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Before Daylight

(One Night in South Beach #4)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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Ballerina Laura Delgado is just one solo away from a dream job with the New York City Ballet. Then a drunken pas de deux at her cousin’s wedding results in the one thing she never wanted—a husband. TV producer Charlie Laughlin may be deliciously kissable, but she needs him offstage now, and out of her life.

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Charlie’s ready for marriage a
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by Lyrical Press
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Andie Christopher
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Just your typical oops-we-got-married book.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you want a romance where the hero really, really likes cunnilingus, this is the book for you!
Isha Coleman
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In a world filled with ballets and call sheets, they weren't looking for romance. Until love found them. Remember that saying about the right person coming into your life at the wrong time? Christopher takes that scenario and runs with it. Before Daylight is the tale of workaholics who meet at a wedding and unknowingly find their forever. The road to happily ever after is full of prideful regret and frustrating choices, but serendipity wins out in the end. Ms. Christopher gets the soul of a roma ...more
N.G.Peltier N.G.Peltier
As always I liked the character's voice here, and I was glad to see I had less issues with this book than i did with the last one so I definitely think i enjoyed this one the most of the series.

This one has the we got drunk and got married and now we gotta pretend to be fake married trope. I liked that we get a real sense of who Laura and Charlie are when we get their POVs, how they're both struggling with these perceived images of who people think they are versus who they really are!

I basical
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book made me feel so many things. Swoony. Angry. Hurt. Weepy. Aggravated. Heartbroken. Hot. Happy. Though I didn't love or agree with everything the characters did, this book made me FEEL. And that's worth a lot.

Laura Delgado is a prima ballerina in Miami. She's been fully focused on her dance career since she was about 8 years old. It's the only thing she's ever really wanted for herself, and she's kept her life regimented and planned in order to obtain her goals. Her family is a hot mess
Lauren loves llamas
The “oops we got married!” trope can go either way with me, but the blurb sounded so amazing I had to pick up this book. And I am so glad I did! This is a steamy, feels-filled roller coaster, and is so much fun – just make sure you have tissues! While this is part of a series, this is my first book by the author, and I think it worked fine as a standalone.

“She could not fall in love with her husband.”

I absolutely loved Laura. Yes, sometimes I wanted to smack her upside the head, but even then, i
patrick Lorelli
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense-romance
Laura Delgado has been dreaming her whole life for the chance to be the prima ballerina, to do the solo. Now recovering from an injury and finally having that chance and the opportunity to go to New York and dance there as well. Her dreams are all coming apart because some way or another she got married at her cousins wedding. She does not remember getting married but her grandfather is showing her the paperwork. Now chasing down the groom and asking him to sign annulment papers he, Charlie Laug ...more
Kari Hansen
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since Laura was eight years old her goal in life is to not be like her mother which means that she needs to be self sufficient and not depend on anyone. Her drive to ensure this happened her sole focus has been forging her career as a prima ballerina to the exclusion of all else. She never expected that attending her cousins wedding would have her believing that she was married even though alcohol has made the entire experience hazy. For a ballerina she is older, and she believes that if people ...more
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was very interesting drunk get married love story. Ballerina Laura and TV producer Charlie met at the wedding get drunk and also married. And, of course, they completely forget that until is time for taxes. So they are both shocked and they both agree in annulment but Charlie cannot forget the passion and how good she felt under him so he insists on a date with her because he really wants to consume his marriage and wife. Circumstances lead them to stay married a while and they really start t ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charlie is the black sheep in his family, and he has worked hard to make it on his own. On the way, he has made friends that he considers family. When he is at the wedding of two of his closest friends, he meets Laura, who is the cousin of the bride.

As a ballerina, Laura is used to sacrificing her short-term happiness in favor of long term success. Well, except during her cousin Carla’s wedding in the tropics. When she sees Charlie, she decides she needs to let loose a little. Then she finds fro
Break of Day (book 3) was my first Andie J. Christopher book. It didn't work out so well for me as I couldn't connect with the characters at all,

and unfortunately the same thing happened with Before Daylight. The way the conflict was set up is unbelievable to me (so they got married and didn't know they got married???). I don't know if there's some kind of plot twist along the road--surprise!! turns out you're not married after all!!--but I couldn't suspend my belief to continue past a couple o
May 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
This’s my first book by Andie J. Christopher and I wasn’t too impressed. While the writing was good I just didn’t care for Laura, the female lead. And I couldn’t imagine what Charlie, the male lead, saw in her. The set-up didn’t make sense, either. They are supposed to have met, gotten drunk and gotten married, all in one evening. Neither of them remembers much of the night, and yet when Laura approaches Charlie about it she is on the defensive and blames him. He, meanwhile, having only known he ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So freaking sexy and sultry, this book seduced me at word one.

While Laura Delgado is an amazing ballet dancer, it’s a masterful tango that she and Charlie Laughlin are dancing throughout Before Daylight. There is a pull and push that creates enough friction to ignite their amazing chemistry in a glorious blaze.

This book though, AJC turns a phrase like no one’s business and her characters are an absolute reflection of that. Inside and outside of their heads, we get their full measure, even in t
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun story that produces plenty of feels. Charlie and Laura get an inauspicious start with the old get drunk/wake up married plot. These characters and the fight that lays ahead of them to their HEA will be difficult, painful, frustrating, and often annoying. Laura is a ballerina. She is a strong, talented, determined woman that will cut her nose off to spite her face. She blindly clings to her old wants and beliefs regardless of the damage and hurt it causes. Charlie seems like a genuine good ...more
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Before Daylight by Andie J. Christopher from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was intrigued initially by the summary and am happy to report that the book did not disappoint!

Yes, the plot was a little predictable and the lead characters, Laura and Charlie, made me want to throw my hands up (or shake them...if I could) at times, but it was a fun read - and a quick read - from start to finish. The banter between the main characters was amusing and
T. Rosado
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Before Daylight is an "accidentally married" romance between a man with a less-than-stellar reputation from his younger years and a prima ballerina. Having spent the last years improving his reputation, an accidental marriage and subsequent divorce is not what Charlie needs. If Laura has her way, the marriage will be annulled yesterday. Between interfering family and a growing attraction, the annulment quickly becomes a thing of the past.

This author immediately pulled me in and had me b
Leslie Ooten
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
I couldn't get into this. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, and it made it really hard to start this one. I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a story already in progress. The writing didn't really flow well for me either. Maybe it gets better as the story goes on, but honestly I couldn't make it past the first couple of chapters.
I voluntarliy reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the characters and their stories, but the middle of the book dragged and the resolution was too quick. I would have liked more of the character development to happen over the course of the book. Also there were a lot of tortured sentences that I had to read multiple times - in my opinion this book could have used another edit.
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
First book I have read from Andie J Christopher. I enjoyed Charlie and Laura's story. Can't wait to read more from
Amanda Hanson
I loved this. Ice queen and the nice guy - so good! My only complaint is that the kindle version had SO MANY TYPOS. What is even going on? The story mostly distracted me from that detail though!
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ballerina Laura and tv producer Charlie are, on paper, the worst couple. They can’t even stand being around each other. They’re looking for different things in life and if they didn’t have mutual friends, they’d probably never spend any time together at all. But one drunken night, the two of them apparently decided it would be a good idea to get married. Now, Laura’s gunning for an annulment and Charlie wants to see if they can make this thing work.

If you’ve read Break of Day, you’ll remember ti
J. Critch
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the whole One NIght in South Beach series, but I especially loved Before Daylight. Andie's writing is witty and sexy. Her heroines don't take any crap, and Laura is no different, and I love her for it! Honestly, I was a little nervous about how Charlie would be redeemed after some things he'd done in his past, but I know that I shouldn't have worried. The HEA is a bit of a twist, but it's perfect! Andie is definitely on my auto-buy list! <3 ...more
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