Evelyn wakes up hung over in Vegas with a gorgeous guy next to her, and she has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Even worse, there’s a ring on her finger. Of course, she has to take this crazy situation one step further by puking on him. The premise of this story drew me right in. I think my favorite part in the beginning was after she and her mystery husband went their separate ways (he was upset because she didn’t remember anything), and she goes home to Portland, Oregon where she gets the surprise of her life at the airport: Girl, you’re married to a rock star!
Imagine finding that out by way of the paparazzi! What a crazy situation! I loved the set-up of this book.
Okay. Having said that, this book was weird for me. I completely lost interest around 50% even though I loved the beginning and liked the characters. I can’t explain why I set the book down for over a month, but during that time the story haunted me, unlike other books I’ve set aside in the past. Maybe it was because I’d gotten so far into it, or because I kept hearing how amazing it was. So finally I picked it up again, and I’m sooooo glad I did.
Why is this book so good? Two words: sex and chemistry.
Really, it boils down to that. I think the problem for me was that I didn’t feel either by halfway through, but thank God I came back to it! Ev and David are off the charts hot for each other (that’s the sex part), but what really makes this work for me is the way they talk to each other, their back and forth banter and getting-to-know-each-other questions. I was grinning like a fool, and when they tiptoed into hard discussions (i.e. the L word), it brought tears to my eyes. These characters breathed their chemistry onto the metaphorical pages of my kindle.
And when the shit hits the fan–and boy does it ever! Let me tell you, this scene GUTTED me. I wanted to cry for real because I’d already fallen for David at this point too, and I just knew it was a misunderstanding, but all the same, I felt Ev’s pain. She was right for doing what she did. Poor Ev. Poor me!
But David. David, David, David. Don’t underestimate a man bent on getting back what’s his, and the way he went about it was so amazingly awesome. He’s a great character, so real and patient, and even the way he talks distinguishes him from the other guys in the book. I loved all the characters–Ev’s friends and David’s band mates.
The first half of this story drew me in and then fizzled out, but once I finally, FINALLY picked it up again, their love story owned me. 4.5 stars for making me Lick’s bitch! Check it out on Amazon.