Review: Totally His by Erin Nicholas

Totally His by Erin Nicholas
Series: Opposites Attract (# 3)
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Actress Sophie Birch is used to having to look out for herself. So when her theater catches fire and a big guy scoops her up into his arms to save her, she’s going to fight every step of the way. Even if he’s a cop. And really sexy. And his arms feel oh-so-good.

Finn Kelly can’t help but appreciate how good the woman in his arms looks in her sexy pink lingerie. Even if she’s currently resisting arrest.

But as the two get to know each other, they’re both surprised by the things Finn is willing to do to get closer to her. And when Sophie’s estranged father arrives in town and starts causing trouble, the stage is set for disaster…unless Finn can convince her that, for once in her life, she has someone to lean on.


Review:  Totally His by Erin Nicholas is a contemporary romance that swallows me up whole. The emotional journey is powerful. Hits me hard in the chest. I was easily able to relate to the main character and her life story. I’ve lived in a similar situation where my relationship with my parents matched hers. Suffering, loss, death, being constantly shifted from place to place…is difficult.

Sophie Birch inherits her grandmother’s theater. Only it comes with a huge price. Being partners with her dad. A father that never was one to begin with…he took everything that ever mattered to Sophie away. Always asking her for money. Making Sophie as miserable as ever…then, something changes. The theater that brings them both money, gets set on fire. Fireman, like Finn Kelly rush to the scene. That’s where fate intervenes and life gets messier. Sophie is stuck with her dad. Whether she wants him or not, he’s a constant hell to her life. Wherever Sophie’s dad is, trouble comes with him. But with Finn there’s some hope of everything that Sophie hasn’t had and could have. But will it work, is something they have to fight for…

Frank Birch is a jerk. A pathological liar and thief. He ruins everything. Meaning, he moves Sophie around so much that she loses her friends, has no stable home, and never has someone to love her. He doesn’t love his daughter. He only uses her for money. Frank never holds a job. Weasley his way into a person’s good side and then, bam, he destroys them. Borrows money, doesn’t ever pay back. Breaks women’s hearts. Tears his daughter up both emotionally and physically. I really hated Frank. In fact, I wish he died in the book. Sophie would have been better with him gone completely from her life. Yet, Erin Nicholas lets him stay like a thorn in Sophie’s side. A constant burden…that’s why I gave this book a half star less than five stars.

Erin Nicholas is indeed a talented writer. I love her work. Totally His is sexy, hot, and sad at the same time. A roller-coaster ride that leaves me feeling complete sympathy for the main character. It sucked that the bad character couldn’t go away and stay away. I wish he had. It’s like Sophie, the main character, has to constantly battle her dad. It didn’t feel like a fun future. It left a sour taste in my heart for this book. If the ending result was rewritten, I would say, I loved this novel. But I can’t. I find myself both liking and hating it at the same time. Characterization was believable and stunning. Rooting for the good ones and wanting to strangle the bad ones. The plot was steady. The emotional pull to Sophie was worth reading this tale. Overall, I recommend it to readers everywhere.