Wednesday again, already? Yay! You know that makes it time for What I Wrote Wednesday. Today, my guest is Kristi Rose an amazing writer I've gotten to know fairly well lately. Like the woman herself, Kristi's writing style is quick, witty and extremely well thought out. This is a woman who knows how to string words together to make you want more. See my review of The Girl He Knows after your read the snippet of her soon to be released short story in her Coming Home series, Reason To Stay
Being here was nothing like she’d feared.
What had she expected? She wasn’t sure. Would it be awkward? Yes. Did she feel like a stranger? Absolutely. Was there a heavy weight of guilt pressing down on her? Without a doubt.
She’d never imagined she’d want to be here; she’d worked so hard to get out and stay away. But being near Evie filled her with a sense of familiarity that was good and comfortable. Trouble was, she didn’t know if she’d be welcomed by anyone other than her sister.
She should have come back before today. Even for a short visit.
She discarded that idea as quickly as she’d had it. Coming home at any point until now would have been stupid.
Love A Book That Starts Off With A Bang!
Literally. Paisley wakes up naked and a little hung over in the bed of her best friend's brother, Hank. Hank is just home from an overseas assignment, and they went out on the town together the night before. He's equally as naked and his mother is knocking on the door to get him to come to breakfast. Imagine the mortification.
The story centers around Hank and Paisley who try to resist each other, but find the task impossible. Paisley is fresh off a divorce and doesn't want her best friend to know she's broken the BFF code of don't hook up with said friend's brother. But I have to say, I might consider breaking that girl-rule. Rugged on the outside with a gooey candy center, Hank is definitely book boyfriend material. Paisley jumps at the chance he offers for a 'no-strings-attached' fling. In spited of her desire to spread her dating wings and see other men, she finds herself falling for Hank.
The cast of characters Kristi Rose created for this first novel in her series is deep, varied and dealing with troubles just like everyone else. No one is perfect, or has the perfect marriage, or children, or job. Everyone has flaws, including Hank, the perfect on the surface love interest.
This book is well written, heart warming, soul searching and snarky, witty fun. I enjoyed it from the first page to the last.
For that reason, I give it Five Happy Sunflowers.
Contemporary Romance/Chick lit/ RomCom
Lyrical Press/Kensington Books
ISBN 13: 9781616505608
Release date: August 18, 2014
First book in No Strings Attached Series
She wants one night, he wants forever.
Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. Especially since Paisley missed all those opportunities in college, when she was too busy supporting her no good, thankfully now, ex-husband. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, a guy she’s known her entire life.
Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code, and from his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment. Two things Paisley has had enough of.
When Hank presents a “no strings attached” offer, it’s too good to be true. She can enjoy him while still embracing being single. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.
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Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. Today, as a proud military wife and mother of two, she’s been lucky enough to travel the world. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story. That’s what Kristi likes to write about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.
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