Author: J.T. Geissinger
Number of Pages: 400
This title was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!
Chloe Carmichael’s life feels pretty sweet—she’s both maid of honor and florist for her best friend’s A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face...his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn’t want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?
Goody two-shoes Chloe isn’t exactly A.J.’s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn’t a saint, but there’s something he’s not saying—something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they’re both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again
I haven't read the first book, so I was a little wary on picking up the second, I was hoping that it would not matter if I read it as a stand a lone, and while in some instances I felt a little left out, it was nothing major.
I fell in love with this book and the characters, all of it, from each steamy moment. The buildup was so intense and real I swear that I felt my face burning from the steam and chemistry that was occurring in the pages.. or rather coming from the circuits of my kindle.
I think what made it so likable was that it was not love at first sight. Sure, it might have been lust at first sight but neither of them wanted that. They snipped and fought with each other as they fought the attraction much like I have done in the past when I was trying to deny an attraction.
The characters were so real, I feel like I could live with their personalities forever, I loved that A.J. had a bad attitude as a defense mechanism, that he was mysterious and you could just tell he was hurting inside. I loved that Chloe was being rebellious and renting out her own apartment even though she didn't have to. These were people I felt like I could text on my phone or call up to see how they were doing, to thwap them on the head and tell them to stop being knuckle heads and just love each other already.
This book was an emotional roller coaster, it had me in tears on minute and laughing the next. My poor husband thought I was going insane but every moment of mental exhaustion and torment the author created with this wonderful book was worth it.
This is definitely a must read and a perfect way to start the love month of February.