Real Men Don't Quit
by: Coleen Kwan
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Rating: 5/5 Stars
Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?
When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he's sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door. Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he's never been one to set down roots. No, he'll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.
Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She's never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can't tempt her. Not in the least.
Only Tyler and Luke can't stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?
This book made me swoon a bit. Who doesn't want to read about a hunky author? Rar! I loved this book. The romance was so sweet, but definitely not overdone. There was a little bit of concern for me when I first started to read, since I'm not up to date on Austrialian slang. I was fairly confused at some points, but I did get the gist of the story, and about halfway through, I started to understand the slang from context.
The characters are easy to fall in love with. Luke and Tyler were both scorned from parental problems in their past, and their internal conflict was written well. Their internal struggles weren't overdone, instead they were written slowly over time, developing the characters at a smooth pace. Tyler is a fantastic mother, even with her overwhelming workload. The rules Luke and Tyler set show just how much that Tyler makes Chloe her first priority.
This story has such a tender ending, and I was very happy by the decisions made by both Luke and Tyler. Eek! Such a hard reivew to write without doing spoilers! There's so much more I'd like to say, but I'll end with this; Read it!!!
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