keeps on being with her even when he knows he feels something deeper for the heroine.
Because he needs “a release” and the fuck buddy is a great fuck.
Even if she’s horrible with his kid and his kid hates her.
Even if his son has issues and clearly doesn’t need his father’s fuck buddy around to make his coping with his illness and the loss of his mother even harder.
THIS IS ME AT THIS POINT OF THE STORY ↓
I just can’t accept the hero’s need for “release” as reason enough to:
1) Have that woman into his kid’s life after all that boy had to go through.
2) Stay with her even when he realizes he wants the “heroine”.
Obviously I didn’t enjoy it.
I wished some reviewer had given a bit of more useful informations instead of just gushing about this book!
Of course…If you don’t have issues with OW drama, you might actually enjoy this story.
I LOVED Michael and how he opens up with Shai.
Steamy sex scenes aside, Micheal and his journey was the only thing I truly enjoyed about this book.
⭐ 1 Star ⭐
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 3 /5
Plot: 1 /5
Hero: 1 /5
Heroine: 2 /5
Secondary Characters: 4 /5
MC’s chemistry: 3 /5 Sex scenes are well written and there’s good chemistry…if only I could stand the hero!
Triggers: serious OW drama, 10 years old troubled child in remission.
Recommended to: I wouldn’t recommend it but a lot of Adult Romance Readers loved it.
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