Barbie Bohrman has the cuteness factor down pat with Something More Than This. She’s written a great contemporary romance with a side of Chick-Lit. The heroine loves sports, so much so that she’s a trivia whiz when it comes to sports facts and lingo. She’s also very independent minded, but works hard, even though she sometimes waits until the last minute to meet her deadline, to her boss’s dismay. But her indecisiveness is almost her downfall when it comes to love and the two men she has to choose, which for some reason won’t be a big surprise for the reader when she picks the one man over the other for a typical HEA.
Katy Lewis has a great job writing for a newspaper, even though she reports on local high school sports. She has two older protective brothers, one a lawyer, the other a police officer who is always at odds with her best friend and roommate, and bartender at her favorite watering hole. She also has a great relationship with her boss, Dylan, who she met in college, and become her mentor, even though he’s only two years older than her. He got her the job at the paper, and outside of the job, they’re really good friends.
One day a blast from Katy’s past gets in touch with her. It’s Conner, her best friend from high school who she lost touch with after she wrote him a letter telling him about her undying love for him. He left for college and never spoke to her again. Now nine years later he wants to reconnect for the short time he’s in the area. Her feelings for Conner are still there, but unlike the last time, she plays it cool and keeps it to herself. She wants answers why Conner left after she wrote her letter, but she’s afraid of getting hurt a second time. Then when Dylan finds out her old friend is in town, and a guy, he becomes distant. Could Dylan be jealous of her relationship with Conner. If so, what does that mean for them?
Something More Than This was a fun read with not a lot of drama and angst, other than Katy’s issues with the men in her life- Conner and Dylan. The romance factor is very PG, and simply sweet. There’s some miscommunication that goes on, but if we didn’t have that, there wouldn’t be a story. The ending is every thing you would want in a romance. Great HEA!
Need a pick me up and something to make you smile? Something More Than This is the book to hit that spot.