Romance Books

Book Review – Stay by Melinda Minx

Amazon Summary (none on goodreads)


I’ve been through three wars, but winning Sophie Sinclaire back will be harder than any staybattle. She was the one good thing left in my life, and I abandoned her. She’s furious with me. Even after fifteen years. She looks at me like she wants to kill me. Hell, I’m pretty sure she does want me dead. If she wants me dead, she can get in line. Front and center, where I can see those big doe eyes and freckled cheeks. Besides, she wouldn’t be angry with me if she didn’t still want me, right?  Just a few weeks. That’s all I need, because I have a habit of getting what I want, and I want her.


I came back to Tuckett Bay to take care of my Dad. The last thing I expected—or wanted—was to see Mason Steel again.  He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first…everything.   He walks into the room chest first, and there’s enough heat in his blue eyes to melt straight through my cold shoulder. His insufferable smirk gets my heart pounding just like before, but there’s no way in hell he deserves a second chance—no way I should even consider it.  One month. That’s all he gets. I’ve got a job waiting for me back in Boston, so what the hell. Maybe watching Mr. Action Figure try to win me back over for the next couple weeks is just the thing I need.

3 out of 5 stars

I wanted to love this book, I really did.  I liked Mason a lot.  But there were some things that made it impossible to love:

  • I’m being petty, but Melinda Minx.  Really?
  • There were a number of spelling and grammar errors in this book.
  • There were names of PEOPLE who had different spellings of their name (during Mason’s time in the Army)
  • How quickly the ended up in bed together
  • How quickly their relationship progressed
  • How predictable this book was

I liked Mason; thought he was a good, stand up guy.  He had some demons to fight.  Sophie was a pretty kick ass girl.  She was on a sabbatical from her job, and I didn’t really think that was explained really well.  I loved Sophie’s dad; he was probably my favorite character.

Also, the epilogue was set 6 months later, and given the events described in the epilogue, it doesn’t seem to be believable based on what happened.  Overall, this was an ok read.

Happy reading.


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