Ginny Colburn can’t believe she’s been dumped by her wedding date.
And everybody knows it.
So when a cute, younger man serving champagne to the guests flirts with her, she decides to really give the guests something to talk about and flirts back.
But the incredible one-night stand gives her more than great memories.
A few weeks later, she’s got a positive pregnancy test and the task of having to tell a guy half her age, “Congratulations, you’re a dad.”
Only he doesn’t react the way she thinks he will at all…
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Not Seeking Mr. Right
Series: The Single Ladies of Lakeside
Author: Natasha Moore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 11, 2021
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Not Seeking Mr. Right started off with one of the most amusing openings I’ve read in a long time – and we definitely get the point right from the start. I enjoy age gap romances because I believe love comes along with the right person at the right time. Age is a number (for the most part) and I’ve never understood why it’s perfectly alright for an older man to be with a much younger woman… but when the woman is older, well, that raises eyebrows. It shouldn’t, but it oftentimes still does even today.
Ginny has recently been dumped when her now ex-boyfriend decides to get back with his ex-wife. They were to attend an event together but now Ginny is going with friends and intends to have a good time – starting with that delightful encounter in the parking lot. When her ex gets annoying Josh steps in for a dance and swings Ginny away from the man who doesn’t know how to just stay away. She might be older than him, but she’s beautiful, funny, and hot so there’s no way Josh is stepping away from her this night. A one-night stand, perfect for them both… until the results of that night become known.
I enjoyed watching this couple deal with not only a surprise pregnancy but the small town’s reaction to their relationship, and the reasons behind why Ginny keeps saying no to marriage and Josh continues to ask… until he doesn’t. There’s definitely angst here, but it fits well with how these characters are interacting. There were so many folks I’d have loved to give a glare to for their gossip but Josh and Ginny handled them well. I do think that Ginny could have accepted Josh’s feelings for her sooner or not protested quite so much about the age difference but then we wouldn’t have this fascinating romance to devour. I had fun with Not Seeking Mr. Right and if you love Rom-Com or Contemporary Romance with an age-gap couple then you’ll enjoy this return visit to The Single Ladies of Lakeside series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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