Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: From publisher for review
For two people ambivalent about dating and love, they sure get naked around each other an awful lot ...
London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan.
But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear.
For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more.
Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well.My thoughts:
Well, from reading the book before this one, I knew I didn't have to read the previous books to get into this one. Although some of the nuances of the characters were a bit more pronounced (since I only read the book before this one) that only means I want to read the first books but you don't have to at all. You could totally slip into this book without reading any of the earlier ones.
I liked the romance and how it played out. Although you know it was going to be more than a one night stand for London, she didn't figure that out until later. Not a huge spoiler since you figure that out quite early. Luke was another matter, but I did enjoy his fall into love for London.
My biggest problems came toward the end. Luke needed to prove by his actions to be trustworthy, but he failed. HOWEVER, he did come around, but for that period of time I really wanted to kick some hiney. I will say that I believe this to be intentional to make it more realistic. So take that problem with a salt lick. :)
I give this book 4 stars. I've really been enjoying this contemporary romance and highly recommend the books (even the one's I haven't read YET) and I plan on reading the other 2.
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Dagnabbit! I need to read this series.ReplyDelete
Yes you do! :DDelete
Loving the cover - why I'm not sure. But alas that's about all that appeals to me about this one. Still, glad you enjoyed it despite your wanting to some hiney - a word which I only discovered the meaning of a few days ago.ReplyDelete
ROFL! Well, and wanting it and kicking it are also 2 different things... XDDelete
I don't think this one is for me - I read the first and loved the humor but the guys...not so much lolReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
Hm... I can't speak to the first one yet, but the third is something you would love. This one... well, there are a few problems, but he does redeem himself. :DDelete
what get me to read is the authors way they do the cover it stand out and it will be good readReplyDelete
The covers all do match. :)Delete
I haven't read these yet, but every time I see those colorful covers, I want to!ReplyDelete
I've been enjoying them. I still need to read the first 2 though. :)Delete
Although I'm behind this series, I do enjoy this series better than Beautiful Bastard. It has more plot than sex and even the sexy times are kinda funny, silly, light.ReplyDelete
Oh good. I was wondering about that. I do think I'll stick to this series for now.Delete
So, I picked up this book for audiobook review and loved it, so I bought books 1-3 and OMG... I love this series. My favorite was book 2 (Harlow and Finn), but each of the stories is pretty fabulous. Yea!!ReplyDelete
Nice! I can't wait to read them. :D I think you'll like this one.Delete
I keep hearing great things about this series. One day I'll have to try it as well!ReplyDelete
I think this would be a good contemp for you.Delete
Despite the ending this sounds good.ReplyDelete
The ending was good, just a niggle toward the end.Delete
I have this and wondered if it would work as standalone, so I am glad you answered that question. Love the spring look of the blog, now if only you could do something about the snow we are expecting tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Yep, they work!Delete
We just had our snow... so no sympathies here. ;)
I have seen this around and I am curious. I am glad you were able to read it as a stand alone.ReplyDelete
I think you'd like this series Heidi.Delete
I need to read this series Melissa! I've heard such good things. Good to know about Luke though, I'll be prepared to kick a little butt before I even start reading:)ReplyDelete
This one, I know you'll like. :DDelete
I know quite a few now who are just loving this series.ReplyDelete
I'm surprised you haven't read them yet! :)Delete
I received this one in the post this week... I'm kind of looking forward to it. I've read the first two books, but not the third... I hope I enjoy it!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy it as well!Delete