A Good Man by Rosanna Leo is one hot romance, my goodness!
I came into this book expecting a nice romance with a contractor and some drama. Then I got reading it and it was WAY better than I expected. Like, WAY BETTER. Can we bold an italicize and every other formatting thing we can do for those two words?
So, I better get to explaining why so it all makes sense:
First of all, this book is based in Canada. It gives me Property Brothers vibes with a group of brothers making a television show out of renovating houses.
Side note: If you have watched Property Brothers, you 100% have a crush on one of them. This book makes so much sense. This book was the Johnathan story and OMG did it make me feel like I could just throw Johnathan in there as a fan fiction and OMG this book was meant for me.
Back to the review and away from Briar’s fingerling: So we meet Michael who’s one of the brothers on this show. He’s the contractor, is super hot, and has a dark past (which we learn about later). His crew are all helping Emily renovate a house to make it suitable for her organic soup business. If that doesn’t sound like half of the people that go on these property shows then I don’t know what is. But, she’s engaged to Trent. Trent is the biggest jerk on the face of the planet: he’s manipulative, mean, and to throw in more alliterations, all around awful. I don’t think anyone likes Trent except himself.
Michael and Emily hit it off and we can tell they are totally made for each other. They are supportive of each other and have heart eyes. Buuuut, their exes are both hanging around and making this story packed full of drama. As we go along, the book gets hot and heavy for Michael and Emily (honestly, if you want some really sexy scenes, grab this book). The romance doesn’t really start until about halfway through the book, which I can also respect. I like romances where they aren’t suddenly in love and ta da, finished! This book took it’s time to establish a relationship and make it feel real.
It’s a fantastic romance, in short. I really loved Michael and Emily’s dynamic. Buuuut, there’s more. There’s always more, isn’t there?
This book does a great job of having mental health awareness apart of it. PTSD is featured and it’s taken seriously. It’s not a joke in anyway. I can respect this book for making a romance with realistic aspects of life in it, not make it a joke but also not make the book feel depressing for addressing it. Rosanna Leo did an incredible job.
Overall, this book is what I wanted in a romance. It was a great escape during these crazy times. The book feels real yet also is a magical wonderland to escape from the insanity of reality.
Best quote of the book: “Seize the day. Seize the man!” I am totally gonna use that one now!
Five out of five stars!
I received a free copy of this book from the author, Rosanna Leo, in exchange of an honest review.
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