Review: The DILF by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Caitlin

I don’t see a lot of romance novels where the heroine is older than the hero (by a good margin), and that particular trope intrigues me. I was predisposed to like this book, even after I found out DILF was Doctor I Like to Fuck and not Dad I Like to Fuck (single dads in romance novels is also a trope I really like), and the book was a fun, easy read that did not disappoint.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, this is a very easy novella to pick up. I think I finished it in a night, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It led me to read several more of Amy Andrews’s books.

Stefanie Leonard is looking for something serious. She wants to settle down and have a kid. She’s not interested in the egotism that seems to go hand in hand with being a doctor, so when the other nurses giggle over the newest DILF on staff, she’s kinda over it.

Although the name – Owen Chandler – is surprising.

Owen is her decade-younger brother’s best friend, who she agreed to let stay with her while he looked for his own apartment in town. She remembers a gangly fifteen-year-old with acne.

Owen is definitely not gangly or pimple-faced any longer. And he still has a crush on his friend’s hot older sister. This time, however, he’ll play dirty to prove they deserve to give their connection a chance.

Andrews does an excellent job with sexual tension and creating heroes that jump off the page with sexy. Stef is mostly relatable, even if she does vacillate between acting like a horny teenager and bemoaning just how old she is all the time. And while Owen is sexy, he can be pushy. I let him off the hook a few times because I’m imagining Clark Kent (the glasses make him hotter, right?), but it might have been nice to see a little more attention paid to boundaries.

That said, I devoured this book. I loved their tension. I was rooting for this couple. Was this novella perfect? I’m still not really sure what part of the US they lived in, and I couldn’t tell if that was 100% deliberate or due to Andrews not being super familiar with the geography of the United States. But I did go out and tear through her rugby series, and I look forward to reading more of her books.

Rating: B

Click to purchase: Amazon

by Amy Andrews
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

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