Thursday 10 May 2018

Review ~ Doppelbanger by Heather M Orgeron

Book Description:

Doppelbanger; A person who bangs someone solely because they look similar to another person they want to bang. 

At thirty-five, Gina Bourque is still playing the field. If he’s single, in his early twenties with dark hair and brooding eyes, there’s a damn good chance you’ll find him in her little black book. 

Jeffrey Ryan never imagined that at nearly forty he’d find himself widowed and a single dad. But here he is—stumbling through this thing called life with two impressionable daughters watching his every move. 

When Gina and Jeffrey meet while cruising the Caribbean, sparks fly and not in a good way. He’s too old. Too blond. Too stiff. Yet she’s still drawn to him like a moth to a flame. She’s too vulgar. Too sassy. Too wild. But she ignites something inside of him he can’t ignore. 

We all know what happens when you play with fire. . . someone’s bound to get burned.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars

“You know...even the biggest, thickest, veiniest cock isn’t worth putting up with the dick attached to it after a while.”

I haven’t laughed this hard in a long, long time. There was so much I loved about this book and this woman certainly knows how to create one heck of a rom com. I mean, we are talking spit your tea out laughing, snorting, tears of laughter and those big guttural belly laughs that are so hard to contain. But, also, this book had everything a romance should have, it had heart, it had emotion and it had a great message. I adored everything about this book and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

“I hear her muttering about what a bad influence I am, and how these children would likely be better off raised by wolves than the lot of us. But I don’t think we’re doing so bad. They’re the coolest little assholes I know.”

Gina aka Tink is a single, 35-year-old sex therapist who has no intentions of ever settling down. Her “itches” are scratched by the virile, a lot younger members of the male human race for which there are no worries of any ties. Gina has no filter, says what she thinks and does what she wants and I loved her for it. She has her reasons, she has a lot of baggage but this woman has one huge, huge heart and all the way through this book I was championing her to get what she really wanted, what she never wanted to admit she wanted, because at the end of the day, the truth hurt too much.

Jeff aka CEO is a 39-year-old, widower and single dad, to two amazing girls. After losing his wife, he is on a single mission to be the best dad and mum he can be. His life revolves around the two lives he created and as much as he tries, girls sometimes just need a mum, and that is the one thing he cannot give them. Jeff has a lot of baggage too, his heart is still with his wife, he cannot ever see himself moving on, he’s stuck in the past, one that frequents his brain far too often to even contemplate forgetting about it. It is a catch-22 situation.

These two meet on a cruise, Gina with her god-sons and Jeff with his two girls. The kids make friends first, pulling Gina and Jeff into each other’s orbit, after that the hormones are out and neither one can do a damn thing about it. I loved the chemistry between these two, despite Jeff’s adamant proclamations he cannot stand her. His head may say that, but his other one cannot seem to help himself. The more and more time that these two spend in each other’s company, the more you can see “feelings” are getting involved, something neither of them want to admit.

“She’s not in love…The girl done went and got dickstruck.”

I adored everything about this book, the banter was spot on, the dialogue was fantastic, the scenarios these two find themselves in were both hilarious and endearing. The fighting of feelings felt genuine and honest and the development of their relationship was neither rushed nor forced. It felt organic and real. I have to mention the kids, the kids made this book too, I adored every single one of them. This was one of the best rom com’s I have had the pleasure to read and will be one I re-read again when I need a good laugh. I highly recommend this one!!

“‘Remember when I told you I losed my marbles? I musta swallowed two of ’em, cuz I found ’em. They’re in my nuts!’”

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