Tucker (The Family Simon #1) by Juliana Stone

Tucker (The Family Simon Book 1)


When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?

Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was–until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She’s been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all…

Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands aren't going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart…


Tucker is one of those books that is good, but forgettable. It has a very familiar storyline and is not bad, but not amazing either. It is a light summer read.

Tucker's wife disappeared three years ago. She got on a plane and was never seen again. He has given up on finding her alive and given up on loving anyone else. He has a string of random women he doesn't get attached to. When a family wedding comes up and his date backs out on him at the last minute he asks Abby, his friend, to come with him just so he doesn't have to go alone.

Abby has always be a little bit in love with Tucker. Ever since he walked into her family's bar she has been drawn to him. They are friends and they talk about everything and know a lot about each other. When he needs someone to go to a wedding with she agrees to go as just friends.

Of course once they get there Tucker starts seeing Abby as more than friends and Abby starts trying to make him jealous and realize that he actually does care for her. By the end of the weekend of course they are together. But the book doesn't stop there. You get Tucker trying to deal with his wife and have her pronounced dead even though it hasn't been 7 years. You have some other drama with that, and telling his wife's parents he is moving on with someone else, and then just Abby and him working things out. It was an entertaining read, but not remarkable.

Rating: ★ ★ ★

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