Review – Just for Appearances by Jenna Rutland (@entangledpub @jennarutland)

Just for Appearances (Lake Bliss, #2)Just for Appearances by Jenna Rutland

My rating: 4 of 5 gargoyles

While I found the initial premise a little convenient, in the end it didn’t disrupt my enjoyment of this book at all.

Rachel – being a mother myself WITH the help of their father, I’m in awe of the woman’s ability to raise three children, no, three BOYS alone. She’s done her best and understandably is a little overwhelmed as she tries to get back into the work force. Everyone needs a little help and she’s not ashamed to admit it, even when it ends up coming to her in the form of gorgeous John MacDonald.

John – I liked his motivation for coming to Lake Bliss and the fact that he was incredibly up front from the beginning that he’s only there temporarily. I liked his redemption in the eyes of the town, and his reasons for caring what they thought of him – because he was trying to get a community center built to help kids out.

These two together were spectacular. I loved the way they fought the attraction to one another as long as they could. While the curveball toward the end in the form of Rachel’s ex was a bit over the top and conveniently timed, I didn’t really mind it. It’s category romance and no one does Category like Entangled does these days (not even my beloved Harlequin Presents).

I loved the setting of Lake Bliss and the small-town feeling that the Bliss books all have. This definitely won’t be a miss for all those who enjoy such settings.

Give this book a shot. I have to track down the first one in the series, so that should tell you how much I really enjoyed this book.

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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