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My best friend is married.
Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me.
I like my life the way it is. Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.
Of course I say yes.
What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.
Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.
Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk.
He always has to be the life of the party.
He’s also arrogant.
And a playboy.
I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.
Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.
Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice.
Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.
But after two weeks what I didn’t expect is that I’d been wrong about him.
That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.
That his arrogance is actually confidence.
And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.
So yes, I’ve misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although there are times I still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.
And I want more of him.
The question is—does he want more of me?
Never, ever judge a book by its cover. This is a lesson Tess Winters will have to learn the hard way.
Tess has moved back to her native Chicago after a bad break up that left her without a relationship or a job in New York. Now she’s finally got her own place and is working on an affordable location for her own business, but the next thing in her schedule is babysitting her 3 year-old godson while his parents go on their long waited honeymoon. Unbeknownst to Tess, the husband has enlisted the help his best friend to “co-babysit” with her. The issue here is that Tess and Nick Carrington don’t really get along and there’s no way they can survive 2 weeks under the same roof.
A few naked run-ins, a weekend inside due to a snow storm, a dishonest business competitor and some very hot sex scenes will make this story a nice romance with a hint of danger.
This book was really beyond all my expectations. Ms. Karr has a fun way of bringing her characters to life and Nick, Tess and their friends are no exception. I fell in love with Nick on sight, his personality was very appealing to me and I liked his relationship with Tess and the way it developed. They both have their past demons from issues at a young age to past relationships, but they also find the way to approach what comes their way. Once two people at odds with one another, they will find out they perfectly complement each other.
Another thing I enjoyed was the dynamics with their friends and I definitely want to be like Fiona if I ever grow up. Can’t really wait to read Jace’s story.
4 Book Corner Stars
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*
Will be available on Kindle Unlimited!
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Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.
She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions--writing.
Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim's oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn't need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented--a Kindle.
Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.
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