He's a gentleman
Foley Sanders figured he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.
Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she's tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn off men. She's got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley has trouble written all over him-no way is she going to fall for his charms.
Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he's all gentleman. Too bad Cyn's not buying it. What's a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams won't give him the time of day?
Foley and Cynthia never quite worked as a couple for me. I could see the attraction, and maybe why they would hook up. But they spend so much of the book focused on how different they were that I never completely believed in a relationship between them that was ever focused on the things they had in common.
I liked the they were both real people, that they were not perfect. I liked that Cyn was not the perfect size 0, although I thought the storyline with the mom was a little much. It is hard to get into without spoilers, but it seemed like the was this played out was a little more dramatic than necessary, especially in a book that seemed to be looking to tell a story about accessible characters who seemed like real people.
Overall, the pacing was good and the characters mostly believable. There was, in my opinion, too much focus on the differences for me to fully engage with them as a couple, but I am still able to say that I was able to enjoy the book, even though I am not convinced this was more than a "Happily For Now" ending.