Review of It Might Be You

It Might Be You (The Harrisons) by [Gracen, Jennifer]


It Might Be You

Jennifer Gracen

February 27, 2018


When Officer Nick Martell learns that a sick child needs his help, he flies to the young Harrison boy’s side. But once in the heart of the wealthy Harrison family, Nick faces a shocking truth—he is none other than a Harrison son himself, born of a secret affair. Though the blue-collar bachelor struggles to accept the elite clan as his own, compassion for the vulnerable boy compels him to stay. That, and the deep spark of connection he feels for the child’s beautiful nurse . . .
Amanda Kozlov never felt such a strong and sudden passion for a man before. But falling for Nick is not an option—the life the rugged cop leads is too dangerous, the wounds he carries from his explosive family history too fresh. Yet watching Nick bond with the young boy in her care, experiencing tenderness in his arms, Amanda longs to take a chance on the one man who could save the Harrison heir—the only man with the power to shatter her heart. And as drama swirls around them, only time will tell if they’re brave enough to give their love the future it deserves . . .


This story has all of the potential to be absolutely wonderful. Nick suddenly discovers that his mother has been keeping a secret from him for years. He is actually the illegitimate son of an extremely wealthy and powerful man. And he found out because he is going to be donating bone marrow to save the man’s grandson.

Miami-born Nick from a blue-collar background is like a fish out of water in New York with the Harrison clan. Despite the fact that he is there to help, they are immediately suspicious of his claim to be their sibling. They soon come-around and welcome him into their family.

There is much to like from this aspect as the familial interactions ring true. The young boy, Myles, is precocious and a spectacular addition to the story. Apart from Nick and Myles, my other favorite character was Pierce, the legitimate son who’s always been treated illegitimately by his father. I am definitely going back to read his story.

As a romance, however, It Might Be You just didn’t work for me. Amanda (the love interest), Myles’ nurse, overreacted far too many times for me. I felt like she really needed to get a sense-of-humor and tone down her constant indignation–a lot. Also, as a nursing professional, her treatment of Nick when he was recovering from the surgery was wrong, just wrong. Despite the fact that he was in pain, she reacted, when, as a nurse, she shouldn’t. If she knew that she couldn’t remain impartial, she should never have allowed herself to be hired as his nurse. I found myself wishing that another woman would suddenly materialize out of thin air for Nick to fall in love with. Alas, that never happens.

Now, I am always conscious of the language being used in a novel. Dropping the F-bomb in The Godfather or The Naked and the Dead is to be expected. And, I don’t mind it to a degree in romances as long as there is some thought and rationale behind it. Here, it began to feel gratuitous. I could never imagine a well-brought-up father talking to his father and saying: “he’s your f*cking grandson.” Do we really use that in reference to someone we love?

So, anyway. I hope Nick gets over Amanda very quickly and finds himself someone who is truly worthy of him.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

rating: 3-and-half

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