by Silvie Fox
Divorced and done with her dry spell, Holly Prentice is ready to get back in the game. But with two conditions: her future mate can’t be married to his career, and he has to have a couch. Nick Andreis loves his job, and his only furniture is a king-size bed. He’s also single, sexy, and six years Holly’s junior. Any guy this hunky and carefree can’t be serious about the future.
After one spontaneous and explosive night, Holly decides that her search for Mr. Right can wait. Nick can be Mr. Right Now.
Nick has waited years for Holly. Now that she’s dating again, he’s determined to be the only man in her life. He wants what Holly wants: forever. Convincing her of that won’t be easy, but Nick agrees—with fingers crossed behind his back—to Holly’s idea that they can be bed buddies until someone serious comes along. His plan: use the time between their passionate nights to convince her that he is the one.
Will Holly’s unexpected pregnancy change the rules of their games? Or can they both decide to play for keeps.
Publisher: Penner Media
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
I haven't read the first book in this series, but this book read like a stand alone, so I don't think it's necessary to read them in order. Holly is a divorced woman who reconnects with a younger man who once worked for her ex-husband. Nick makes it clear that he's interested in taking their friendship to the next level, but Holly thinks that Nick isn't ready for a serious relationship, and she doesn't want to get her heart broken. When she ends up pregnant, they have to figure out exactly where they stand.
I didn't hate this book, but I didn't really like it either. The biggest problem, I think, is that the story line has not only been done before, but it's been done better. So, while I could go into detail nitpicking everything I didn't really enjoy, there's not really much more to say other than I found the story to be flat emotionally for me. I finished it and forgot it, which is not what you want from a novel.
I know that this series is very popular, and the writing is solid. I just didn't connect with the characters and never really cared whether Holly and Nick ended up together at the end.
Rating: Heavy Page Turner
This book didn't do it for me, but if you've read the first in the series and enjoyed it, then I imagine you might like this one too. It's not a bad book, it just didn't connect with me.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley & the publisher in return for an honest review.