Chaos and Control by Season Vining
Published by Entangled Publishing. LLC (Embrace)
Publication Date: December 11th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When Wren Hart returns to her sleepy little Midwest town after years on the road, she finds the last thing she’d ever expect—a reason to stay. And that reason has a hard body, a knowledge of vinyl, and a crooked smile that sends her reeling.
Preston is a gorgeous, mysterious man, whose life is ruled by routine and order. Yet somehow, he finds Wren and her wild ways captivating. While their relationship grows in a delicate dance of chaos and control, the danger Wren thought she'd left behind during her travels is inching ever closer…and just may destroy them both.
Running from an abusive boyfriend, Wren heads back to her hometown in Kansas. When she returns she fins her much older sister still running her record store, but she also finds Preston, a gorgeous man who seems to have a few control issues.
Wren has been traveling for the past 3 years and hasn’t kept in touch all that much with her sister, Bennie. Bennie was the one who raised her when her parents didn’t want much to do with Wren, their very late addition to their family. Bennie has always been there for Wren and she is once again when Wren needs her.
Wren can’t seem to keep away from Preston, even though she knows she might not be the best one for him. She doesn’t plan on staying in town and Preston’s OCD forces him to be on a rigid schedule at all times. Despite their differences Wren and Preston start to make things work. Unfortunately, life throws Wren some serious curve balls and she finds that her life changes whether she wants it to or not.
This was a sweet story that I really enjoyed reading.
Wren was definitely a free spirit but I thought that she was perfect for Preston – even with all of his OCD issues. I loved that Vining wrote her hero with OCD and did such a great job at portraying this disorder. I know from experience that it can be very stressful on friends and family of those with OCD but in Wren’s case she found it endearing and actually pretty hot. Go Wren. 🙂 Preston was a great hero and I enjoyed him so much. I loved that he found Wren a calming effect rather than seeing her a too chaotic.
Bennie, Wren’s sister, played a large role in the story and I liked her a lot as well. I don’t even really want to call her a secondary character because she was so central to the story. She was a great person and loved her sister to pieces.
Overall I really liked this story and liked Vining’s writing. I definitely recommend this great contemporary romance.
Rating: 4 out of 5