This was my first book from both Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland and I loved it!! Since I don’t know their individual writing styles this read as one smooth writing style to me.
I was really surprised by this book. I mean you look at the cover, read the synopsis and think- this is going to be HOT and I am totally going to need to pull out the old battery operated boyfriend on this one.
And while that is true- this was hot- it was a lot more and that was an unexpected surprise.
Chance Bateman is a cocky bastard for sure. He’s Australian and all kinds of sexy and he knows it. But he is also one of the sweetest heroes I have read in a while. I mean just adorable. Romantic at his core and actually really considerate.
Aubrey was great for me at first but as the book wore on- I just wanted to knock some sense into her.
I understood her frustrations in the beginning. Chance was giving off mixed signals. It was clear he wanted her but wouldn’t act on it. Little did she know there was a very good reason. But she gives him no choice and for him- it forces him to make decisions that make him the “bad guy.”
What I loved about this book was the first half- essentially the building of their relationship- is told in Aubrey’s point of view. The second half which essentially becomes the fixing, redemption part is told from Chance’s POV. And that was a great decision on the part of ViNelope. Because the second half was perfect from Chance’s POV. When you, the reader, get inside his head you are almost INSTANTLY on his team no matter what happened before. And I LOVED being on his team.
Sure- it made me hate Aubrey at times but overall- I was rooting for their happiness.
Chance is book boyfriend material for sure. You are GOING to fall in love with him so be prepared. This book is steamy but its ultimately a really perfect love story full of ups and downs, twists and turns and probably the best pet sidekick you have ever met. Seriously. No matter what name you call that animal (I won’t even tell you what it is because you HAVE to live it yourself) it was such a perfect addition to this love story.
Read this book!! You will love it! I will be sure to check out these authors other books now that I know for sure that they rock!
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night