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Toni Knox grew up in a very unconventional way. Her father is owner of a night club (they are just outside of Vegas, so the locals are not unfamiliar with this type of thing) and no mother.
Toni's best friend and the guy that was her first, is David Stark.
The book begins with David and Toni having sex (with each other) for the first time, something happens and we find that Toni is so distraught that she attempts suicide - then leaves her home town (and her father) promising never to return.
Fast forward 12 years later. Toni is in a marriage where her husband hasn't attempted to have sex with her for four years. They barely speak and they barely have a relationship anymore. Thankfully there are no kids.
Toni rushes back home due to a major heart stroke that her father has.
In the 12 years that has passed, David was gone and has been back home for a couple of years, helping her father with the night club.
So the relationship between Toni and David pick up immediately. It's not friendly at first.
Okay, I think I gave away enough to get a sense of the story.
I love sarcasm and nutty people. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the banter and the dialogue in this book. It's snarky. It's immature. It's so funny.
So 10 stars for the great bantering. The priest is even funny!
There are some great moments with Toni, when she gets back to the night club to see how things are going (since her dad is in the hospital) - she really shakes things up. It's great fun to read. Go Toni!
The problem is the general plot and the depth of the relationship between Toni and David.
The flashbacks to their childhood are also 10 stars ratings.
They are adorable kids. I have to remember that they are growing up right outside of Vegas, so things may be a little different.
But they grew up BFFs and their childhood memories are vivid and heart-warming.
So when we read about Toni running away from her home town - it is surprising at how close David and Toni were, that she wouldn't attempt to reconcile with him, to try to talk with him about upset she was, or at least see him, punch him in the stomach, THEN leave town. It just didn't fit her profile.
Also, Toni, for how sassy, snarky and strong she is, she cries a lot in this book. I think it was the mechanism used by the author to give David a chance to be the hero, but she just seemed to do it A LOT.
So my 1 star rating is for the relationship. The author doesn't write much about how they grow their relationship as adults. They seem to fall mainly on their past feelings. Yes, David does a lot for Toni (helping in various ways), but he seems to take a back seat to her own growth (with her dad, with her town, with her husband, etc). They banter. They have major sexual tension. They kiss. But there doesn't seem to be any meaningful dialogue on an ongoing basis to show how they fall in love as adults, with such pain in their past. He does explain things, but explaining is different than moving forward with a relationship.
The depth of their current lives together just wasn't a big part of the book.
So that was a big downer for me.
I gave it 4 stars overall because I enjoyed the bantering and the descriptions of various light hearted interactions with people so much that I will definitely read this book again if I need a pick me up.
But if you are looking for a deeper romance, this is not for you.
A light-hearted fun fluffy romance, with some sad moments (but not terribly so), with immature, fun, flirty, silly, witty, sarcastic bantering - this is the book for you.
A nice HEA. (one thing - how do you have sex in a penalty box with a ton of kids on the ice)???
If there is another in a series, I don't want to read it.
So she runs. She takes a full ride scholarship to a place in Indiana and leaves it all behind. She thought she could live a “normal” life, but she realizes that normal just isn’t cutting it. She has a husband that hasn’t touched her in years. And she’s so sexually frustrated!
She gets a call that her father is in the hospital and decides to go back to Las Vegas and to the hometown near it that she has avoided like the plague since she left. That’s when she realizes that she still has the hots for David, but shes married now. Even if she did want to do anything with David she would never break her vows to her husband. Even with David hanging around her more and flirting she knows she still needs to keep it cool. She still has a life in Indiana to go back to. She plans on making it work, no matter how much David tries to flirt with her.
Staying in that small hometown isn’t easy for her, but she makes it work. She fixes up her Dad’s house, helps straighten up his club, and then the shit hits the fan. I couldn’t put this book down! I absolutely loved the chemistry between David and Toni. Want to know how things end? Go grab a copy of her book! Definitely worth it!
I didn't know what to expect from this title. What I found was a well thought out story that starts with memories of when they were both vulnerable to give the reader a better insight into these characters more than the usual backstory. I liked Toni. She had a great sense of humor and had become strong and successful in her field despite living in a loveless marriage. It would be easy not to like a woman chasing jock like David but this author has written him in a way that gives him as many good points as well as his past flaws. The banter between them is hilarious and has more than enough desire, humor and a little pain that makes up a great love story.
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