Review: Love Repaired by Deana Birch

Love Repaired
by Deana Birch
Publisher: Totally Bound
Publication date: July 30, 2019
Genre: Romance

Attorney Amee sets aside her own needs to juggle the broken pieces of her life and family until mechanic Ben repairs her heart.

Divorce attorney Amee Benton—who has an ex of her own—is pretty sure she’s a #MomFail. Showing up late on a Friday night to retrieve her car from the shop and finding the pink frosted cupcakes she forgot to leave at her daughter’s ballet camp confirms it.

When mechanic Ben Mathis confesses to stealing one of the confections and asks who is taking care of Amee, she knows he’s a unicorn—a magical, beautiful beast who surely only exists in fantasies, so she tells him just that, with an F-bomb for good measure.

Amee has three things Ben finds irresistible in a woman—brains, a family and a serious potty mouth. During a chance run-in at Ben’s own personal hell, AKA the mall, he summons the courage to ask her out. Though Amee is leery of dating a younger man and Ben is more than aware of their social gap, the two take a chance.

But Amee’s life isn’t like his. And when her ex returns and the doubting divorcée blunders, all Ben’s insecurities are piqued anew. Now, Amee must prove to Ben that his worth is much more than stand-in dad and rebound boyfriend or she’ll watch her magical unicorn gallop off into the forest forever.

Reader advisory: This book contains references to alcoholism, emotional abuse, and drunk driving resulting in a death.



Love Repaired is the story about a divorced mother of two and a much younger mechanic trying to find their happily ever after. Amee was sometimes a hard character to like. She seemed very self-centered at times and I didn’t understand some of the things she said and did. Ben was a much more likable character and one that I highly enjoyed reading from. Since this book is written in both of their perspectives, we get a look inside both of their heads.

Like I said, Amee just wasn’t really my cup of tea. At first I thought I was going to like her because she just sorta said what was on her mind and threw in a few curse words to emphasize her feelings. However, her lack of empathy kind of ruined her character for me. She’d be so hot for Ben one moment, and then would clam up and pretend they didn’t know each other when out in public. I just wish her character had a bit more backbone and didn’t treat Ben like a side piece.

Ben was a great guy. Which is why I think Amee rubbed me the wrong way. He’s sweet, respectful, genuinely cares for people, and would do anything for his friends and family. Heck, the guy even stepped up to help raise his cousin’s son while she went through a rough patch in life. What does he get for it? A girlfriend who seems almost embarrassed by him, a family who views him as disposable, and pretty much a ton of people looking down on him. So, yeah, when Amee starts her wishy-washy bull crap, I was fed up for him. I loved that he connected with her youngest daughter and they had a bond that no one could break, however, I felt like Amee wasn’t good enough for him.

I enjoyed my time with this story. I do wish that Amee and Ben had a bit more chemistry. I felt like Ben and Shae (Amee’s daughter) had more of a solid connection. However, I still liked the story as a whole. While I may not have overly liked the heroine, you can’t like them all, and her flaws made her more human.



4 Thoughts on “Review: Love Repaired by Deana Birch

  1. Amee doesn’t sound like a likable character but the story does sound good.

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. But thank you for the warning – this isn’t a main character I would like.

    Great review.

  3. I am glad that you liked this story overall but a shame about the heroine. Self centered characters really rub me the wrong way. So I really struggle with them in books.

  4. Eep – I’m not sure if I could believe in this romance. But cupcake!!! lol

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

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