The author of Just Say Yes is back with another sweet and sultry Strictly Business novel about working hard and falling harder into an unexpected romance…
Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule…
Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction.
Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit.
Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good…
So, this is the third book in the Strictly Business series and I must say I kinda liked it. It’s funny, it’s sexy, and it’s full of some kick ass banter. Not to mention some pretty funny main characters!
Cass is all kinds of cray cray! She blurts shit out without thinking of the consequenses. I’m pretty sure this whole story could have been avoided if Cass woulda just kept her mouth shut… but where’s the fun in that, right? Well Cass is dead set on being single, staying single, and dying single… Until… she sticks her foot in her mouth and puts herself in a situation she only thinks is temporary. Yeah right!
Alex is a single Dad whose marriage ended because he made the wrong choices when it came to family or work. He’s adamant about not making the same mistake again, but with a demanding job and a daughter who needs him, Alex find himself at the mercy of Cass and her crazy ways. Trust me, it’s really not that bad!
The supporting characters are pretty much the same people we’ve already read about in previous books but still pretty cool to see them again. We get to meet Alex’s ex-wife, Tessa who you’d think would be the bitch on wheels most ex’s are, but nope… she’s actually pretty cool and seems to be up for sharing parenting with Alex and Cass.
So, this is the third in the series and definitely a nice addition, just not my fave. The pacing is pretty good, the storyline ok, but I found not enough tension in the middle to make the climax anything special. I still liked it, but didn’t love it. For me it was just ok.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
They live with their husbands and kids in a suburb of Philadelphia. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.
Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”
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