Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hotness Factor: Fiery Kisses Meets Intense Sweetness
Book Length (Est.): 199 Pages
“Anyone but Alex” is the third of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Sort of. Barrett and Fitz are officially off the market, Alex has sampled every piece of available ass from Rittenhouse Square to the Liberty Bell, Stratton can’t seem to see what’s right in front of him, and don’t even get me started on Alex Pettyfer look-alike, Weston…)
Alex English, the well-known man whore of the country club set, has always preferred to play the field, eschewing a chance with Miss Right for a satisfying quickie with Miss Right-Now. But after seeing his two older brothers take the plunge, something has been aching inside of Alex, and no amount of casual sex seems to fill the void in his heart.
Jessica Winslow, whose older brothers are best friends with the English brothers, has returned home from a fifteen-year stay in England, only to find herself face-to-face with her childhood crush, Alex English, on her first night home. She’s heard all the rumors, but Jessie remembers the older boy who was so kind to her as a child, and can’t help reaching out to Alex in friendship.
Between disapproving brothers, scheming exes, and the biggest business deal of English & Sons’ illustrious history, Alex and Jessie’s budding romance is going to be put to the test. The question is…will it be strong enough to be their happily-ever-after?
*I received an ARC of this book free from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*
Alex is the bad boy of the English men. He’s a womanizing, different woman every night, love ’em and leave ’em kind of man. Everyone even calls him “The Professor” because he could school any man on how to get and what to do with a woman. But lately something is missing. He used to get a thrill out of hearing a woman scream his name, now he’s just glad when it’s over. Of course that was the old Alex…the moment he laid eyes on Jessica everything changed in him. He just wasn’t entirely sure what he was doing. Wanting to belong to someone and have her belong to him was new territory.
“For the first time Alex could remember, sex on its own wasn’t enough. He wanted – no, he needed – something more.”
Jessica is the youngest and she has four very protective older brothers who all know Alex’s reputation. Hell they even work with him and hang out on occasion! But when it comes to their baby sister they want her to stay far far away from Alex.
“Alex,” warned Cam with genuine menace, making Alex’s neck snap back up. “If you don’t stop checking out my little sister, God help me, it’ll be the last thing you ever do.”
Ever since she was a kid Jessica has looked up to Alex. Even though he was older he was always there for her, letting her be on his team, letting her come in when no other girls were allowed, being there for her when her father died, and ever since she could remember she’s always looked up at him with love and adoration. Now she’s all grown up and back in town and the moment their eyes met she realized she still sees all the same things she did when she was a little girl. His reputation be damned! She could care less… Or well she’ll try to care less.
“She wanted him like a heroine wants a hero, like a lover wants her beloved, like a woman wants a man – she wanted his heart and his soul and his body.”
When two people cannot take their eyes off of each other everyone will see what they themselves eventually will. Anyone But Alex is a story about breaking habits and following your heart even when it scares the hell out of you. It’s filled with an intense sweetness that will bring a smile to your heart.
One of my favorite parts about this series is that you don’t lose the other English brothers that you’ve grown to love. You still get to follow the wedding plans and pregnancy fun. And I absolutely cannot wait for Stratton’s story! Katy Regnery you’ve went and done it again. You won me over with The Vixen and The Vet and completely captured me with the English Brothers.
My Favorite Moment: I loved it when Alex and Stratton meet Cameron and Chris for squash. I laughed so hard when Stratton left after being in the room for like two seconds and held my breath as the conversation between Alex and Jessica’s brothers escalated.
“Do you think I have a death wish? Hell no, I’m not playing squash with you and the Winslow’s. What do you think I am? Crazy?”
Alex grimaced at Stratton over his desk, “Please Strat? They want to play doubles.”
“They want to play ‘Kill Alex’. Just Cancel.”
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