They say opposites attract, but this is just ridiculous.
Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety, there’s no way she can demo her favorite video game at a convention with five thousand other people. Maybe if she brings someone to act as a shield…
But the only person available is the sexy cowboy she can’t stand.
Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his wealthy family’s matchmaking attempts—and life advice—for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs of a shield of his own.
He and Aubry can barely hold down a civil conversation, but in bed…fireworks. And the closer they get to Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually like Aubry.
Now it’s up to him to convince her she might actually like him, too.
I knew from what went on in book one (Foolproof Love) that chances were good that I’d enjoy this one–Quinn and Aubrey were practically jumping out of my ereader as I read, begging for their own story–and thank goodness, it did not disappoint. These two are gold together!
Aubrey–her neuroses have neuroses, she made me feel almost normal–is a video game goddess. Seriously, she has mad skills, and has been invited to demo them at a major convention but can’t even think about going because of her major issues with anxiety and crowds. She gets conned into going with Quinn, though–he’ll be her human shield and she’ll be his date for his sister’s wedding–and OMG, it’s the road trip of her
nightmares dreams. Really hot, sweaty dreams…
The conversation when Quinn finds out she won’t get into an airplane, like, ever? Priceless.
“You would seriously rather spend several days in closed quarters with me than risk a tiny chance that our plane might fall out of the sky in a ball of fire?”
She went paler, if that were even possible. “That’s not funny.”
(The answer is yes. Yes, she would.) Plane crashes, zombie apocalypse, serial killers, ritual sacrifice, mutant crocodiles (mutants of any variety, really, except maybe those affiliated with Professor X–maybe), rooms full of Mexican food diners–Aubrey’s got serious concerns about them all. The more Quinn gets to know her and all of her idiosyncrasies, the better he gets and deflecting her anxiety and the more I fell for the guy. Seriously, about a third of the way in both Aubrey and I were total goners.
Fantastic chemistry, off-the-charts steamy scenes, and the best proposals I’ve read in I don’t know how long made this one my hands-down favorite of the series…and I thought book one was a hard act to follow!
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.