on January 15, 2018
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From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.
My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.It’s just sex, not love.But you know what they say about the best laid plans…
I liked this one a lot. Vi Keeland is such a talented, solid writer that never ceases to amaze me with her original stories, and this one is no exception. This particular story caught me by surprise, especially towards the end and I truly enjoyed that.
As the blurb states, Hunter and Natalia meet when they were both in the wedding party of their respective best friends and immediately have an attraction/connection. I will say that the romance in this story moves along kinda slow. There is a few encounters and a lot of back and forth between them, including time jumps. But their chemistry is excellent! I love the banter and the little back and forth between them. And when they get together, it’s extremely hot!!!
Like I said before this story started a little bit slow and then picked up steam, at that point I couldn’t put it down cause it surprised me in the most wonderful way. The turn it takes from light to angsty is everything I live for when it comes to books. I loved it!
The story is told in first person dual POV. But most of Hunter’s POV is told in the past, so we’re seeing his backstory through his eyes. This past did not include the heroine. Now, as you know I normally have huge issues with this. You know I have strong opinions about characters telling backstories, especially if they include a different significant other the main character was hung up with. It normally can rub me the wrong way, like in Ugly Love for example (I know, I know, unpopular opinion). But in this book, it actually worked. I actually think Vi Keeland nails it with Hunter’s backstory and how it’s told. It was nothing like I thought it was, and I was kinda blown away by how much I enjoyed it.
Overall, this book was pretty awesome. Not my favorite by this author, but solid as always. Absolutely recommend!
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