If you like fateful romances, you’ll really enjoy Love Me Like You do by Aimee Brown. Parker gets dumped by her fiancé the morning of her wedding day. When she tries to make a run for it out of embarrassment, she is saved from being hit by a car from Liam, a Montana boy at heart who recently purchased a local bar. Liam continues to find Parker in princess-like situations at multiple random encounters and can’t seem to get her out of his mind and his heart. Parker also begins to develop feelings for this southern gentleman who happens to help her heal during her heartbreak and provides her with the time and space to discover her love for him.
I really enjoyed Parker’s character because although she was going through a lot in her life, she stood up and still went through with the volunteer nursing trip to Costa Rica, despite all the demands that were happening around her. She took the time to give herself time to heal and clear her head.
Thankfully, her heart said that Liam was the one she wanted to be with after all and not as just friends. But it was completely understandable why Parker would feel that she needed the space and not jump into another relationship when she literally just got out of one, and on her wedding day too!
I also loved the aunt-niece relationship aspect of the story as I can completely relate to it. As my nieces and nephew grow up, I’m having to adjust the way I approach each one and it’s a learning experience that I appreciate. It only helps me become a better person and I’m thankful for my munchkins for that.
The downside of this story that I felt were the feelings between Parker and Liam seemed really rushed and the fact that they kept running into each other was a bit far-fetched for me; especially in a big city such as Portland as the setting. Unfortunately, that did detract from the story for me.
Thanks to Aria for the advanced reader’s copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
A runaway bride. A handsome stranger. Two pasts to put behind them.
Parker is ready to marry the man of her dreams. But he isn't ready to marry her. It would be helpful if he didn't choose their wedding day to tell her this. But as she flees from the travesty behind her, she literally runs into the arms of a handsome stranger. The southern drawl, the dreamy eyes, she can't fall for another man after being left at the altar – can she?
When Liam agreed to go to go on a date he didn't expect to leave with the bride. Nor did he expect to take her the emergency room. Immediately he's drawn to her fiery spirit, her kind heart and beautiful smile. Liam's got a whole host of problems and a past that keeps coming back, now can't be the time to fall in love, but Parker might just be the one to break down his barriers and let him live a little – if she'll let him in.
Will these two strangers allow serendipity to put them together, or will their fears keep them apart?
Aimee Brown is a writer of romantic comedies set in Portland, Oregon, and an avid reader. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge-watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal. Aimee grew up in Oregon, but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets. She is a lot older than she looks and yes, that is a tattoo across her chest. (In the Portlandia spirit, yes, I lived many years in PDX and I do indeed have a bird tattooed on me (2!)) Aimee is very active on social media. You can find her at any of the networks below. Stop by and say hello!
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