Attorney Amee sets aside her own needs to juggle the broken pieces of her life and family until mechanic Ben repairs her heart.
Divorce attorney Amee Benton—who has an ex of her own—is pretty sure she’s a #MomFail. Showing up late on a Friday night to retrieve her car from the shop and finding the pink frosted cupcakes she forgot to leave at her daughter’s ballet camp confirms it.
When mechanic Ben Mathis confesses to stealing one of the confections and asks who is taking care of Amee, she knows he’s a unicorn—a magical, beautiful beast who surely only exists in fantasies, so she tells him just that, with an F-bomb for good measure.
Amee has three things Ben finds irresistible in a woman—brains, a family and a serious potty mouth. During a chance run-in at Ben’s own personal hell, AKA the mall, he summons the courage to ask her out. Though Amee is leery of dating a younger man and Ben is more than aware of their social gap, the two take a chance.
But Amee’s life isn’t like his. And when her ex returns and the doubting divorcée blunders, all Ben’s insecurities are piqued anew. Now, Amee must prove to Ben that his worth is much more than stand-in dad and rebound boyfriend or she’ll watch her magical unicorn gallop off into the forest forever.
I am going to throw a disclaimer up on this review because, clearly, Deana is my coauthor on Luca’s Lessons so there may appear to be a bias in my opinion. However, my dear friends, you don’t know what a bitch of a CP I can be. Seriously, I demand all the feels from my lovely writerly friends and stomp my foot and pout like the brat I am when I don’t get it.
Love Repaired is a tasty little May/December gender bendy romance with a frazzled, but fierce leading lady who is just as tempted by the unicorn mechanic that happens to stay late enough that she can pick up her car as he is by the pink frosted cupcakes she forgot on the passenger’s seat when she dropped it off that morning. Yeah, our Ben totally pilfers one of those confectionery goodies. But it’s all good it’s his cheat day.
What? You think a body of that level of chiseled perfection comes from eating brownies and hot dogs?
Amee isn’t just older than Ben. She is OLDER than Ben. Not chronologically speaking, but mentally and emotionally because this woman has been through it. She has an ex-husband in prison (oh yeah, it’s that deep), two daughters who are hurt by both the divorce and their father’s absence, and a demanding career as a cutthroat attorney. Hard enough for any woman to achieve success in that world, much less a single mom. When her #MomFail moments happen, she is harder on herself than any outside source is.
But that is where her magical unicorn comes in.
Ben not only manages to build Amee’s confidence to a level where it hasn’t been in years, he gives her time to decompress. Time where she isn’t the mom carrying it all or the lawyer ripping the opposition to shreds. He gives her moments to breathe and just be Amee. Exactly what she needs.
But life is never that easy, even when you have a magical creature in your life. Between disparities in income, family drama, and questionable levels of commitment, Ben and Amee have mountains in front of them that they must overcome in order to reach their happily ever after.