Miller and Ally have been best friends for years--after Ally showed that arcade game whose boss impressing Miller in the process. Ally was scared to become another notch of the former rock star's belt. Instead, she friendzoned Miller. Besides, Ally needed to focus on taking care of her niece after her sister's death. Ally needs to find a supplemental income now that her brother is moving his newly formed family to Boston for new job opportunity. Ally and her brother has been making kitsch videos and posting them to Youtube--making them a small profit. Miller was one third of the teen heartthrob trio--Heartbreakers. Since the band broke up after Campbell's wife died, Miller has been craving something more. He has tried to fulfill that with numerous new activities from remote control boat racing to video game competitions. Nothing is working. Finally, Miller takes Campbell's advice to start a duo with a female singer. During the auditions, they find the perfect fit for Miller. Miller is shell-shocked that it's his sweet best friend in a sexy as hell outfit that should be illegal.
I cried, laughed, was angered, and disgusted--disgusted by the actions of the characters. Ok, two characters in particular. I do think that I would have had a better understanding of the characters had I read the previous four books--which are now in my Amazon list. Some of the content was a bit difficult to read--the details from Clara's abusive marriage and the things her husband did to her. But these horrific events shaped Clara into the strong and independent woman that she is. I did have to walk away from the book a few times when some of those scenes were particularly graphic or when children are involved. It was gratifying to see how much Clara changed and became a stronger woman. In the end, she stood up for herself and the children. Something that not every abuse victim is able to do. Clara is a woman trapped. For years she was trapped in an abusive marriage to Colin with her two little boys. She did everything to protect her angelic boys from their father. She made sure that she took all of Colin's anger. Finally, she was able to leave and live into a battered women's shelter. The shelter saved her life. Saved her boys.
Book 7--For the Love of a Good Woman Series. The final installment in this series completely wrecked me. It took me awhile to come to grips with the ending. I'm not going to give any spoilers, but it doesn't have a happily ever after ending that most romance novels have. Ryan has been craving what …
Benjamin "Benny" Perry is a fun loving guy--the life of the party kind of personality. Maybe too much partying. He was forced into rehab by Wolves' management. Now, he is all about clean living. He attends meeting with former quarterback Tettersaw. Benny only has two addictions left--donuts and women. He's trying to get to womanizing under control--really. He's doing better. But being such an outgoing and friendly personality makes things difficult especially since he's part of the leading starting line with Brent Oliver and Nolan Solvenson. And he's incredibly good-looking. He can't help it if women flock to him. He meets Eliza. The redheaded beauty, he is instantly attracted to. She's even more enticing once Benny find out that Eliza is coach's daughter. Coach has been riding his ass lately for crap the other guys get by with. Why is the man so much harder on him than anyone else? It pisses him off. What better way to get back at him than bedding his daughter?
Lainey Shelbourne is a fiesty, determined woman, who knows what she wants. For awhile, it was just having a few flirtations and hook-ups while she finished her degree. One serious hook-up with a hot right wing hockey player from Vegas. Every time they where in Minnesota, they would get together. But when it came to becoming serious...well, let's just say that a certain right winger became a ghost. He broke up with her right after a hook up on the team bus when she asked for more. Now, she is living with her sister and her soon-to-be brother-in-law, Brent Oliver. She can only take so many spa days and lunches with her sister before she's going to claw someone's eyes out--namely her beloved sister's. She takes a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the many casinos in Vegas. Her "uniform" makes Nolan a bit uncomfortable. She secretly loved it. Why not show him what he passed up on--until they have sex in her room minutes after walking in the door. That's when she decides that she's going to friend-zone Nolan. Hopefully, she can hold out. Lord he looks gorgeous on the ice. Even better when they are sitting by his pool. If they can learn to build a friendship, they can build a lasting relationship together. Right?
Addison Sinclair has been a single mother for the last four years when her ex-Dan decided he didn't love her anymore. Dan has been extremely hands off when it comes to helping with Mason even when Mason gets in trouble with the law and is suspended from school. Addy decides to move to Lexington where her little brother owns the bar Country Road. She spends her first New Years at his bar mesmerized by the handsome Landon who dances and kisses her at midnight. It is a magical night. Thank God she came to her senses before she was too caught up in the fantasy especially since Landon is so much younger than her. He is a few years younger than her brother! There is no way that she can start a relationship with someone that much younger than her. I mean, it is eight years! Landon makes it really hard to resist him when he's so caring to her son. He fulfills the role of father without a second thought. Is she really ready to start a new family with Landon and Mason? Mason even calls Landon her boyfriend...why can't she catch up to how her two men feel about her and each other?