If you’re planning on falling in love…
When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.
you’d better be sure…
Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.
… someone is there to catch you.
Both guarded and vulnerable, Sophie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.
Source: finished copy courtesy of publisher, Harper Collins/Avon. Thank You!
I have been on record multiple times proclaiming Jill Shalvis my favorite contemporary romance author. Her books never fail to bring a smile to my face and also make me blush. Caleb and Sadie are in a sort of opposites attract situation, because they couldn’t look more different on paper. But their antagonistic relationship revolves around a secret attraction and those types of relationships are always fun to watch evolve.
The catalyst of their relationship is a homeless dog. They both fall hard for the three-legged animal and feel the need to ensure it’s safe and protected, so they trade her off back and forth, thus leading to feelings and feelings. I adored everything about this book. Caleb and Sadie getting to know one another and Sadie realizing that Caleb is different than what she expected, and their similar backgrounds, really made for a satisfying romance.
She shook her head.
“Look at me. Please?”
It was the damn please that had her opening her eyes. He’d closed the gap so that if she so much as took a breath, they’d be touching.
So she did just that. She took a deep breath, and then their bodies were up against each other, his warm and hard. Everywhere. “What’s happening?” she whispered.
“I believe you’re deciding between kicking me in the nuts and kissing me.” One side of his mouth curved very slightly as he lifted their still joined hands above her head, against the wall.
“But that last part might just be in my dreams.”
“Yes,” she whispered.
“Yes, it’s just in my dreams?”
She meant to say yes again, she really did.
She even opened her mouth to say it, because this was insane, this incredible . . . craving she had for him. It made no sense. Less than no sense, and yet . . .
She went up on tiptoe and touched her mouth to his.
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