Yes, that’s right, the book kicking my ass with its awesomeness is by our very own Kickass Chick, Kristi Rose.
Reading books by people you know and love can be a tricky business. Most of all you just want to love the book as much as you love the awesome lady who wrote it. Kristi’s book is a delight. I opened it up Saturday morning and read right through to the end.
What makes it such a delight? I’ll tell you. The book is real. REAL. The people are not perfect, the way they handle themselves is often head shakingly familiar. I loved—LOVED—the way Kristi dealt with the marriages surrounding heroine, Paisley. They weren’t perfect marriages, and the couples went through good and bad stuff, and even some blah stuff in the middle. Hands up who has a perfect marriage?
Is that crickets I hear?
And her hero, Hank—such a guy. In the nicest way a guy can be a guy. I’m not one for chest-thumping Alpha males who are only one step away from the cave. I like my men Alpha, with a soft underbelly, a sense of humor and an ability to see the ridiculous in themselves as well. Kristi delivers a my type of hero in a crushable dollop.
I’m also a sucker for those childhood, waiting-for-the-right-girl-to-wise-up type stories.
Wow, Kristi. Just WOW!
Now that I’m done fangirling…no, wait…okay, I’m done, here’s the official blurb.
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. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, who 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. 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. 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.