It’s always sad when book two is less than book one. I looked forward to this one because Zee was such a significant character in Faith’s book that I figured Zee’s book would be monumental. But it fell short. Sadness.
Zoey Porter and Cooper Danford are flint and kindling; together, they make fire. The two are so steamy they mate like bunnies, and it’s not going against the odds that they find themselves in the family way.
Family way? What am I in the fifties? She’s up the duff. Zee’s knocked up, and Coop’s swimmers are champions.
Throughout the book, there is one main issue that, through character development, is resolved towards the end. Usually, you would call something like this the crux, the breakthrough. But in this case, it didn’t read like that. There was no real hill to climb or crises in Interception that gives us an ‘Aha! Moment’ and due to that, the book felt as if there is no challenge. I thought at the end like there should be something else. Where was the rest of my story? All I read was a bunch of Zee’s BS and more of Zee’s BS, followed by Zee’s BS.
So let’s talk about the amount of BS Zee has in this book. A megaton of issues that could choke a story. And at times, it feels like it does. Were it not for the humor, it would be hard to like Zee at all. Coop’s chemistry with her keeps her likable, and it is the only thing that salvages many of the breaking points of Interception where I couldn’t take another moment of Zee. Faith was a much more palatable character.
Interception is a rom-com, and it is a successful romantic comedy. There are many laugh-out-loud moments. I hesitate to think of many that are better than anything in Fumble, though. So, really, the first book was much better.
I recommend this to those who read Fumble and just really have to know what happens at Coop’s house. But please read Fumble first!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.
About Eva Haining:
I’m happiest when wandering through the uncharted territory of my imagination. You’ll find me curled up with my laptop, browsing the books at the local library, or enjoying the smell of a new book, taking great delight in cracking the spine and writing in the margins!
Eva is a native Scot but lives in Texas with her husband, two kids, and a whizzy little fur baby with the most ridiculous ears. She first fell in love with British literature while majoring in Linguistics, 17th Century Poetry, and Shakespeare at University. She is an avid reader and lifelong notebook hoarder. In 2014, she finally put her extensive collection to good use and started writing her first novel. Now writing in three sub-genres of romance, Eva is currently working on some exciting new projects for 2021.
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