Author: Hazel Kelly & Chloe Clark
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/Adult
Format: ebook via KindleUnlimited
Synopsis: Psychologist Ruby is a self-professed serial dater who shows no signs of slowing or settling down.
But when a handsome stranger crashes her latest dead-end Tinder date, all her carefully laid plans start going out the window.
'Cause this guy is all muscles and manhood, and he's not taking no for an answer.
Too bad he's all wrong for her.
So why is she finding it so hard to walk away?
*Authors note: This standalone contemporary romance doesn't contain a cliffhanger or cheating... but it does contain an ending that will make you so happy your smile splits your face Xo
Holy per-fuck-tion people! This was awesome.
And I don't even care that that isn't a real word. It fits this book perfectly. Can Hazel Kelly and Chloe Clark do wrong? Not that I've seen so far. I think I smiled more when reading this book than I do when watching videos with bulldog puppies. Seriously.
Ruby's dating life seems to be one terrible Tinder meet-up after another. And when she is desperate to escape her current dud, she sees a sign in the women's restroom that gives her hope. What is that hope? It turns out to be an Italian stud behind the bar who swoops in to save the day. Oh, and steal her heart in the process.
Geo is ready for the real thing and sees something in Ruby that he can't ignore. Even when she makes multiple attempts to get rid of him because she's convinced that she isn't ready for a serious relationship in this point of her life. Geo isn't giving up that easily. It's a battle of willpower that has some steamy consequences.
Confession time: I have a thing for Italian guys. I can't quite explain it, really. It could be the dark hair or maybe their deep appreciation with food--something I definitely share. It might be the fact that I am a big fan of anything related to the 50's and that slicked back hair is just a reminder of oldies music and hot rods. Fun fact: I married a blonde who is of Scottish descent. Not even close to Italian but I love him anyway... *wink*
Geo is everything that I would want a romance book hero to be. Humorous, thoughtful, ambitious, loyal, and caring. Notice that those traits aren't even physical. When you add his tattoos and unwillingness to let his woman go, I want to frickin' melt straight into the floor.
I even liked Ruby, though I wanted to literally slap her silly when she let her fear mess with her head. But I guess even psychologists need a good dose of therapy sometimes. Ruby's friend was a breath of fresh air, as far as secondary characters go. I was surprised and impressed with her honesty and courage to tell Ruby that she was acting a fool. Preach it, sister!
The story went by so fast that I ended up wanting more when I finished it. I could read another 100 pages of these two, Ruby going on disaster dates and Geo stepping in to save her. But the ending was satisfying, either way.
Another book to add to my favorites list. Five per-fuck-tion suns!