I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This is So Happening by Amelia Kingston
Series: So Far So Good #2
Published by Totally Bound Publishing on August 4, 2020
Genres: NA Contemporary Romance
Source: the author
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A torturously tempting love story.
Jessica ‘Jessie’ Allen is sugary sweet and perpetually perky. Running on an endless supply of enthusiasm, she’s in constant motion. The people pleaser is running herself ragged to make other people happy—anything to avoid having to figure out what would make her happy.
Devin Bennett is her complete opposite, the immovable object to Jessie’s unstoppable force. The tall, tattooed and brooding mechanic hates change and the perky blonde co-ed shoving it down his throat. Jessie is drawn to him like a valley girl to an outlet mall, but Devin dodges her advances better than a UFC fighter. The longer she’s around, the harder it is to keep his hands off her perfect body and his lips away from her sassy mouth.
For the first time in her life, Jessie knows what she wants. Devin Bennett. And she’s not above torturing him with temptation to make it happen.
Reader advisory: This book contains reference to inadequate parenting, spousal violence and child abuse.
While I adored Elizabeth and Austin’s story in So, That Got Weird, it took me just a bit to get into Jessie and Devin’s story. That surprised me a bit, because I really did like Jessie from meeting her in the first book. I totally understood Jessie in her keeping busy, having trouble saying no to people personality. But her outgoing and going after the guy she wanted definitely was not me. I think that’s why I had the issue at the beginning. I just know I personally would have given up with Devin’s total rejection over and over. But it’s really good that Jessie didn’t, because the two of them were perfect together.
Once they’d kind of gotten into a rhythm, I really started enjoying the story a lot more. The physical connection was definitely there from the start, even as Devin tried to deny it. I think just his actions at the beginning when we were in the chapters from Jessie’s point of view are what made it hard for me to understand how she didn’t give up.
While Devin’s parents definitely were ones that made his life really hard, Jessie had a great family. But, I do get her feelings of making sure what she did lived up to their wishes. That is something I have struggled with, when really I should, like Jessie ended up doing, go with what I know is what I want and really would be great at.
I don’t know if we’ll get any more books in this series, and who they might be about, but I do enjoy this author’s writing and hope to read more in the future!