After their umpteenth breakup, Brad Sweeney and Jeff Hayden are living apart and starting over from scratch. The morning after a promising first date, they’re more optimistic than ever that they can make it work this time . . . until Jeff’s ex-wife and business partner calls to announce she’s pregnant with Jeff’s baby. Brad’s already competing with a demanding business for Jeff’s time. Now there’s a baby on the way, and worse, he’s afraid Jeff is still carrying a torch for the woman who’s carrying his child.
Jeff is desperately trying to keep his life together, but before he can even get his head around the news that he’s going to be a father, his ex announces that she wants to leave Tucker Springs. Now he either has to take over her role at the shop while ferrying the baby back and forth from Denver, or move the business—and himself—with her.
Have you ever started to read a romance and you begin to wonder if the two main characters are actually meant for one another? Yeah. That was my reaction to It’s Complicated. Jeff and Brad have issues. They broke up but they are trying to get back together. Jeff’s life keeps getting in the way – he overworks constantly – and Brad feels pushed to the back.
And then Jeff’s ex-wife gets pregnant with his baby. Of course the news comes the morning after the two try to get back together.
(And Jeff’s reaction to Brad’s bringing up using condoms made me want to smack him into the middle of next week.)
While It’s Complicated is well written, I could not root for these two. While it ends with a positive HEA’y epilogue. I just can’t imagine these two making it.