One door closes, another one opens..

Too Much of a Good Thing?Too Much of a Good Thing? by Joss Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Most parents wonder what would happen to their children if anything happened to them. I wonder how many times older siblings think about their responsibility towards their siblings if their parents died. Such a heavy burden to carry if you’re barely an adult yourself.
Lu slipped into the role of both mother and father to ensure her brothers were kept safe and happy at home. In doing so she forfeited an plans of her own that she might have had. I was actually torn when it came to that sub-plot. Being a parent is a 24/7 job, but it doesn’t mean you have give up everything to be in that role. Women have careers and children, despite the fact it is hard to find an equal balance between the two paths. Lu seems to shift a lot of blame onto her own choice. She chose not to pursue a career in photography and make her brothers the sole focus of her life. Choosing to be a full time parent isn’t a bad thing, but you need to own that decision and not wallow in the what-ifs of Christmas past.
Lu also spends an unhealthy amount of time debating the cobwebs in her private parts, and that includes her brothers (not her brothers cobwebs, her brothers contemplating her cobwebs), which I thought was a tad rude.
Sorry but no sibling or child of mine gets to discuss whether my nether regions are gathering dust and webs due to lack of use and rotation.
I liked the introduction of Will and Lu. It might not have been intentional on the authors part, but that scenario was and is a constant threat in our society. It would be great if more people both men and women could be more vigilant in their observations when it comes to their fellow humans. If you see something dodgy then act on it and don’t brush your gut instinct away.
After the two main characters are introduced the reader is privy to their own style of mating dance. The come hither now and go away samba, which leaves them both frustrated and their ‘friendship only’ relationship doesn’t do anything to alleviate the pressure.
This is a fun heartwarming read with quite a few funny moments.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin UK & Mills&Boon.

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