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Published by Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster Genres: Coming of Age, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
A young woman desperate to outrun her nightmare reluctantly falls straight into the arms of the one boy who might be able to wake her up in this sweet and sexy debut about finding love while confronting your demons.
After Emma Fletcher is viciously attacked and left for dead, she flees to her old childhood hometown where she’s confronted with bitter memories of her damaged past and alcoholic mother. Emma is determined to make her stay temporary and get out with minimal emotional damage. What she doesn’t count on is Tristan Banks: auto mechanic, coffee addict, and town hottie with dark secrets of his own.
Tristan’s track record of saving girls has historically led to failure. The last thing he needs is trouble in the form of a leggy brunette with an attitude, but when he starts to fall for Emma, Tristan realizes the only way he can save her is to help her save herself.
This is my first time reading anything by this author. It looks like this might be her first time publishing something on a platform other than Wattpad though, which means I definitely have to check her out over there!
Both Tristan and Emma have a bit of tragedy from their recent pasts that they are trying to move on from and it makes bits and pieces of this story rather emotional but, over all, this story ended up being a feel-good tale in my opinion.
Tristan was sexy, smart and super sweet, sometimes even overly sappy. Emma was clearly guarded and a bit broken but she was still a likeable character who didn’t hide behind a bitchy personality. Their relationship moved a bit quicker than you would expect from people who had gone through what they had, but it never felt rushed or unrealistic. They brought out the best in each other.
Mateo and Marley might have played secondary characters but they really were an important, and interesting addition to the story. The dynamic of this foursome’s friendship is part of what really made the story great.
The Enchanment of Emma Fletcher is story of broken hearts, friendship, new beginnings and learning that sometimes the only person who can save you is yourself and I really enjoyed the journey. I would definitely read something else from this author.
My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.