Review: Somehow Some Way

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Jennifer Probst’s Somehow Some Way is such a smart, sexy, fun read! I was riveted right from the first paragraph.  This enemies to lovers novella is original but more importantly it is incredibly satisfying and refreshing like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day.

Can two enemies and renovation/rehab experts who can not stand to be in the same vicinity of each other work together and renovate a home, thereby turning a negative into something positive and profitable?  There is the rub…

What I loved most about this story was how the sexual chemistry and tension between Charlotte and Brady developed into a tangible connection that started off as a small ember but grew into an undeniable inferno. The initial fire that lurked beneath all of the animosity in their working relationship is immediate, palpable and intriguing.

“The air thickened with a low hum of electricity, as if preparing for a storm…” ~ Charlotte

Their heat is a physical force that shined brightly from their very first meeting and only intensified as their interactions continued, finally exploding in an encounter that I will remember for a very long time. These characters are so lovable and the way that the author portrays the fact that “opposites attract” is pure genius!

“She drove him nuts and was everything he wasn’t attracted to in a woman.  Including her sassy attitude.  Like now.” ~Brady

“She wondered how many stayed after they got a dose of his attitude.  He must be on his best behavior to trick them.” ~Charlotte

“Why was it so much fun to rile her up? …Was it ego or something more?” ~Brady

Charlotte is such a Firecracker! I laughed out loud when she referred to her renovation project as a “boy toys” but it was her ambition, determination and desire to pave her own way in a male-dominated industry that greatly endeared her to me.   And Brady…his character arc warmed my heart. At first he is wildly traditional in his viewpoints on dominance and submission and male and female roles in relationships.  I found him uptight, controlling and old fashioned to the point where the feminist in me screamed for relief.   However, by the end of the novel I was captivated by his growth and the very same traits that I initially found off-putting had me crushing on him in a major way!

Another attractive aspect of this novel is the quotes at the beginning of the chapters about construction and architecture; they added meaning and depth, especially considering how they could be applied to love and commitment.  This novella reminded me of some of the television shows that I LOVE on HGTV about flipping houses but there was also a bonus of an incredibly moving, breathtaking love story added into the mix of breaking down the old and discovering something beautiful and new.

Never have so few words packed such a powerful punch! I rejoiced and cheered and I fell in love right along with these two characters.

Somehow, Some Way gets a resounding 2 thumbs up from me; I have no doubt that I will revisit this story again for the laughter, the inspiration and most of all, the love!

So read it!!!

That is this Naughty Girl’s Final Word.

Overall: 5/5 stars for hilarity, overwhelming love and blazing heat!

 

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Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady) knows exactly what he wants next in life: the perfect wife. Raised in a strict traditional family household, he seeks a woman who is sweet, conservative, and eager to settle down. With his well-known protective and dominant streak, he needs a woman to offer him balance in a world where he relishes control.

Too bad the newly hired, gorgeous, rehab addict is blasting through all his preconceptions and wrecking his ideals…one nail at a time…

Charlotte Grayson knows who she is and refuses to apologize. Growing up poor made her appreciate the simple things in life, and her new job at Pierce Brothers Construction is perfect to help her carve out a career in renovating houses. When an opportunity to transform a dilapidated house in a dangerous neighborhood pops up, she goes in full throttle. Unfortunately, she’s forced to work with the firm’s sexy architect who’s driving her crazy with his archaic views on women.

Too bad he’s beginning to tempt her to take a chance on more than just work…one stroke at a time…

Somehow, some way, they need to work together to renovate a house without killing each other…or surrendering to the white-hot chemistry knocking at the front door.

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Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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