Let me make one thing perfectly clear before I start my review.
How can you not absolutely love him?
Mal is like a steamroller in the best possible way. He's a come in, take care, take charge and takeover kind of person, add in the funniest personality, and you just cannot say no to him. Don't believe me - just ask Anne. Because that is exactly what he did to her - leaving her with her head spinning and heart reeling.
Anne tries to establish some boundaries with Mal - and being the kind of guy he is, he usually agrees, only after he's crossed them. He knows "pumpkin" (his hideous pet-name for her that drives her crazy!) - only has "crazy eyes" for him (because he always checks when she meets a new guy) and talks her into a crazy idea! Anne is just a little wary of Mal's "agreement" - mostly because she's had a crush on him for years, and she's afraid of how it all will affect her heart in the end.
This book has it all......
A Broken Bed!
Mal and his deep talks with her body parts and his...
"...concern with regards to the harsh and unyielding
nature of your shirt."
Oh, and last but not least - we have...
a "KILLER" puppy.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of this book, and couldn't put it down - there were so many parts that made me smile and laugh, and one or two that broke my heart. Mal and Anne were truly a pair - their personalities complimenting each other - and when they finally gave it all to each other, the perfect person to help get through the difficulties that life sometimes throws at all of us. I can't say enough about this book - I loved the first in this series, but now I think this one is my favorite - at least until then next comes out!