I was 100 pages into the book and Ford and Victoria still had not done IT. Yes, THAT it. But the sexual tension sizzled. There are two stories going on in this book: the main one—Ford and Victoria; the secondary—Ford's quest to find his sister's baby daddy who was a one night stand.
The things I enjoyed about this book are:
1. These characters are not in college
2. Do not have super angsty pasts
3. Yes Virginia, dating after 30 IS a possibility.
4. The plot twist that I totally didn't see coming which involved the baby daddy.
I feel like I'm slightly jaded by my recent reads (new adult or contemporary with angry, broken, whiny characters who are TSTL—hero AND heroine). Every time I read a Julie James book, I know that I'll get sexy, sweet, sassy, and lots of laughs.
The dialogue exchange between Ford and Victoria is hashtag conversation goals. They play off of each other beautifully. The sexual tension is there and those words are nothing but that slow burn of foreplay. And when the IT happens, IT HAPPENS. *fans self*
This book can be read as a standalone even though there are cameos from a few characters from previous books. If you haven't had a chance to read those, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! At least add them to your TBR list.
If you're looking for a fun, sexy, lol-tastic read amongst all the angst in your TBR pile, pick up SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER. It's a perfect beach read.
Page Count: 304 pages
Publisher: Jove (June 2, 2015)
Format: purchased paperback
Rating: 5 hearts
Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford…
Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for…
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