Hey peeps! I haven't posted too much lately... maybe cause I'm prepping for this review!
I'm so honored to be touring (ish) Won't Last Long by the AMAZING Heidi Joy Tretheway! Check out her website, check out her book, check out my blog (or not).
Won't Last Long
By Heidi Joy Tretheway
Can two people who are totally wrong for each other ever be right?
She's a feisty, sly marketing exec intent on hiding her small-town roots. He’s a laid-back engineer with a shaggy mutt and a pushy ex.
When Joshua asks Melina out, she asks what kind of car he drives. She’ll do drinks, not dinner. She’s always in control. But with Joshua’s easy confidence and sharp wit, Melina is soon breaking the dating rules she made for herself.
Opposites attract—but friends think Melina and Joshua can’t possibly last. When crisis throws their world off its axis, Melina must confront her childhood family, the people she’s come to care about, and the destruction of her pristine image. (Goodreads)
This book hit home for me. I have both Joshua and Melina's flaws, so reading about them made me realize that. Is Won't Last Long secretly a self-help book? If so, it's the best self-help book because it doesn't feel like one!
Melina's the resident ice queen and control freak. Her condition is so bad that it even affects dates: no dinner, keep them hanging so they'll want more. It's really interesting how in control she is until Joshua comes along. When he does come along, she starts to break a little.
Joshua has a mission. He wants Melina to be his. Of course, with his easy demeanor, Melina can't do anything but agree. I think he's a great character because he isn't like typical love interests in novels. He's his own character, unaffected by all those other guys in romance novels.
The writing is in third person. It switches between Joshua and Melina's viewpoints. The writing is fairly well-written. No sucky third-person for you!
There's a lot more than just the romance. Joshua and Melina have to deal with emotional baggage, lies, broken houses, false impressions, and protective friends. They have to learn to solve all of their problems to be good together.
Overall, an excellent novel.
Thanks Samantha from Chick Lit Plus and Heidi, the author, for letting me read this. I LOVE YOU BOTH.