“Wardrobe malfunction” doesn’t begin to cover it.
With a rip louder than the “I dos,” Hayley’s hideous bile-yellow bridesmaid dress explodes. She’s always had enviable curves, but nearly naked wasn’t quite the look she’d been going for at her ex’s wedding.
She’s rushed from the altar under the best man’s designer tux jacket. Hayley’s expecting a blast of icy disapproval from sexy, sophisticated Niccolò Rossi—his usual reaction to anything she does. What she gets is a kiss that nearly melts what’s left of her polyester nightmare gown.
It’s impossible on a million levels. Exuberant engineer Hayley and buttoned-up lawyer Nico have never seen eye to eye—but skin to skin? Oh, mio…. So when Nico shows up at her flat on Christmas Day to give her a fabulous gift—himself—Hayley’s delighted to do the unwrapping. But it’s just a holiday fling. By New Year’s Day, she’ll come back to her senses…unless Nico’s sensual skills tear away all her resolve.
I can only blame myself for the meh feeling that I have right now. I’ve known for a while that me and romance – contemporary at the very least – are on the outs. I keep trying, because I love the genre, but I probably need a good long (longer than the last year) break from it. Then there’s the fact that this is a novella; always a harder sell for me.
Thankfully, this novella doesn’t try to sell me the Happily-Ever-After, instead going for the much more believable Happy-For-Now. I definitely believe that Hayley and ….Nico (damn, almost forgot his name) are going to have a great relationship and move forward. Maybe they’ll make it, maybe they won’t, but they’re perfect for each other right now – and because I love my happy endings, I imagine that they will.
I’m pretty much over sex-scenes, too, unless they really draw me in, and end up skimming them. Because this is what it is (and I knew that going in) sex is a good 60% of the book. I skimmed a lot.
Definitely not a bad book, and I like the way Sarah Morgan writes very much so I’ll be checking more out by her in the future…when I’m over this romance malaise.