Saturday, July 29, 2017

Book Review: Uncomplicated Choices by Cara Dee

Uncomplicated Choices by Cara Dee

“Choosing you would complicate everything, yet it’s the most uncomplicated choice I’ve ever made.”

Title: Uncomplicated Choices
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pairing: Gay Romance

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When life gave you lemons, you learned who stayed and made lemonade with you. Or something to that effect. And the day Ellis Hayes kidnapped me—or, borrowed a yacht and didn’t know I was on board—he'd definitely been handed too many lemons.

We faced a dilemma when I woke up hungover in the middle of the ocean. He needed to get the hell out of town to do some soul-searching and decide whether or not to divorce his wife, and I needed to get back on land because humans didn't belong on the water. There was also better cell service on land, and I had my four-year-old daughter on vacation in Paris to check in with.

Then I remembered I wasn’t a complete tool. Ellis wasn’t doing all right, and we were practically family. I had to stay and make lemonade with him. Of course, me being me, seemingly undateable and complicated, I had to develop feelings for him, too.

About Cara:

I'm often stoically silent or, if the topic interests me, a chronic rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever. Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and constantly present—is secondary for me, because there's so much more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people fall in love and have hot sex. There's a world to build, characters to develop, interests to create, and a topic or two to research thoroughly. Every book is a challenge for me, an opportunity to learn something new, and a puzzle to piece together. I want my characters to come to life, and the only way I know to do that is to give them substance—passions, history, goals, quirks, and strong opinions—and to let them evolve. Additionally, I want my men and women to be relatable. That means allowing room for everyday problems and, for lack of a better word, flaws. My characters will never be perfect.

Wait…this was supposed to be about me, not my writing.

I'm a writey person who loves to write. Always wanderlusting, twitterpating, kinking, and geeking. There's time for hockey and cupcakes, too. But mostly, I just love to write.

4 Stars

Casey hasn't been having much luck trying to date, be it with men or women, there's always something that makes them put the brakes on any potential relationship, but perhaps Casey hasn't been looking for love in the right place. 

I loved Casey, he was such a fantastic father to Haley and I loved his friendship with Lincoln and Ade. They were truly an extended family and a great support system for Casey and Haley, more than just best friends. I really liked Ellis, too, although the whole deal with Marilyn made me a bit wary. Casey and Ellis fit well together, though, and it was nice seeing their friendship turn into more slowly but surely. 

I wasn't too sure about Marilyn for most of the book, but I was really glad how it all played out in the end, especially once we finally learned what had happened with Haley's mother, if she could even be called that.

Overall, Uncomplicated Choices was a really good read, while I hadn't read the previous books and was a tad lost at first with how much Lincoln and Ade featured in the story, I really liked the dynamics of their not-so-little family and how well it worked for them. Very recommendable! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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