When Kirstin Jones agreed to work with her live-in boyfriend, Mason, on a freelance job for a wealthy client, she never thought it might destroy their relationship. But the client’s keen observations show her that she’s been little more than Mason’s shadow. Fed up with his insensitivities, she moves out. Weeks later, desperate to stand on her own, she accepts work with the same client once again. Only this time, the project requires Mason’s help. To obtain his aid, she must meet his terms. And what he wants is more than she can afford.
Mason Montgomery is baffled by Kirstin’s claims that he never had time for her. While verbalizing his emotions has never been his strong point, he’s spent five years showing his love. He needs Kirstin more than he wants to admit. When she leaves him, he’ll stop at nothing to get her back, even if it means working with the client who twisted truths and tore his life apart.
This time Mason’s not leaving room for misunderstandings.
Mason Montgomery maybe a genius when it comes to designing computer games, but he lacks some social skills. He has trouble voicing his emotions, it’s true. But he managed to say ‘I love you’ early enough to keep Kirstin happy! Writing computer code from home keeps him in him office for long periods of time, but he thought Kirstin understood him and his ways. She was happy with him and their life for the past five years. But after her last big client in her freelance job, she seemed to change toward him. And now she has moved out! Mason doesn’t know what changed to cause her to leave, so doesn’t know how to get her back. But if he looses her he won’t survive. After all, how can one survive without their heart?
I like just about everything in Misunderstanding Mason. The feeling of the characters are easy to get into and I have been in those situations before. While Kirstin shouldn’t have let an outsider have so much influence on her relationship, it is easy to see where it could happen. And once someone plants these doubts, they do tend to grow without our wanting them to or control. Mason being a typical oblivious guy has no clue (won’t hear?) that things are really in trouble until they force him to face them by Kirstin moving out. So like a guy! But he is really in love with her, even if he is one of the controlled, shut-down type of guys. To an extent, this could even be considered Kirstin’s fault since she knew and had learned to live with Mason this way, letting him get away with being like this. And she does finally find a way to make him do something about it when she moves out…The big thing in Misunderstanding Mason is that we learn that there has been a lot of mis-communication going on for the last few years that has lead up to this big problem. (The recliner issue, them starting to not go to bed together and such.)They are both a bit to blame for their big problems right now, either due to not wanting to bother the other during stressful times or wanting to make things ‘better’ for the other in some way. It can be odd how our love for another can actually cause more issues then make things better if we don’t take the time and effort to make sure we are doing things the right way to make everyone happy in the long run. Right?
Status Que…Good enough NOT being enough anymore! When a woman stands up to demand more, demands that she is worth more than second hand leftovers-even if the guys job is the only thing that takes all his time and focus- things can go wrong fast. But Kirstin better make sure of her facts before declaring mistreatment, otherwise Misunderstanding Mason will sure to be a mistake and huge heartbreak all around. Luckily for her, Mason isn’t giving her up and his winning her back is so romantic, if a little on the nerdy side (well, he is a computer programmer after all). This is a great warning for us not to take what we have for granted and enjoy our loved ones.