Coulda by Pepper North
POV: 3rd Person
Tropes: Age Gap; Small Town; Daddy Dom/Little Girl; Slow Burn
Series: A Second Chance for Mr. Right book 1
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate: 2.5/5 Stars
Release Date: January 24, 2023
I was excited to start this trilogy series by Pepper North. This a new to me author which I am always excited to find. The story itself was good. It opens up introducing all of the characters in the trilogy, and lets you create this idea of how things might happen.
This is a DD/LG romance and they live almost fully in the lifestyle, but there are still some separations. I enjoyed Rio and Amber, but there was something wrong with the story for me. I don’t know if it was the lack of details about their time apart or the way in which the story itself plays out. The editing of the story is strong, but the rest misses the mark. The basis of this story is that these two care about each other, and Rio leaves because he feels like Amber isn’t ready for him. But it was as though, it was almost a fluke that they both end up back in the same town 20 years later.
If he claimed to care about her as much as he did, why wouldn’t he had made an effort to get back to her hometown sooner. Why did seem as though an afterthought. I didn’t believe the love that he supposedly had for her. That being said, the story once they come together is well done. But this story I could take it or leave it.