3 out of 5 Licks
Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man she blames for getting her jilted at he altar six years ago. Plus, now her ex-fiancé is back in their hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. Everybody’s treating Ally with kid gloves, as though she’s still heartbroken, but she’s just fine, thank you very much.
Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn’t count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…
This book is from Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line. I’ve read one or two from this line and enjoyed them and thought I’d check this one out as well. First things first-we do not read about sex in this book. The start getting hot and heavy and then suddenly it is the next day. I may prefer to read all the dirty details of what happens between the sheets (or on the floor or up against the wall) for my characters BUT I am perfectly capable of reading a book without the sexy stuff as well. lol The cover is very pretty, but it’s one of those that doesn’t have anything to do with the book necessarily. Unless I missed it that scene on the cover never occurred in the book. I don’t tend to let things like that bother me though. The cover is to draw your eye to the book and this one did that for me. Ally and Nate are likable characters the majority of the time. Nate can be a little morose at times when thinking about his past-which was definitely not a good one. And Ally is a bit of a baby at times. The emotions are believable though sometimes they feel a little overdone. There were times I felt as though the story dragged a bit and then times when it felt rushed but overall I enjoyed this one. It was a light read with characters that you wanted to see make it. I am interested in the next story. I hope it belongs to Ally’s friend Tyler.
Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.
Author Website: http://www.coleenkwan.com