Release date: January 22, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He’d distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can’t close, the precious jewel even his billions can’t buy. Now that he’s back in the States, he’s determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.
Whenever I read a new to me romance author I’m never quite sure what to expect, will their style be super sexy with lots of steam? Or are they more of a behind closed doors/fade to black kind of author? I prefer some steam myself and was excited that not only was this super sexy, it was also sweet and endearing with a great group of characters that won me over.
Aubrey is a badass, strong independent woman and Knox was also pretty badass, but he was also swoon worthy. I liked that they had already been hooking up and were just super casual, there was no build up, they already were a thing, this was more about them taking things to a more serious level. They had great back and forth, the banter was funny and there were even some serious and heartwarming moments.
This is part of series and apparently it’s also a part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. After I finished this I looked on the authors website and it looks like there’s a huge collection of books set in the same world, I love that and think it’s a really cool concept. Since this was my first book by the author, let alone the series, I was slightly hesitant wondering if I would have a hard time keeping the characters straight. While there were a lot of what I’m assuming were reoccurring characters this mainly focused on Aubrey and Knox and I really had no problem following along. So definitely easy to read as a standalone but I will be checking out some of the other books in the series because this one was just too much fun!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.