At 43 I’m supposed to have everything figured out, and if you’d asked me six months ago I’d have said I did: head of my own tech company, beautiful fiancée, amazing future all planned out...life was perfect. Or, at least, I thought it was…
So now I’m in New York after selling my company and fleeing San Jose, and for the first time in as long as I can remember I have n...more
M.I.A. summed up this book rather nicely, with her FUN. FUN. FUN comment, as that is exactly what it was.
Didn’t grab me as much as Book 1 (Fake It til’ You Make Out) but certainly very readable.
Will I be reading Book 3? Oh yes. I want to see how cocky Shay deals with falling in love with his best friend’s biological son! - I kid you not. *no pun intended*
New to me author. I really, really enjoyed this one.
I enjoyed the electronic communications via the video game and app.
Age gap. Plenty of steam. Some good banter.
At one point Owen plays the martyr which was admittedly annoying, but it played out okay.
Lots of secondary characters for potential books.
I am strongly considering going back and reading book 1 after meeting Declan and Heath in this one - despite the big misunderstanding thrown in.
Not much to say really, these stories are pretty standard low angst/feel good/steamy reads.
They remind me of Lucy Lennox's Made Marian & Forever Wilde series. And since I've been debating re-reading those, this was a wonderful find.
Also hmm king size bed on a roof top courtyard with rose petals, candles and a picnic.
Dare I say more?
Love the OTT romance on Virtually Screwed . The 'angst' is pretty minute and quickly resolved.
19 yr age gap
BFF's little brother
And I really liked it. It's easy, funny, low angst feel good read. Exactly what I needed. In fact this was a five star read until Owens "I can't do this so I'm leaving you for your own good and running away" thing.
You should read these books in order the get the full experience but they work as standalone reads. ...more
I did enjoy this. Blake and Owen’s relationship was scorching hot. I really like how the author set up the build up of their relationship and I genuinely liked them together but more towards the end. To me their first face to face meeting just didn’t give me the finall ...more
While the first book was super cute, this was HOT. But there’s something off for me and I’m not even sure what it was. I have to admit (I was kind of shocked at the realization) the whole daddy - sweetheart thing felt weird to me. And I do love a good age gap romance.
I had a good time, like book one this was mostly angst free, ...more
I liked it but I don't know I feel like there were some things missing and a few things (view spoiler)[ them breaking up and then Blake having a kid just felt like to much of a m/f book (hide spoiler)] that happened that didn't need to honestly. Totally took away from the enjoyment of the story. ...more
However, the plot was very predictable and Owen’s sudden change right at the end was kind of annoying. Everything was quickly solved and the story of course proceeds to a very satisfying HEA. This is a new author for me, but I plan to check out other books in the series.
I really loved the first book and had high hopes for this one, but ended up slightly disappointed. Zhe chemistry between Blake and Owen was there but I would have appreciated a bit more relationship development. There was a lot of sex, which normally is ok for me but here it seemed a bit much.
And I was a bit annoyed with Owen. In hindsight not fair because of his anxiety but nearly 3/4 of the book this is nit really talked about and then suddenly "bam"
All in all a nice read .... now I ...more
I love this series and the Kellys. They are a riot with their group chats. Blake is super sexy and Owen surprised me in the best way. These two are hot, hot, hot but I what I adored the most with them is how they click when they’re together. Although Owen frustrated me a little, I also felt for him. He’s so lovable and I’m glad he has his roomie in his life. With Blake, I pretty much wanted to steal him away forever and the only thing he is, is amazing, just like this book. It had me ...more
However, the second epilogue seemed a bit pointless and just an excuse to introduce the Royal & Reckless series (coulda done without it especially since we already knew where Jai had gone)
I hope Shay’s story will be emotionally engaging. I’ve become even more attached to hi ...more
My favourites are still Heath and Declan. I am quite excited for Shay’s book!
Fun, energetic, minimal angst, and a brilliant love story is what makes this story wonderful. When you fall in love with your Older brother’s friend. That’s what this story is about. Hawt smexy, great writing, and fun side characters.
And did I forget to tell you about the DAddy being mentioned many times? I really enjoyed this book, can’t wait to read about Jai.
Yes it includes an age gap, which I usually like, but that was immediately spoiled when the 43 year old guy is called daddy, definitely a no go for me.
Then there is sex, lots and lots and lots of it, yes I think there can be too much of it in a story, it got repetitive and boring.
Owen (the younger guy) has a family that is so huge, I still can't figure it out, probably the author ...more
1) Blake makes dinner for Owen and says this:
“I’ll admit, I cheated w ...more
My review of the first book in this series is my most-liked review on Goodreads, and it’s probably my most critical review because of a plot decision I hated. But I wanted to give the author another chance and so I got book 2...only to learn at 17% in that there was daddy kink. It’s not my thing, no kink shame. But I liked the story well enough to forge through and luckily, it wasn’t a daddy/boy book at all- “daddy” was used as a nickname during sex but there was zero dynamic/role p ...more
I liked this one a little better than the first, and I enjoyed the first a lot. Both have completely different relationship buildings, which I liked. While in the first book of the series we got a friends to lovers mixed with the fake relationship trope, this time the mains don't know each other... or so they believe.
Blake is Shay Kelly's (the oldest of the Kelly's sons and daughters) best friend; he's rich and retired after opening his eyes to a saddening re ...more
What I did appreciate is that the stories intertwined, we got flashba ...more
Review contains spoilers.
I liked this sweet age-gap, "You've Got Mail" type romance and Owen's family were just as hilarious as in the first book of the series.
My biggest frustration is that the break-up comes so far out if left field. It's been mentioned that Owen is shy and he's a little awkward when they are walking to their hotel in public but there's definitely not enough set-up showing him to be anxious enough about public appearances for it to feel natural ...more
As far as age gap stories go, this one doesn't spend too much time making an issue of it. It's there, but not the focus. The main conflict is much more personal than that, and one I can relate to. And there is another little twis ...more