Genres: Love & Romance, Romance
Josh Lawson--he's got the body of an athlete, muscles galore, and thick, tousled bed head hair. He's always Mr. Serious, but when he smiles it transforms his entire face. I'd quietly lose my cool if that smirk were ever directed at me.
But playboys like him don't go for theatre nerds like me. Especially when the playboy in question is a strong silent type who is my opposite in every way.
I definitely am NOT in love with my best friend's brother. So why do I find myself dreaming/lusting over his broad shoulders and incredible arms? And why did we practically hook up on the dance floor at his sister's wedding? I can't get him out of my mind.
Reagan Bennett is not my type. She's happy, artistic, and deserves the real deal. I'm moody and only good for a one night stand. But after our impromptu sleepover, I can't get her out of my head.
She's got legs for miles. She's creative in all the right ways: she knows all the best spots in New York City and she's passionate about everything she does. Plus, her chocolate chip pancakes are killer.
She's everything good. I'm not gonna be the one to bring her down.
But the more time we spend together, the harder it is to keep my hands off her. I want her. Hell, I need her. It might be reckless, but it also might be love.
This is my first time reading a book by this author but I’m super happy to report that I truly enjoyed the book and will absolutely be going back to read the first book Roommate Romance!!
The book started off a little slow for me, probably because I get overly anxious for the moment when the H an h finally have that first kiss/touch. However, it was helpful in developing their characters and getting me invested in their relationship.
Reagan is the type of heroine that I love. She’s super upbeat and positive but considers herself an outcast because she doesn’t fit the mold of society’s expectations for a woman. She doesn’t wear make-up and she wears a LOT of black clothes. She doesn’t see her own beauty and worth but she’s confident in the person she is and knows that should be enough.
Josh is a former semi-professional baseball player who suffered an injury that ended his career and left him feeling useless, depressed and unmotivated. He’s in a dark place, so his sister asks him to move to the city and tasks her uber-positive friend, Reagan, to help bring him out of his funk.
Josh catches on pretty quickly to his sister plans, but neither him or his sister expected that he would start to fall for Reagan. As it turns out, she might just be everything Josh needs to come out of his funk and Josh might just be the person who helps Reagan realize that who she is might just be enough.
I loved the connection between Reagan and Josh. It was sweet and sexy and moved at a realistic pace. The conflict that leads them to the tiny bump in the road to their HEA was done well. It was just the right amount of trouble between them without ruining everything that they’d been building towards.
This book was sexy and fun and definitely has me looking forward to what will come next for Maggie Riley.
My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.