By Kendall Ryan
Release Day: April 23
It all started with a sexy selfie.
Texted to the wrong number.
Not my finest moment—but I have nothing to be ashamed of.
She thought I was no better, and I quote, than the knuckle-dragging douche-bags she was never dating again.
It was a stupid dare from a girl I’d met online, but since she’d given me a fake number, I didn’t feel bad that my interests were suddenly focused elsewhere—on the fiery and sharp-tongued, Peyton that I found myself sparring with over text for the rest of the evening.
The following day, my case of mistaken identity came back to bite me in the banana.
When I strolled into the office, I was introduced to Peyton as the new client I needed to win over. The Peyton , in case you’re not tracking.
And let’s just say she had my full attention.
Beauty? Oh yeah.
And the best part? She hated me on sight.
Dear God, do I love a challenge.
Let the games begin.
Such a fun read!
I absolutely loved the premise of this one–knowing what it was, the title made my inner fourteen-year-old giggle inappropriately every time I read it. Of course the fake number Josh was given happened to be for the cell number of the woman he had a business meeting with the next day–who else’s would it have been? (Though, really–when a woman on a dating app gives you her cell phone #, is she really asking for a dick pic? That seems like skipping a few dozen steps. I freely admit that could just be my rather naive opinion, though, never having used one.)
I enjoyed Peyton and Josh’s growing (pun intended) relationship, and all of the backsliding they did on their quest to keep it “professional” (spoiler alert–they had quite a bit of trouble in that area). I absolutely adored Peyton’s Gram–OMG, that woman was a hoot! There were many, many LOL moments throughout, and almost as many swoon-worthy ones–such a fun read!
The only part of the book that had me shaking my head in frustration was the whole black moment (more like black week and a half) portion. I really don’t get what Josh was thinking there–would a quick heads-up text/email/phone call about why he was acting that way have been too much to ask? It sure as heck would have been a lot more “professional” than what actually happened. Sure, he made up for it–eventually–and there’s an adorably satisfying HEA at the end–but it just seemed he was unbelievably obtuse for a larger percentage of the book than was absolutely necessary. I guess it had to counterbalance all of the cute sexiness that cam before it, but…
Gah. I just wanted to smack him upside the head for a good chunk of time there.
Still, this was a super fun read, and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Ryan has for us next 🙂
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
A New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen
titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been
translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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