Flirting with Forever by Sara Ohlin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Flirting with Forever is a sweet small-town romance featuring insta-love, older woman-younger man, and lots of great family dynamics. It’s the third book in the Graciella series, and while technically a stand-alone, I do think I would have benefited reading the first two. (I struggled a little to keep the supporting characters straight—I’m still not sure who Elena is. 😅)
Cass and Adam have a—I shit you not—truly fantastic meet cute, with a bit of help from Adam’s puppy, Bullet. From then on, it’s game over for Adam; Cass is everything that he wants. Cass, on the other hand, is still grieving the death of her husband and isn’t quite ready to jump in with both feet, no matter how drawn to Adam she may be.
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Adam and Cass and loved how sweet and pure Adam was. He is patient with Cass, never pushing her or making her uncomfortable with his presence or attention. As Cass spends more time at Brockman Farms—and with Adam—she slowly comes to crave him, his body, heart and mind. If you love soft, sweet feelings between MCs, this book is for you!
The biggest conflict in Flirting with Forever is actually one of the things I didn’t love about the story, but it’s a spoiler. This is definitely a me thing and something in which your mileage may vary!
Cass finds out she is pregnant (after fainting off a horse) from a one night stand she had before she comes to Brockman Farms. I’m not a big fan of surprise pregnancies in romance and just didn’t love it. Like I said—ymmv!
Overall, I had some mixed feelings about Flirting with forever. Sara writes beautifully, though there were times I felt the flowery language overshadowed the story as a whole. I did really like Adam and Cass (and Bullet!) though, and look forward to see what Sara does next!
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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