Reading Her~A Review

Amanda Radley has always been one of my go-to authors when I’m looking for a HEA, feel-good romance novel. She is an expert at writing stories in this genre, so I was eager to get her newest novel, Reading Her. I’m happy to say this book lived up to all my expectations.

This starts out as an enemies-to-lovers tale since the two love interests (Barrister Allegra Whittaker and fitness instructor Lauren Evans) have a less than amicable run in over Allegra’s fourteen year old son, Hugo. This happens when Hugo uses his mother’s credit card without her permission to attend the gym. In spite of the initial hard feelings, though, there is a connection that seems to grow each time they meet. Hugo is the catalyst that brings the two together, but there is so much that could keep them apart, especially a secret that Lauren has kept for most of her life.

This is not only a beautiful romance, the story showcases the problems teenagers sometimes face with bullying as well as other societal problems. Lauren and Allegra also must deal with class and financial disparity because of their very different backgrounds and occupations.

The characters make this story something special, especially Lauren. Her character is so deep and vibrant, sensitive and caring even as she tries to be something of a player. It is easy to fall for her as Allegra does in the story. Allegra and Hugo are also well-developed and realistic. Hugo acts just like I expect him to.

This is a beautiful tale of love, family, and the joy of happy ever after. All romance lovers need to read this novel.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.

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