by Andrea Simonne
Wedding cake baker Blair Thomas loves her life. Her business is thriving, her
condo has a great
view of the water, and her refurbished ‘65 convertible Mustang “Isadora” is the
coolest car ever. She barely even thinks about that jerk she married five years
ago. The one who abandoned her after four months of marriage. The one who left
a note on her pillow saying, “See you later, babe.” Seattle
Seriously, who does that?
So what if she was once obsessively in love with him. He’s her best friend’s older brother and for years he barely even knew she was alive. He never loved her, and he only married her because of a drunken mistake. At least she’s over him.
Definitely over him.
The only problem is Blair never got around to divorcing him so technically they’re still married. And after five years of traveling the world—Nathan “Road” Church—has finally decided to come home. He arrived on Blair’s doorstep this morning, and now he’s in her bathroom taking a shower. The nerve of him! Oh, and did I mention he’s still hot? Blair doesn’t know what to do.
The jerk has returned.
Warning: Contains one sexy jerk, humorous situations, a heroine with obsessive compulsive disorder, cussing and swearing, steamy love scenes, and references to a part of the male anatomy that doesn’t crow like a rooster – but certainly rises in the early morning.
I fell in love with this book from the first page. As soon as I started reading this one, I could not put it down. It 's a story full of humor, chemistry, romance, great dialogues, captivating characters and intriguing plot.
Blair knows that the right thing to do is divorce Road but he still occupies most of her dreams. She was in love with him when she was only 13 years old, he is the brother of her best friend, the super-sexy guy with golden-green eyes. Now he suddenly reappeares in her perfect life except on the emotional level: she has a nice house, a good job, many friends. The only thing that is missing is the love of Road but he has never loved her and never will love.
All the characters are engaging, whimsical and fun. I love the chemistry between Bair and Road, their first meeting after five years who had not seen is exhilarating.
This is the second book in Sweet Life in Seattle Series, although I have not read the first book, it in no way disrupted my enjoyment of this book.
This is such an enjoyable story, well written in an easy-to-read style, is great, fresh, funny, I can not wait to read the other books by this author.
I have no hesitation in recommending it highly.
I received an advanced reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
“You’re going to have to move to the couch now,” Blair says firmly. “You can’t sleep in here anymore.”
He doesn’t move.
“Look, you have to leave.”
“Too tired, babe.” His eyes close.
“I need to go to bed, though.”
Road shrugs. “So? Get in bed. Nobody’s stopping you.”
“I can’t sleep with you in here!”
“What do you think is going to happen, princess?”
“Nothing is going to happen.”
His eyes open at that. “Then what are you afraid of?”
“I’m not afraid of anything.”
He smirks. “You did say you needed more sex. Maybe I’m the one who should be afraid here.”
“That’s not what my list said!”
He closes his eyes again, still smiling. “Unfortunately, I’m too beat with jet lag to help you out tonight. Maybe tomorrow, but only if you ask me nicely.”
She scoffs. “You’re so full of yourself.”
He chuckles softly.
Blair studies him in the darkened room. His back is exposed, the white sheet draped across his middle. “You’re not naked under there, are you?”
“Come find out.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Andrea Simonne grew up as an army brat and discovered she had a talent for creating personas at each new school. The most memorable was a surfer chick named "Ace" who never touched a surf board in her life, but had an impressive collection of puka shell necklaces. Eventually she turned her imagination towards writing. Andrea still enjoys creating personas, though these days they occupy her books. She currently makes her home in the
with her husband and two sons.
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