Zoey James is in a funk. She has been through more in her twenty-three years than most people have experienced in their entire lives. After her ex-husband tries to take everything she’s worked so hard for, she makes one rule: Never date someone she works with.
When her father’s newly hired mechanic moves into the apartment above their family-run business, Zoey’s lonely life is flipped upside down.
As a teenager, New Zealand native, Andy Tate’s family is tragically killed in an accident, and he is taken in by his aunt and uncle. Andy is pulled away from the only place he’s ever known as home, and moved halfway around the world to Northern California.
Ten years and one failed marriage later, Andy finds himself living in a new city, with a new job at James Racing, and living in an apartment next door to Zoey, his new boss’s beautiful and damaged daughter.
After an interesting chain of events over one weekend, Andy and Zoey form an unexpected bond. Even though he’s the only one who can get through to her, she will do all that she can to keep him at a distance and not break her one rule.
Will Andy be the reason for Zoey to start living her life again, or will she continue on her downward spiral, until she finally hits rock bottom?
I was given a copy of The Reason to gauge my opinion of the storyline.
And I loved it, I thought it held a 4 star category, and was addicted to the relationship that transpires between Zoey and Andy, and wanted more from them.
Zoey's ups and downs in life only made her who she is as a person, an adult and a woman, and a lover, she would not be who she is today and if it wasn't for the hardships that she has gone through and endured.
I thought Jen did a terrific job not only on getting us to like the story, but also in letting us gain the characters feeling thorough out the storyline, and at times keeping us in limbo as to what was about to happen, keeping us in suspense so to speak.
I rated this a 4 star and purchased book 2 straight after finishing book one as I need more, I also cannot wait for book 3 Beautiful With You to come out, so I can update myself on what will happen in the future between Andy and Zoey and all her extended family.
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