My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“There’s no competition, Mila,” he whispers against my lips. “You’re everything I want and need.”
I have been (im)patiently waiting for Mason’s story! Let me say that I was not disappointed in the least by this story. I was late in the game getting into this world, but I’ve been devouring them ever since I began. Mason was a character that intrigued me from the start because he always seemed to be a bit in the background and I could never get a read on him.
Mason. This man was much more complicated than I anticipated. At first glance he comes off as the cocky, love-em-and-leave-em type, but there’s so much more to him. Now, does that mean he isn’t a little bit easy and make me wanna knock him in the head? Nope. This guy made some STUPID choices and let his insecurities hurt other people.
Mila. I totally loved her. She was so great with her son, stubborn, sassy, and everything that Mason needed to put him in his place. Seeing her go against him, just to prove a point made me irrationally excited. She also had strength within her that wasn’t easy to see from the surface. “It’s okay to be scared,” I whisper against Mason’s mouth. “Just know, when you feel like you’re alone in the dark, I will be there. I will always be your light.” I loved that she provided a safe space for Mason, who was constantly doubting himself.
I love single parent stories! Mila and Mason were perfect because they weren’t perfect. That’s confusing, I know. This story twisted and turned, was derailed because of stupid mistakes, and almost crashed because these two were stubborn and didn’t want to give in. But man there was something about when they came together that just soothed my soul. Not to mention, Mason’s cockiness went down a bit when he realized he was whipped as much as his friends 😉
“I was thinking the only person who will ever successfully perform a takedown on me is my wife.”
Seriously loved this story and this world.