For the Love of English by A. M. Hargrove
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Length: 376 Pages
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance
Sheridan Monroe is starting her first year of teaching the 1st grade where she meets the sweet and exciting English Bridges. It’s hard for her not to fall in love with English; she’s vivacious, energetic and Sheridan would do anything for her. English’s father, Beckley (Beck) Bridges, loves his daughter so much, as any good single father would, and has since the day she was abandoned on his doorstep. They both love English and will do anything to make her happy. But when English’s biological mother comes back into the picture suddenly, wanting to be a part of her daughter’s life, Beck & Sheridan have to decide if they’re going to work together or not.
This was such a good book. I love the relationship that develops between English and Sheridan. When we meet her, English is 6 years old and we see her grow to love her teacher very quickly. And, just as she becomes Sheridan’s whole world, I couldn’t help but fall in love with her character. There’s something so refreshing about the innocence of a child and A. M. Hargrove captures that perfectly.
Now Beck, goodness – does Beck have a dirty mouth. Some of the stuff that comes out of his mouth made me blush redder than a tomato. The way A. M. Hargrove handled the relationship developing between Beck and Sheridan was great. When they first meet Sheridan is convinced Beck is just a big jerk and she’s not his biggest fan. Over time – slowly for sure – Sheridan comes to care about Beck more than she would like. I am a fan of all kinds of love stories, but I have a preference for the stories that are a low and slow build. With these you can really see the relationship grow between the characters. When the going gets tough they stand together, because they know they make a strong team. Of course they have their bumps in the road (what relationship doesn’t?) but they work through it and they’re ending is well worth the wait.