I was really excited to learn that Evie, best friend of Aly from Dirty Deeds, was getting her own standalone book. I was more excited when the brooding Drew Maddox was going to be her love interest. You might remember he is the best friend of Aly's fiancé Emmett. I just knew it was going to be an amazing ride.
Drew can be hotheaded, he can be a jerk, but you will definitely know where you stand with him. He makes no apologies for his directness. I feel it is due to the fact that life has thrown him some major curve balls which has made him very cynical. But there is still hope for him yet, there is at least one person he can trust, his best mate Emmett. If he opened up his circle of trust just a little more, there would be an incredible woman for him too.
Evie Larsen has struggled most of her life, and it has made her a battler. Even when the odds are against her, she will strive to be positive and assertive. She takes a major tumble when her long time high school sweetheart ends their relationship. A chance meeting with Drew, and her whole world takes on a very different direction. I loved Evie's tenacity! I loved her believe in the good of people, her trust. I also loved the strong family values she held high, even if she had been pushed to her limits.
The chemistry between these two were off the charts from the very beginning. I admired how Evie held her own going up against Drew's smart mouth. The intensity of their passion was engaging and dynamic. To watch Drew become vulnerable with his heart was so sweet and swoony. It may take him a while to catch up with Evie, but he gets there in the end.
*I am grateful for the early copy provided by the author for an honest review. **Reviewed by Monique for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.
I received an ARC with no obligation to leave my honest review! This is a new author to me and WOW I wished I had been introduced to her sooner!!! Absolutely loved her writing style, it draws you in from the first page, keeps you guessing, makes you swoon, laugh out loud and not want to put it down, I inhaled this book and didn’t want it to end. Even though I’ve not read the previous books in the series (and I will be soon) it didn’t really matter as all the characters and world had such depth that I didn’t realise it was part of a series until I reviewed.
I always enjoy a good enemies to lover tale, because when the banter is done right and there is really good give and take, it makes for some great chemistry and boy did Drew and Evie have that !!!! Drew has the Baseball leagues number 1 Womaniser and Badboy reputation and was extremely cynical to boot! But wow was he smoking hot, like perfection really!! The author didn’t take his cockiness (even though I was a little worried when he referred to himself in the 3rd person) to far, sure he was OTT confident, but he had the stats to back it up lol, thankfully he wasn't a complete jerk, he certainly had his reasons and a softer side to him that few people got to experience.
Evie started off as a bit clingy to her ex (understandable after the long length of their relationship) but once she met Drew, the gloves came off and we got to see the real her, once she ditched her emotional baggage, her ex, we really got to see the strong woman she was!!! Loved her and how she conducted her self in the face of all that jeering and heckling from Drew’s sports fan haters, thought she was perfect with Drew.
The sexy times were so freaking good and frequent but they weren’t repetitious at all and wow were they steamy!! Baseball isn’t something that im familiar with but after the author describes how Drew played etc, I think its something I may have to look into further lol!! Overall an amazing book that I didn’t want to put down and that I highly recommend, I will definitely be checking out what else this author has to offer!!!
Drew and Evie were at odds the first time they meet. But the media put a good spin on it so Drew's agent and friend talks him into dating Evie (under contract) for a few months to clean up his image. It doesn't take much to talk Evie into it (she even refused money). Their 1 rule, no sex or physical contact in private. Which they break pretty quick. A great story about a woman that believes that love make us stronger, and a man that doesn't believe in love at all and doesn't trust anyone. But eventually even the toughest man falls for the right woman. I volunteered for a arc of this book.
Loved this story, it is the best one in the series in my opinion. It’s funny and quirky with two strong leading characters. Drew and Evie had amazing chemistry between them and I loved how Evie and Drew handled her ex and really put him in his place. I’m glad that Evie was able to open Drew’s heart.