This is a spin off from The Pact which I won’t lie, was a huge winner for me, so I was very eager to read this story in which we hear the story of Bram (Linden’s brother) and single mum Nicola (Steph’s friend).
Bram of course is your typical manwhore but with a heart of gold, and he is attracted to Nicola but he doesn’t make a play for her straight away.
“Bram’s the man.”
It’s not until months later when Nicola finds herself in a bind that he makes her an offer – to move into his luxury apartment block for low rent. She really can’t refuse, she needs all her money to pay for her daughters medical bills and so she agrees to be neighbours with the Sexy Scot.
I liked the way they became friends first, there was no rushing into a relationship, but when Bram decided to go for it, he was the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. I really enjoyed it, it was fun and cute and low angst with likeable characters. Especially 5 year old Ava, so adorable! Oh and it’s hot, don’t forget that 😀
Standalone, told in dual POV
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review
When reality starts to fade in a bit, I find myself being walked to the door of my apartment building, my arms draped over both Kayla and Steph. We go up the stairs and now I’m standing in front of my door, wobbling back and forth, trying my hardest to look as sober as possible.
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.