A cute holiday story (I’m calling it a holiday story because most of it does take part around Christmas) that hit all the right spots for this reader.

Jase Beckford wants to live a quiet life. His childhood friend and neighbor Hannah is still his best friend, but when he walks into the Walters house one morning just before Christmas and sees her twin sister Becca for the first time in five years, he wonders if he missed out on something special. Jase doesn’t know that Becca has nursed a secret crush on him since childhood. And this Christmas, Becca and Jase find themselves spending more together.

Should’ve Been You is the third book in the Man Enough series. I have not read the previous books, but that did not stop me from enjoying this book. There are characters and other relationships mentioned here that were probably detailed in previous books, but enough info is contained here that I didn’t feel I was missing anything. I liked what I saw of these other characters and will be adding the other books to my TBR.

My biggest pet peeve about romance novels is how fast the couple usually seems thrown together. That was not the case here! Jase and Becca grew up together, so there’s already a solid relationship that could flourish, and flourish nicely it did.

Clocking in with 250 pages, Should’ve Been You is shorter than your average book, but I didn’t feel I was shorted at all. I felt I had a full and complete story and look forward to seeing what’s next for Jase and Becca. Their ending was satisfactory for this reader, but knowing this book is part of series makes me think they could be mentioned in additional books and I’m eager to check in with them again. I also look forward to getting Hannah’s story, I hope her love story is next.

Romance fans will love this one!

“This is a lot of work,” she said. “Amazing things always require a little work,” he said, grinning up at her.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy of Should’ve Been Enough.


Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: Should’ve Been You

Author: Nicole McLaughlin

Release Date: January 30, 2018

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