Release Date: June 5, 2019
would be one that checked every box on my list.
to keep my feelings locked up tight with men who didn’t meet that standard.
to her mistake, realizing I didn’t live in a mansion or sleep on twelve-hundred
thread-count sheets. It never failed, she—whoever it was that night— bolted
before I’d even had a chance to stretch.
Brayleigh is the socialite daughter of a former NBA player turned nightclub mogul. She’s not just a pretty face, though – she has a real job, even if it’s barely mentioned and she can work whenever she wants. Carter is a firefighter. His friends take him out to a club for his birthday and he and Brayleigh have a one-night stand, the goal of each of them for the night. Then Carter saves Brayleigh’s life when her apartment burns down and invites her to stay with him.
There is one big pet peeve I have with romance novels and that’s instalove. In this case it’s instalust being mistaken for instalove. They barely know each other but they are infatuated with each other. I kept thinking to myself “they would never last” and yet there’s the epilogue… The story between their meeting and the epilogue would have been so much better instead of jumping right from first getting together to their happily ever after. Reading about Carter and Brayleigh meshing their lifestyles, Carter and her father meeting and getting to know each other, Brayleigh around the fire house -there is so much more that could have made this a good story. As it is, there isn’t much there beyond a few nights of hotness and a few conversations. Carter doesn’t even know her last name!