Lizzie has made endless mistakes. Kitchen fires, pyramid schemes, bangs (of the hair and human variety), you name it, she’s done it… and made a mess of it too. One mistake she’s never made is letting anyone get closer to her than a single hook-up. But after losing yet another bakery job due to her uncontrolled ADHD, she breaks her cardinal rule and has a two-night-stand that changes everything.
... a steamy romcom that invokes the forced proximity/stuck together, accidental pregnancy, and there’s ‘only one bed’ tropes ... First off, I adored this book, especially Lizzie and Rake’s steamy chemistry, and it was more enjoyable than A Brush with Love ... It was great seeing how Lizzie and Rake’s feelings for each other grew throughout the book after being forced to spend lots of time together ... I appreciated the thoughtful inclusion of ADHD representation and the realistic way in which Eddings’ described neurodiversity /// There wasn’t much about this book to dislike but, even though it provided some funny moments, I found some of the descriptions of the erotic pastries to be a bit much. It also seemed as though there were some missed opportunities, such as it would have been heartwarming to have seen Lizzie’s parents finally come to accept, understand, and unconditionally love Lizzie flaws and all ... a steamy and funny rom com that I highly recommend picking up!
... doesn’t shy away from the very real problems that the titular character’s ADHD causes ... Despite his own internal conflicts, including a commitment-phobic approach to romantic entanglements, Rake’s main role in the story is to open Lizzie’s eyes to all she has to offer. Even when she sees herself as a mess, he sees her as beautiful, charming, clever and endearing. Is he a little too perfect? Perhaps. But readers turn to romance novels because we want to believe that there are men like Rake out there: gorgeous, kind men who will come through even when things get messy; thoughtful and insightful men who will love their partners the way they deserve to be loved. Though the romance is a bit unbalanced—Lizzie doesn’t spend an equal amount of time showing Rake that he deserves to be loved as well—it’s hard to complain about seeing a woman who doubted her own value get showered with love, appreciation and respect.