I've read several of Keeland's contemporary romances in the past. They are good time-passers for my exercise bike hour. Unfortunately, this one had little to offer me and, instead of entertaining me while pedaling, it kept annoying me.
Well, a big part of the problem is me. I'm too old for this. The characters are much younger and much less mature than I am. That didn't bother me so much in the past. Have I been doing some super-aging recently or are Vi Keeland's characters regressing in maturity level?
The plot here contains shades of other Keeland stories, such as BOSSMAN, HATE NOTES, BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE (yes, yes, I've read too many CRs) but it's, IMO, less well-developed and a bit bubble-gummy. There are serious issues the MCs are dealing with, but everything is lightly and superficially touched upon.