By Heather M. Orgeron
Boomerangers [boo-muh-rang-ers] noun, informal: an adult that moves back home to live with a parent after a period of independence.
I love sex. I love the power, the intimacy, the euphoria it brings. Too bad I’m not having any . . . You’d think as New Orleans’ most renowned sex therapist that I’d be swimming in single men. In a way, I am . . . except for the fact that one is in diapers and the other two are drowning in preteen hormones. As a single mother of three, my days are devoted to my clients and my kids, and my nights are spent with Fabio, my trusty vibrator. When my world begins to unravel, I have no choice but to move back home. And when my high school sweetheart comes waltzing back into my life, comedy and chaos ensue.
What can I say? I never said I could pick ’em, but you can bet your ass I know how to fix ’em.
As soon as the ink dried on my divorce papers, I made myself a solemn vow: I was done with relationships. Moving home to take over my father’s firm was the plan, until Spencer decided to return, along with three souvenirs from the life she’s lived without me.
I’ve been in love with the girl next door for nearly all of my life; the rest was spent trying to forget her. I’d give almost anything for a second chance with her, but I have no time for distractions—especially the kind that involve diapers, bottles, and eighteen-year commitments.
The problem is, she’s already got me by the balls . . . and I’m beginning to feel the noose tightening around my heart.
BOOMERANGERS is the first book I’ve read from Heather M. Orgeron and I found it to be an enjoyable read. It’s a second chance romance between Spencer and Cooper, who broke up at the end of high school. In the fifteen years since then, they’ve both been married, divorced, and Spencer has had three children: twelve year old twins Landon and Lake; and two year old Kyle.
I liked both Spencer and Cooper and was rooting for them to get back together. Although to be honest, I can’t figure out why Cooper broke up with Spencer in the first place. You see his reason during a flashback scene, but it just didn’t make sense to me, especially given that he didn’t capitalise on it. To me, the way he behaved in that flashback looked like he was being forced to break up with her when he really didn’t want to.
I liked that Cooper accepted total responsibility for their breakup all those years ago and that he regretted letting her go. The only thing that annoyed me about him was how fixated he was on the fact that Spencer’s kids were not his. It’s almost like he resented their existence, although that is too harsh a description. That being said, I loved his one-on-one time with Kyle. In one particular scene, he became Kyle’s defender and protector, and facing off against that other adult and getting into lawyer mode was just plain hot.
BOOMERANGERS is a romantic comedy, and while there were times where I laughed, I also thought some of the humour was a bit forced, and that a scene or two were random and thrown in for humour’s sake. It is told in dual POVs and comes with a very nice HEA. As I said above, this is the first time I’ve read Heather’s work, and I would gladly read from her again.
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