Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 132 Pages
A jilted girl…
A wicked boy…
A forbidden kiss…
A happily ever after?
Lacey Ryan’s perfect life was well underway, until her fiancé blindsides her with a betrayal so deep it changes everything. Now her life’s gone to hell, and the only way out may be at the hands of the last person she’d have expected to come to her rescue, Tristan Keys—the deliciously sexy player she’s fantasized about her entire life.
Sure he’s arrogant, cocksure, and frustratingly handsome, but he’s also offering exactly what she needs, a fresh start planning destination weddings. First class flights, the chance to see the world, and maybe a little harmless flirtation while she’s at it. Yes, it’s just what she needs.
Only there’s one glaring problem: Tristan happens to be her brother’s best friend. Which means he is completely off-limits. She knows it, he knows it. It’s completely forbidden. Even though she’s always followed all the rules, suddenly Lacey find herself wanting to break them all. Is he worth the risk? Or will he only break her heart—and possibly her bed springs? There’s only one way to find out, and it’s going to involve a lot of suitcase packing, merlot and chocolate.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Lacey, who goes by several names in the book because everyone is always calling her different little nicknames, is at a crossroads. The night before her wedding she discovers her fiancé has been having an affair, that he’s actually a completely insecure man, and on top of all that she discovers it doesn’t really affect her as much as it should.
What does affect her is running into her brother’s best friend, Tristan. He can distract her like no one has even been able to do before.
“I’ve never been more relieved to see Tristan in my life – surely hell has frozen over.”
With her wedding canceled, Tristan’s lingering kiss on her mind, she’ll delve into new work ventures.
I’m calling Sydney a serial series because it appears each book is a single place and set of events based around that place. It’s like reading a tv series with each book being one episode. And because of that, yes, there’s a cliffhanger ending.
On a side note… It starts with a prologue, which is both past and present events. Then chapter one starts back at the beginning of the story, which is in the past based on the prologue. You don’t catch up with the events from the prologue until you get to the epilogue. It’s strange; I’ve never read a book written like this.
My Favorite Moment: A simple distraction that turns into something forbidden and dangerous. A kiss.
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