ARC Review: Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin

Posted February 14, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 11 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Should’ve Been You by Nicole McLaughlin
Should've Been You
by Nicole McLaughlin

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 30 2018
Series: Man Enough #3
Published by Swerve
Pages: 137
Format: eARC
 

“If you are looking for a sweet and romantic story, then this is it.”
~ Under the Covers

I don’t usually read out of order but the premise for this book came at just the right time and I just HAD to give it a read.  This is also my first time reading Nicole McLaughlin and I’ve been wanting to try her books for a while.  And I really enjoyed what I got from her here.

SHOULD’VE BEEN YOU is about childhood neighbors Jase and Becca.  He grew up in a family full of hard times and when he was at his lowest it was the Walters family that came to his rescue.  Becca has had a crush on him ever since but he seemed to only have time and eyes for her twin sister Hannah.  Even developing a long and deep friendship with her that has lasted through the years.  Becca always assumed Jase hated her and she’s done everything in her power to put those feelings behind her and move on with her life.  Until she meets Jase again years later and they realize they are more perfect for each other than they ever thought possible.

If you are looking for a sweet and romantic story, then this is it.  I loved how the relationship between these two developed and how they started not as enemies but really not liking each other very much and then got to know each other as they should’ve all those years ago.  As a couple I thought they were really cute.

I will give you a warning about the fact that when Becca comes back to town and reconnects with Jase (as friends mostly) she is dating someone else and there’s a cheating line that was crossed.  I wasn’t a big fan of this and I wish that hadn’t been part of the book.  It did take away some of my enjoyment of this story, so fair warning.

Overall, this was a cute read and I breezed right through it.  I will be on the lookout for more books by Ms. McLaughlin for sure.

 

 

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About Nicole McLaughlin

Nicole wrote her first full length book (6 pages) about the birth of her baby sister, when she was eight years old. She only finished it because her mother bribed her with a Rick Astley cassette tape. Sad, but true. Now her characters are what keep her writing and her subject matter has gotten a little bit deeper and a lot more romantic. She resides in a small town outside of Kansas City with her husband and three sons. When she isn’t writing, she’s a wedding and portrait photographer, loves to cook, and watch historical dramas or documentaries.
Represented by Sarah E. Younger at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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I keep hearing great things about this series. It’s in my TBR pile. Thanks for the review!

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Thanks for the review Francesca

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Great review Francesca!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thank you for the heads up on the cheating part.

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I keep hearing great things about this series. It’s in my TBR pile. Thanks for the review!

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Thanks for the review Francesca

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Great review Francesca!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thank you for the heads up on the cheating part.

Amy R
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Nicole McLaughlin is a new to me author, thanks for the review.

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Nicole McLaughlin is a new to me author, thanks for the review.

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