For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: September 15th, 2016
From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.
Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell.
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created.
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle.
So what’s the problem?
He’s also a gigantic jerk.
I hate the bastard.
I try to avoid him at all costs.
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up.
Only the real issue is his daughter, English.
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea.
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life.
So I have to deal with him on a professional level.
It’s not easy.
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard.
But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof.
That’s how he ends up propositioning me.
And crazy as it sounds?
I find myself considering it.
This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers
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~ 5 Under the Rainbow Stars ~
For the Love of English is my first AM Hargrove independent novel. I have read many of her co-authored novels, and I have to say this book is just as great as the others I’ve read. AM Hargrove has a fan for life in me.
I want to say that For the Love of English is a lighthearted read, and it is for the most part, but it also has a very serious side to it. What made me laugh the most during this read was English herself. She was the most adorable 6 year old I have ever read about. But there is very much an adult side to this story, and I am not just talking about the sexual side to these characters. I think the story showed an accurate account of what a single parent goes through when faced with the situation of possibly losing their child.
This story is told in 3 different parts, which to be honest I didn’t understand why it was written like that until I read the story and realized it was a great way to tell this story. Everything flowed well and the pace of the story was perfect. I would classify this as an enemies to lovers themed story, because Sheridan really can’t stand Beck right from the start. To say their first meeting was a tense one, is an understatement. I thought this storyline was interesting and captivating. It kept my attention all the way through. I found it different from anything else I have read lately and to me that was totally refreshing. This book seemed a little on the longer side, but I never felt the story dragged. The author gives us a lot in this story but does it in a way that doesn’t weigh or slow the story down.
In this book we meet Beck, Sheridan and English. Beck is a twenty five year old single father to English. At 19, a woman who he had a drunken night with, suddenly drops off English on his front porch and leaves a note and papers and then disappears. Faced with this new situation, Beck faces it head on and is determined to be the best father any man could be. And let me tell you his devotion to his daughter was so heartwarming, I couldn’t help falling in love with this man. Sheridan is a 22 year old woman just starting her first job as a teacher after graduating college. It turns out that English is in Sheridan’s class. These three characters have a rocky start but it was great watching them blossom into something more. Out of the blue, English’s biological mom comes back into the picture and starts a turbulent ride for custody of English. Beck and Sheridan face this head on, but the road is a bumpy one. they face a lot of ups and downs. Will these two be able to weather the storm together? Can they work together and become the family they are meant to be?? Read this story to find out those answers.
We also meet some other characters in this story, who are pivotal in this book. Sheridan’s BFF Michelle and Beck’s parents were vital to this story. I loved all three of these characters. My only negative is we also meet Oliver (kind of) who is dating Michelle, and the author kind of eludes to things during the story and I felt that their story was never really finished. I was left with some questions that I would’ve liked answered. Oh Well!!! It didn’t take away my full enjoyment of this book.
I would definitely recommend this book. If you love a book with an adorable 6 year old girl that will make you laugh and melt your heart, then this is the story to read!! Give it a try, I don’t think you’ll be sorry.
About the Author:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.
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