Too Complicated by Bethany Lopez
(Lewis Cousins, #2)
A Contemporary Romance
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Reardon Lewis is a small-town lawyer in Cherry Springs, the place where he and his cousins grew up. With the body of a Viking and the heart of a geek, Reardon is loyal to his family and indispensable to his community. The only thing missing in his life is love, and it just so happens that the one woman he has always wanted but could never have has just moved to Cherry Springs.
Chloe Zahn is a successful businesswoman, a city girl, and a single mom. The last thing she ever planned to do was move to a small town, but that’s the choice she’s made to bring her son closer to his dad. The only problem? The Lewis family and the obvious disdain they have for her.
The more time Reardon and Chloe spend together, the harder it is to fight their growing feelings for each other. Things between them have always been Too Complicated, but Reardon knows this may be his last chance to win over the woman he's always dreamed of, complications be damned.
Too Complicated is the second in an all-new small-town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins as they learn about love and loss in Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business.
Crazy tall, with blond, perfectly styled hair and bright-blue eyes, Reardon Lewis was not a hard man to look at. In fact, sometimes I would catch sight of him and my body would react in a completely unexpected way.
Kind of like it is now…
I was aware of the heat coming off his body, his shoulders so large that they were barely a centimeter away from mine, as he slouched into the seat, probably trying to reach some level of comfort. His hands were palm down on his thighs, and were so very large that just looking at them seemed to cause something inside of me to start twitching.
Then there was his smell.
Good Lord on earth, it was heavenly.
I’d caught a whiff every now and then, but at this proximity the bright, clean smell of him seemed to wrap around me in a warm hug.
“Chloe?” he asked, and I snapped out of my scent-induced stupor, and realized he’d asked me something.
“I’m sorry, what?” I asked, hoping he didn’t suspect that I was having a physical reaction to his presence. I clenched my thighs together and started counting to twenty, hoping to make the tingle go away.
“I asked if this is the first time you’re seeing it.”
“Seeing what?” I asked dumbly.
“Star Wars,” he replied with a chuckle, then narrowed his eyes at me. “Are you okay?”
Too Complicated, is the second title in the Lewis cousins series and features Reardon and Chloe. I thoroughly enjoyed Chloe and Reardon's story. You really need to read the first book in this series Too Tempting, as the story follows the same group of characters, and follows off where the previous book left off.
Although Chloe and Reardon have a complicated history and relationship due to their familial ties, both characters are completely endearing. I adored Reardon who is quite enigmatic, the sexy, suit wearing, kind hearted lawyer, who underneath has tattooed hard body, with geekish tendencies.
Chloe is fiercely independent, used to relying only on herself and her sister Zoe. A single parent of a teen son, she's put relationships on the back burner to raise her son.
A fast paced read that I thoroughly enjoyed and I eagerly anticipate the release of the next book in this series, and cannot wait to see which of the Lewis cousins will find their happy ever after next.