An Alisa Release Day Review: Just for Nice (States of Love) by H.M. Shepherd


Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Nick Caratelli flees the city in an attempt to escape a broken relationship and a career he never wanted. He plans to set up a bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country—despite the fact he has no experience in renovating the old building. Luckily his handsome neighbor Sam approaches him with a curious proposal: he’ll help with the restoration in exchange for Nick babysitting his niece.


As they work to have the bed-and-breakfast open for business by summer’s end, their lives become interwoven without them even trying. Before he knows it, Nick is recovering from his loss and taking his place in the unconventional family that seems determined to form. But for Nick and Sam to be together in all the ways they desire, they’ll have to realize all the arguments against romance exist only in their heads….


This was a sweet story.  Nick’s ex did him a favor when she broke off their relationship, he finally breaks away from his unsatisfying career and start something new.  Sam has been basically living on pause since he became his niece’s guardian.


I liked that Nick and Sam spent the time to build a friendship before even beginning to explore anything together.  I liked seeing both of them accepting their own feelings but didn’t like Sam thinking he pretty much had to give up on happiness for his niece.  It was good that others are looking out for him.  Both of these guys work hard and try to do what’s best.  I loved their first scene in bed and kinds wished there would have been more.


I loved cover art by Tiferet Design and it gives great visuals for the story.


Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 55 pages

Published: February 9, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-129-5

Edition Language: English

Series: A States of Love Story

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