Sunday, March 15, 2015

"And I Love Her" by Marie Force

As the oldest of the ten Abbott siblings, Hunter prides himself on his ability to solve other people’s problems, but now he has a problem of his own—how to convince the woman of his dreams that his love is for keeps.

As the chief financial officer, Hunter Abbott manages the family’s various business interests while “fixing” things for the people he loves. But the one thing he can’t fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane. Instead, Hunter is prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he’s the man for her.

Megan’s sister rocks her with the news that she and her husband are moving overseas, leaving Megan truly alone. With her sister—and her job at the diner—going away, Megan finds herself leaning on the sexy, button-down accountant who isn’t afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. Can she risk her heart on Hunter?

My review:
And I Love Her gives us a story of unrequited feelings developing into true love.  As a reader, I really enjoyed how Marie Force took the "straight-laced" Hunter and through Megan, showed him loosening up and embracing life more fully.  I believe that Hunter has felt the pressure of being the oldest son and bearing the burden, with his parents, of helping to raise his siblings.  He also has a very special relationship with his twin Hannah, and we see the depths of his special relationship with her throughout this book. Hunter's feelings for his family run deep and I believe much of his emotional energy has been spent on his family, leaving him little to invest in much more than fleeting romantic relationships.
I really loved seeing Hunter come completely unglued as he began dating Megan. The author showed us how even the most serious of personalities can be shaken with just the slightest bit of emotional turmoil - and Hunter had it in spades.  His relationship with Megan begins at a time when she is struggling with decisions about her future, and while Hunter doesn't want her to feel the pressure of making a decision about her future based on his feelings for her, he also doesn't want to miss his opportunity with Megan - an opportunity he has been waiting years for. 
I really appreciated the opportunity to also stay in touch with Will and Cameron, who had continuing roles in this book.  In And I Love Her, it became clear that Will is not the only one vying for Cameron's affections.  While Cameron believes that Fred doesn't like her, I firmly believe that Fred has a serious crush on Cameron and is taking every opportunity to demonstrate his feelings for her.  I felt his trapping her and ultimately letting her go, after Will talked to him, was representative of Fred finally letting Cameron go.  I have really enjoyed the comic relief that Fred provides in each book and I look forward to seeing how Ms. Force chooses to keep Fred a prominent character in each book of the Green Mountain Series. 
Each book in the Green Mountain series has been an emotional look into a member of the Abbott family, and And I Love Her was no different.  Ms. Force continues to touch into different aspects of our emotions - family love, romantic love, sibling love, friendly love - in each of her books and I enjoyed the varying emotional aspects of love she demonstrated with Hunter and Megan in this book. Hunter has quickly become my favorite member of the Abbott family.

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