Stay by AJ Alexander + Giveaway

 

Title: Stay
Series: Odd Jobs #1
Author: AJ Alexander
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Enemies-to-Lovers
Release Date: March 7, 2019
Blurb
Against all odds, the dog walker gets the girl…Addison

Never knowing if someone is genuinely interested in me or my family’s money
keeps my guard up. So when he shows up, my instant hatred for his good looks
and sexy smile is no surprise.

I soon discover that Cole isn’t who I think he is, but I’m afraid to lower my
walls and let him in. After his relentless pursuing, I find myself being led
down a path I never thought possible.

Cole

I never thought I deserved to have the white picket fence life – until her. The
last thing I expect to find when I knock on my client’s door is the answer to
my deepest desires.

One look and I know Addison is out of my league. That will not stop me from
trying to make her mine… but my past might.

 

My review:

TGIO! (Thank god it’s over)

So Addison is in California staying with her cousin/best friend Heather, who is also BFFs with Cole, the asshole dog walker who literally screws his way through is client list, one house at a time. He meets Addison at Heather’s house and decides she’s his next conquest. Heather has determined they are perfect for each other and is trying to set them up. Cole and Addison go from hating each other, to hate-banging against the wall in the foyer, to head over heels in a matter of days – after she’s avoided him since the foyer incident. Then all the back and forth drama between them, and Heather and Wyatt, Cole’s other bff.

Every single one of these characters seem to have stopped maturing at 13 and become alcoholics. All are recent college graduates, but even with all the partying Heather has managed to start her own PR company with an elite Hollywood clientele, and Wyatt is making a literal fortune walking dogs a couple hours a day. What the what??

And the antagonist characters are complete stereotypes. Cold, manipulative ex-fiance. Cold, hard father. Clingy, desperate ex-girlfriend. It’s like they were copied out of “Romance Villains R Us” verbatim.

The way Addison and Heather treat Cole and Wyatt is ridiculous. Especially Heather – Wyatt has car trouble and she berates him for showing up with dirty clothes. The solution is simple but instead of being a human and letting it go, she acts like a spoiled brat and pouts, barely speaking to him all evening.  The only thing that could have been good in this book was the dogs, but they are barely mentioned. I think the author forgot Heather even had a dog for much of the book since she was only mentioned when Cole would show up to walk her each morning.

Can I have those couple hours back please?

Rating: ♥

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
AJ Alexander is a wannabe psychologist, writer, and author of the
recently completed, SEAL’ed Series. AJ’s passion is writing angst filled
happily ever afters that have to be earned by her characters. Women with no
backbone need not apply.  AJ uses sarcasm and an unlimited supply of song
lyrics to bring her romance novels to life.
AJ lives in the angst capital of the world, Seattle Washington with her
own personal knight in shining armour and her two beautiful girls.
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