I enjoyed the portrayal of the struggles Hannah faces as a biracial woman, and many readers will see themselves in Christopher’s heroine. But I did find myself wishing that Jack and Hannah had struggled a little more in the beginning of their relationship rather than jumping into an instant attraction and regard for one another. Despite this flaw in believability, Christopher’s story comes full-circle and hits home when the truth is unveiled, because no healthy or lasting relationship can be built on lies ... There’s a lot of angst in this story about 20-something-year-old professionals, and if Cher had been either of their bosses she would’ve told them to just 'snap out of it,' but don’t let the relative immaturity of the main couple turn you away from a promising new voice in romance.
Hannah is the shining star of this story; she’s funny, outspoken, and fiercely loyal. Other secondary characters falter by comparison, but Hannah’s strong voice and sizzling chemistry with Jack keep the story enticing. Some deeper topics, such as interracial relationships and family dynamics after divorce, are touched on with finesse ... Readers who are loving this surge of inclusive, sexy romantic comedies will be charmed by this latest from best-selling author Christopher.
... a very funny read ... Unfortunately, the poignant racial issues Hannah identifies seem to vanish when she's with Jack, who's white. Jack’s image as a man with 'good manners and the choirboy smiles' belies a neediness and insecurity stemming from childhood family dynamics. As Jack and Hannah get to know one another in bed and out, their charade becomes harder to maintain yet lasts longer than some readers will have patience for ... Two go-getters find their career and relationship goals at odds in a humorous and heartfelt take on dating.
Nothing goes as planned, but their story holds few surprises other than the abundant sexual references. This rom-com will appeal to readers who want a fairy tale ending and don’t much care how they get there.