Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, second chance romance
At least when it comes to finding Mr. Right.
I'm tired of men that only want one night stands or blind dates that are nothing but awkward and uncomfortable. I'm tired of avoiding inappropriate text messages and the constant disappointment of always meeting Mr. Wrong.
After all these years of dates that lead nowhere, I can admit that it's me. I'm the problem. I'm shy and picky and cursed. Definitely cursed.
So I've decided two things.
The first? I'm giving up dating and relationships and men in general. Maybe, possibly, forever.
The second? I'm going to have to try harder to avoid Ezra Baptiste.
If I couldn't hack it in the kiddy pool of dating, I certainly can't swim in his deep end. He's too successful. Too intense. He's all man when I'm used to nothing but boys pretending to be grownups. He's everything I'm afraid to want and so far out of my league we might as well be different species entirely.
So he'll need to find a different artist to paint his mural. And a different graphic designer to help him with his website. He'll need to find someone else to glare at and flirt with and kiss.
It can't be me.
We're too different.
bookshelves: first-pov, grumpy-hero, sunshine-heroine, previous-abuse, previous-trauma, artist, chef
Read 3 times
I read this book through KU. You don’t need to read book one in the series but I recommend it.
CW – Death of a parent, on page sexual assault (groping), foster care.
“Don’t be fooled by the long game. When you’re serious about a girl, you can’t make your move too quickly. You get her to care about you first, fall for you. Then you take her to bed and show her she can’t live without you.”
Ezra is a man to avoid. A grumpy, shrewd business man with a penchant for naming resteraunts after ex-girlfriends, he isn’t exactly what Molly is looking for a man but, when he offers her a job creating a mural for him, she cannot say no (well, she tries to so he hires her through her boss … he is a bit of an arse).
Molly is a graphic designer who is trying to break through glass ceilings at her work when she lands two major accounts. Trouble is, one is with Ezra and one is with her slimy boss who seems to not understand that he does not own a casting couch (he is awful). She can’t stand Ezra but, with each day she spends with him working on his branding, the more she thinks that maybe he simply doesn’t make the best first impression.
From enemies to lovers, these two are so different you can see how they may attract, but maybe not how they would stick. It becomes very clear very quickly that she considered them enemies in a way he never did … can she stop looking for the other shoe to drop?.
“To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: February 24, 2017 02:39:01 EST Subject: World-Class Menagerie I watched Aladdin. You should have always been Jasmine. Every single time.”
I loved this slow-burn romance. Molly is a ray of sunshine and Ezra is a grumpy arsehole – it becomes obvious that it may be because he doesn’t know how to be anything else. He shows he cares through his actions and he shows Molly over and over who he is … but sometimes she didn’t listen too well. There is so much banter between them that you knew the journey to true love was going to be a fun ride and it truely was.
There is so much angst and feeling in this one … I recommend highly.
Thanks for the review.