Okay, so even though I already was expecting a great read, it still surprised me because it was a REALLY REALLY REALLY ENJOYABLE read. Damn!! I finished it in one sitting, late into the night. Just couldn’t stop reading!!
I’m just so insanely happy that I got the chance to read an arc of this book, thanks to Megan Green. I’ve been reading her books for some time now and I love her writing so so much. Alexandra Bishop was a new to me author and I’m happy to say I’m hooked to her writing as well after reading this book.
𝗖𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗸 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 /ˈ𝗸𝗮̈𝗸ˌ𝘁𝗲̄𝘇/: 𝗔 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗮𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁.
Six weeks ago I was broke, alone, and about to be homeless.
Six weeks ago I had zero intention of moving back to Winchester, Colorado—aka Mayberry on crack.
Six weeks ago a one-night stand had never crossed my mind.
I threw that all out the window for him. He’s tall, dark, and handsome—with a body made for sin. Hard, fast, and dirty bar bathroom sex has to be experienced at least once, right?
It’s only my luck he’s also my boss and best friend’s older brother.
Barrett Brooks doesn’t believe a woman belongs on a construction site, especially with his company on the line. I’ll prove him wrong—let’s just hope I don’t fall back into bed with him in the process.
This story turned out to be everything I was hoping to get when starting this book; banter and sass, a smoldering hot romance, humor and addictive writing wrapped up into a really fun story line with a fantastic set of characters.
“Snapping my gaze up to where my brother and the woman stand in front of me, I’m met with a set of familiar dark eyes, the deep brown pools boring into mine as her mouth hangs open. I can see the fear, the confusion, the complete and utter shock in them as soon as my own eyes lock with them. Because whatever I’m seeing, I’m sure she’s seeing reflected back at her tenfold. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen these eyes. This isn’t the first time I’ve laid eyes on this woman. And this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve heard a gasp escape her lips. Though the last time I heard it was under very different circumstances, with my cock buried to the hilt in her tight pussy as her nails dug into my shoulders as she came. Monroe Daniels, the newest employee of BrookStone Partners, is none other than my little vixen from the club last night. I see the words flash behind her eyes at the same time they run through my mind. We are so fucked.”
Barrett and Monroe are just such fun characters to read about. And I always love it when I get to read both POV’s in contemporary romance, so that’s a plus as well. I love how strong Monroe is for example, how she became one of the best in her field of work where woman normally aren’t always accepted much; construction work. So this girl knows how to stand her ground,. And at the same time, she still has a softer side that comes out every now and then. I can’t say anything other than that she was just a really awesome character to read about.
Barrett was the perfect counter character to Monroe. The moment these two start their prank-war, they both go all out and it was so much FUN!!! I loved how he reacted to her in every way, all the time. I loved how he had his flaws but how perfect he was overall. He had my heart do funny things in my chest the entire time – sigh.
“Monroe Daniels has turned my damn world on its axis,
and regardless of how wrong I know it is, I can’t bring myself to care.
Because nothing has ever felt this good before. This right.
Then there are some really interesting and fun minor characters who’ll return in next books – couldn’t be happier about them all. They were really great additions to the story, however small their presence was sometimes. I love it when the main characters are well written, but I think the minor characters are so important as well and both authors did an amazing job on them all.
𝚁𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜, 𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚘𝚞𝚝.
𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎!
The romance was so frigging perfect! It was a great combination of best friend romance and boss/employee romance. I love how intense it was right from the start – I really love it when two people have such amazing chemistry right from the start and in this case the insta-lust was so perfectly written down in my opinion. I love how hot and bothered this romance started out, but then simmered down to a steady flame that got the chance to develop into something more and something special, something steadfast. I love how this romance turned into everything I’d want in a romance; it has the best sass and banter between the characters (humor is so important in a relationship in my opinion), it got the right amount of time to develop into a really beautiful and steadfast romance, it was sweet and swoon worthy and it was frigging sexy and intense… It really was everything I could’ve wished for.
I don’t think I really have any remarks to make other than that I haven’t gotten enough of these characters yet: I want more!
This book was just so much fun to read! The writing was really good; it was enthralling and addictive. The characters and their development were really well written down. There’s an amazing set of minor characters present as well who complement the entire story in the best way. It’s laugh out loud funny, sexy, intense and adorable. All of the romance elements you could want for are wrapped into a story that’s so perfectly well balanced out.
I really couldn’t get enough of it. I want more more more. And thankfully we’ll be getting just that! The set up for the next book, about Benton and Scarlett, is looking so promising – I’M SO EXCITED!