“You are not responsible for other people’s actions.”– Kelly Jamison
Arden Lennox’s charmed life may be in pieces, but she’d sooner get her hoohaw bleached than move back in with her parents. She’s no longer the prom-queen princess married to the football star. She’s a broke, penniless widow, and it’s time she stood on her own two feet.
An under-construction unit in a quaint Chicago brownstone is cheap (free), but it comes with an unexpected surprise. Tyler Ramirez, her brother’s gawky high school best friend, is now a smoking hot firefighter who spends most of his spare time in her unit hammering, drilling, and screwing. Usually with his shirt off—a temptation she has no intention of indulging. Tyler can’t believe his high school crush is living right across the hall, or how fast his fierce lust for her comes blazing back. She’s still gorgeous—a little sadder, a little quieter, but still with the amazing smile and sweet body that fueled his awkward teenage fantasies. Despite her best intentions, Arden can’t resist grown up Tyler but the sparks between them send her into full retreat. And by the time she realizes the heat between them could last a lifetime, it could be too late to tell him…
First off, happy pub day to this hot and sexy romance!
Romance, sex, loss, love, and relationships. This book is filled with it! I loved every word of it.
The book is split between Arden and Tyler’s perspectives, which I feel really adds to the story and helps the reader get a better grasp of what is not only going on with these characters but the other characters as well. The author did a great job creating characters and putting a lot of depth into all of them, not just the main ones.
It was a great storyline that kept my attention, it was a bit predictable. I felt that there was a bit over explanation in some parts. The steamy sex scenes were sometimes explained in full Fifty Shades of Gray detail and some were not. I felt this really catered to people who love sex scenes and those who don’t want to know every little detail.
Overall, it is a great book a bit long with some things that could have been left out, but it is worth it.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC!