Josie has given up on finding a partner after being unlucky in love and chooses to have a baby on her own. But when she gives birth with the help of her neighbor Miles, a connection is formed between the two, and they decide to get married to form a comfortable family unit. But of course, the marriage-of-convenience is not as convenient as it seems…
I picked up this book for an obvious reason: There is a smiling baby flying through the air on the cover. The whole thing screams comfort. And this was a warm comfort read indeed. The leads are really likable and well-suited to each other – they are friends first, but become attracted to each other after bonding through Davy and decide to get married because they enjoy each other’s company and have both been burned by love.
The book is quite low angst, which I enjoyed, as the plot mostly deals with the characters getting to know each other and acknowledging the true nature of the feelings simmering between them. They were a couple I could see realistically working together. I also liked the relationships between the leads and Miles’s daughters, who also read like real teenagers.
However, I thought the ending was somewhat rushed, with the situation with Ashley being resolved in a rather lacklustre manner. After I skated along so comfortably the abrupt nature of it was like a splash of cold water! I also wished Davy had a more important role in the story; he brought Josie and Miles together of course, but any number of things could have done that and I was expecting more of a cuteness factor from him.
Overall though, it was definitely an enjoyable read, hitting a lot of the tropes I like and every bit as cosy as the cover promises.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.