Until I Saw Your Smile by J.J. Murray

Until I Saw Your Smile by J.J. Murray

Until I Saw Your Smile by J.J. Murray

At Smith’s Sweet Treats and Coffee, you’ll find Brooklyn’s best house blend and the freshest homemade pastries. It’s more than a business to owner Angela Smith. It’s her home and her refuge–one she stands to lose thanks to her gouging landlord. Then a new regular offers to cover her rent increase if Angela lets him meet his clients there. If Matthew McConnell weren’t such a persuasive lawyer–and so sweet, funny, and sexy–she wouldn’t dream of letting him in.

Since he left a high-paying, soul-sucking legal firm to go solo, Matthew has been striking out, professionally and personally. The best part of his love life is regaling Angela with date-from-hell stories over steaming, fragrant coffee. Behind her captivating smile is a smart, sensual woman he’d love to get close to. And when a secret from her past is suddenly exposed, he gets a chance to prove he’s the man she needs, in every way that matters. . .

I have slowly become a fan of books told from the male’s POV so I thought I would enjoy this book. It has that plus a beautiful cover and it is about an interracial couple which I was happy to see. And, as added bonus is that a pastry shop is the central location and who doesn’t love a book that includes tasty goodies???

Until I Saw Your Smile felt like it was two different books. Part of it was quite funny and was well on its way to becoming a cute romance novel. And, then without warning it took a 180 and became quite serious. There seemed to be an obvious disconnect over the direction the author wanted to take.

The funny parts of the book were the positives of the book. Angela and Matthew were both very likable characters. I simply wished the book would have stayed on the fun, sweet course instead of something else.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Until I Saw Your Smile in exchange for an honest review.

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