About That Night by Laura Brown

Posted February 8, 2021 in review Tags: , ,

About That Night by Laura BrownAbout That Night by Laura Brown
Pages: 193

Series: Matzah Ball Surprise #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
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Izzy Fineberg can take on any challenge—and she’s had some big ones lately. After one fateful night with the hottest Deaf man she’d ever met, Izzy found she was pregnant with his child. And she never caught his name. She’s been doing the single mom thing for nine months now, and surely, nothing could be more challenging than that. But her first day at her new job, she meets her supervisor...and recognizes him immediately.
Nolan Holtzman never expected to see Izzy again, and now, she’s the new hire at the agency he works in. He’d think things were finally going his way for once, if not for the iron-clad ban on interoffice dating. He’ll have to keep his distance from her if he wants to keep his dream job helping the Deaf community. Much easier said than done when Izzy drops the bomb that she’s a single parent...of his son.
It’s the shock of his life, but that won’t stop him from stepping up to be a dad. So when Izzy is suddenly in need of a place to stay for a week, Nolan invites her and the baby to his home. But even as difficult as it is, keeping their little family a secret from their employer isn’t their biggest challenge ahead...

About That Night is the most charming story I’ve read in awhile! One night stand, surprise pregnancy, office romance-this book has it all. As someone with hearing loss, I was excited to read about deaf characters and non-deaf characters who support the deaf community. What I especially loved was the story isn’t about being deaf; the hero is deaf but that is not the plot of the story. He is simply a man smitten by a woman!

Izzy and Nolan’s hot night turned into much more. But, Izzy didn’t know how to reach him because she didn’t catch his name. So, she had her son Archie and is moving on in life. She has a new job as an administrative assistant and on her first day, she runs smack into her baby daddy…and new coworker! Both are stunned, but Nolan wants to be a part of Archie’s life. He isn’t ready to give up on Izzy either-but the office has a very strict policy on dating. No inter office dating allowed.

As I said before, I loved that the story has a deaf character but isn’t about him being deaf. This is a major distinction for those with disabilities. Being deaf doesn’t define Nolan and his story is one of finding love and making a family! The story weaves in the ASL seamlessly so that everything feels normal. To have the focus on their love story instead of Nolan’s deafness was heartwarming and charming. This is the representation that is needed! Also, I am trying to learn ASL, so I totally understand Izzy’s struggles at times. It’s quite difficult-especially when fluent ASL signers go so fast!



Say it Ain’t So by Lani Lynn Vale, Bayside Romance by Melissa Foster, Protecting Kiera by Susan Stoker…then you will probably like About That Night!

About That Night

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