Title: Those Nights in Montreal
Written by Beverley Kendall
Series: The Language of Love #1.5
Published by Season Publishing
Publication Date: May 6th 2013
Genres: New Adult
An ex is an ex for a reason
To Rebecca Winters, it's not just a saying or the title to a catchy tune, it's a rule she staunchly lives by. Especially since the break up with her ex. What's the point in trying to fix the "unfixable"? Besides, only a girl hell-bent on more heartbreak would go back to the guy who bailed on her when she needed him most. But saying no to Scott is becoming more difficult than surviving the breakup itself. And unfortunately for her, the kind of pressure he's exerting is making her rule all too easy to break.
Scott Carver has given up trying to get over his ex. He's still in love with her and their year apart has done nothing to change that. Yeah, he knows he screwed up. Just how royally, he wasn't aware of until now. So when Becca agrees to give him a second chance, he grabs on to it with both hands. But it's clear the only way things will ever truly be right between them is if he comes clean...about everything. He can only pray the truth doesn't send her running--for good this time.
I read this book in a few short hours and I thought it was okay. I decided to buy this novella because I had already read the first book in the series, When in Paris… and I was very interested about Rebecca and Scott’s story. We first meet the two in the When in Paris… where there appeared to be tension between the two.
This is pretty much a story of reconciliation between two exes. Apparently, these two did not have a good break-up, with Scott still wanting Becca back. Becca, on the other hand, is very hurt about what Scott did to her a year ago, is still trying to move on and forget him. They finally start to repair their relationship when Scott convinces Becca to give him a second chance. We read about Becca’s back story – her relationship with her father who left her mom before she was born and Scott’s mysterious family who he hardly ever mentions and Becca hasn’t met yet.
I like how both protagonists have their own separate problems and how both of them try to help each other. Their back stories were also told seamlessly, despite this being a novella.
This is not a favorite of mine, though since it took me a while to warm up to Becca. I mean, I just wanted to shake her when she was just playing hard to get and giving Scott mixed signals. However, I thought Scott was a very well developed character. His aura of being a reformed bad boy was very irresistible to me and I liked that he was fighting for Becca even though it seemed that she did not want him back.
I will be waiting to read April’s story when it comes out in the fall.