Linda Windsor is back with a delightful romance that kept my interest from page one. And you’ve seen any of my other reviews, you know how much I don’t like straight romance. Usually there has to be some other hook to the book.
For Pete’s Sake focuses on Ellen Brittingham, one of a group of four friends who have stayed close since high school. Ellen doesn’t quite fit in. She’s tomboy who’s comfortable on her Harley, loves to have her hands in the dirt, and isn’t even sure true love exists.
Then Adrian Sinclair moves in next door. He’s got a great car, a son, a yard that needs Ellen’s help, and … a fiancée. Ellen befriends Adrian’s awkward son, and soon finds herself drawn to the father even though she tells everyone who will listen he’s taken.
Adrian’s life is turned upside down when the FBI investigates his partner. The Britiinghams are the only source of normalcy in his life. And the more time he spends with them, the more he has to ignore this feelings for Ellen.
Ellen and Adrian each have a depth that pulled me in. I wanted to see how they would resolve the issues of their friendship. The tug of war they feel between each other and their responsibilities was so true to life. Here are two people trying to do the right thing, and wondering if it might not be the wrong thing after all.
Ellen’s three friends play key roles, like they did in Wedding Bell Blues, the first fun book in this series. And toward the end, the book takes on the pacing and tension of suspense.
The title is a fun twist…read the book and you’ll see what I mean. It contains several layers of meaning in three tiny little words. And it perfectly encapsulates this enjoyable book.