by Regina Kyle
Publisher: Harlequin Dare
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Reviewed by PJ
I knew I was in trouble the moment millionaire Jake Lawson walked through the door of his swanky Tribeca loft. The definition of tall, dark and handsome, he’s hired me to take care of his parents’ Irish wolfhound. But one game of strip Scrabble later and we’re taking care of each other all night long…
Starting my concierge business was my way out of the rat race I ran as a lawyer until it cost me my fiancé. And Jake is a full-on workaholic, certain his high-end nightclub will fall apart if he loses focus for a second. We couldn’t be more different. But the chemistry between us is off the charts!
From drag-queen karaoke to movies at Hudson River Park, I’m showing Jake how to lighten up and enjoy everything New York City has to offer. But I can’t help wondering if blowing each other’s minds in bed is enough to make up for our different values. Can Jake step away from his smartphone long enough to give us a chance?
Laugh out loud humor, witty banter, and scorch the sheets sexual chemistry kept me flipping the pages of this fun and fast-paced, contemporary romance. Kyle has created two realistically flawed main characters who need to learn the art of balance in their lives and compromise in their relationships. It took me a bit to warm up to them, and the first person narrative in alternating perspectives, but once I did, the story flowed and I was in this couple's corner all the way. I loved the dirty talk, the fun adventures (Strip Scrabble - who knew!), and the sweet, emotional feelings that surprise both of them. Jake's grand gesture is one of my all-time favorites and, along with Ainsley's acceptance of her contributions to their relationship obstacles, more than convinced me that these two have what it takes to create a hot and happy lifetime together.