- File Size: 4596 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1773390406
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evernight Publishing (October 16, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M25WE6V
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,778,712 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The dating abyss: building a profile and setting up her profile on a website featuring male escorts, Charlotte pushed Jane to make one date during her upcoming business trip. Spotting Ryan on the site was the bonus, and a few glasses (or bottle –who’s counting) of wine later, and the plans were set.
Ryan worked for The Cowboys site to build his own slush fund for his dream of a restaurant. Now refusing to take calls from the owner, he’s made The Vine a success, and isn’t interested in the lifestyle of an escort, even for an unbelievable amount of money. But, he agrees after seeing Jane’s photo – and we are off.
These two are adorable together: with a touch of miscommunication and a healthy dose of interference from his sister and her ex-husband, their paths mightn’t have crossed again but for Jane’s return to celebrate a national deal for her client in the city. What was thought (on both sides) to be simple infatuation soon had them facing the real truth of love and forever. With a few instances of revelations for themselves and others, the story works a gentle path to happy ever after.
Using family dynamics, a bit of tequila and more than a few instant (and incorrect) assumptions, there is plenty of bite in the story to keep you engaged, al while rooting for Jane. While she is often a bit too willing to assume blame for my tastes, this is balanced with Ryan’s take charge and logical side that provides a version of herself she never does see. Reinforced by the mea culpa from her ex-husband, a heart-to-heart with Ryan’s sister Maya and one wonderful nurse in the NICU, the growth and development of the characters moves nicely from beginning to end.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Not typically one to read a book in third person POV, this was surprisingly smooth in text. I found that it read more like a first person/dual POV and therefore giving a sense of self and realism as I turned each page.
Truly, I got lost in this book. It was one of those stories where as soon as I started reading, the world around me just melted away and all that I pictured was the words unfolding into a beautiful second-chance love story where a woman who thought she had nothing left to give the world around her finds she's more than she ever imagined...to the right man.
"She's not even in your league."
And if taken at face value, Jane Keegan is in a league all her own.
"Confidence radiated from the woman in the mirror. After years of feeling not quite good enough, it was a rush to know she was not only good enough but was also wanted by a sexy-as-sin man who was willing to wait all night for her."
Now, I can't discount Ryan Zeigler either...that man is exactly what every woman would want in a man. Forget the past, and the entire reason they met in the first place...Ryan is genuinely amazing and despite the age gap, he's mature and knows exactly what he wants.
"I want you, and I want to be tied down to you. God, that sounds sexy. I want to make this work." He tipped his forehead to hers. "Will you try?"
Huge kudos to Appet for her beautiful style and ability to make a book I was worried about reading (because third-person POV is dreadful) into a story that I will recommend to my friends. I look forward to reading more from her.
Jane is newly divorced, has an empty nest and is need for some fun in her boring life. Ryan has decided his restaurant is going to survive on it's own, and puts his spurs away. No longer the "man for hire" he's moving forward in his life. Although it seems he's caring for others way more than he is caring about his. In walks Jane, one last chance for him to wear his spurs, but those don't even get a dance. Jane & Ryan hit it off the way we all wish our "first dates" hit it off. They decide mutually to have a fun weekend together. In San Antonio. On the Riverwalk. Hearts fly.