Secrets are a recipe for disaster, even for relationships that only last four days.
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They say time heals all wounds, but what if unintentional secrets are involved? Or more accurately, unintentional secret babies.
I tried to find him—I really did—but what was I to do with nothing more than a first name?
After we spent four amazing days together, he left me a note with what I can only assume was his full name and phone number, but his handwriting is like chicken scratch. It also didn’t help that my roommate decided to do me a solid and washed all my clothes before I had a chance to clean out my pockets.
Needless to say, the note didn’t survive.
Now, four and a half years later, I find myself standing in front of the same grumpy stranger that changed my life forever.
Now, I’m about to change his because he has no idea, he has a three-year-old daughter.
This story is a complicated contemporary romance with a grumpy/sunshine second chance storyline with a bit of drama thrown in. I found the characters and the entire whirlwind storyline endearing. I truly enjoyed the nicknames and their meaning incorporated into the story. Add in the chaos, family, and sweetness in this read, as well as the date scenes and broken relationships, and this was a fantastic read.
This book is in the series, but it seems like you can read it as a stand-alone story. Dexter is on a trip to the Grand Canyon to relax and convince himself he has made the right decision. He is quiet, withdrawn, and definitely in his head. He meets Chelsea, a professional photographer who is opposite him and is there to relax and find herself again. After a fun and steamy adventure, they part ways with no information about each other.
We time jump four and half years in the future. Dexter is back home in NYC at his family-owned bar, working on managing his stress levels and his family’s meddling, when he gets quite the surprise.
Chelsea has moved to make her life easier. Still, with a surprise revelation, we know things are about to get a lot more complicated. She also seems to be involved now with a significant other. Still, I can’t tell whether it is a current relationship. He is her ex-husband. She has some whoppers for secrets to spill.
Oh, things get heated when the truth comes out, and neither was ready. Dereck certainly is the grumpy growly man who hates confrontation. I do like how she approaches revealing the honest story. Now, what will happen?.
The chemistry in this book is smoking hot. Of course, they get steamy, and it is not well described. The story has its ups and downs like any typical romance and complicated relationship. I even cried thru part of it. However, the book ends amazing and swoon-worthy.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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