Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 21, 2019
Back with the Bailey’s where family means everything and you better duck when passing by a jilted bride.
In book one, Lessons From a One Night Stand, left my mind blown with out much I fell in love with this family. We meet Brooklyn in book one and we know her older brother Austin doesn’t really care for her fiancee. With good reason as right before their wedding, he sends her a text telling her it is off. Strapped to a lease on an apartment she can’t afford on her own, a wedding that never happened and a family who cares, but needs to leave you alone, Brooklyn does what any healthy jilted bride would do: throw his shit out the window or door. Unlucky for her she hits her new neighbor, Wyatt upside his head with a book.
Wyatt’s new to town as he father has decided he needs to start at the bottom of the hotel business and prove he is ready to take over a chain of hotels. With a year’s lease on a new apartment, he isn’t expecting to get beaned upside the head on day one. His worst nightmare is getting married so seeing as how the bride threw it at him, he is a little wary. But once Grandma Dori gets a hold of him, all bets are off on him falling in love where he doesn’t want to be involved.
Wyatt though turns into a caring man where you thought there was a cold one. He keeps Brooklyn’s secrets, brings her food and encourages her to start her oil business when her ex only made her hide it away. He knows he is her boss, and should keep her at arms length. Brooklyn though has a sweet innocent charm that keeps him coming back for more.
The complexity of Wyatt and his father constantly hound his side of the story. With feelings of being a fuck up, he doesn’t feel he can commit to any woman. Nothing he does is right or good enough, but Brooklyn makes him feel like he can. Brooklyn for her part just wanted to be loved and she thought she had that. Now she is unsure and her confidence blow even with a family that holds up their own.
The two make a cute couple. Young with their entire lives ahead of them. Hard decisions to be made, people to hurt, people to love and futures to be forged. It was a complex story that had me loving a rich boy who wasn’t a snob and a much loved girl who wanted to share that love. Sexy, while also making the gossip column, this had me coming back for more.
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