This is a contemporary romance that starts off awkward, funny with lots of sexy scenes, and delves in a bit deeper as Mark and Crystal must face their personal issues in order to move on from the past. Crystal, Ella’s sister, had been bullied by her mother for years, now for having divorced her husband. Mark has issues with his parents as well. That changed a lot for me. In dealing with their parents, they both bond and develop beyond a sexy, romantic couple to what it really means to have each other’s back and be in a relationship.
This has one of the most embarrassing beginning scenes with Crystal getting sick all over Mark’s shoes. Mark is the playboy who never goes beyond a one-nighter. But he plays nurse to Crystal during the weekend. It awakens a hunger for something more inside of him. She is ready to discover her sexy side. She keeps saying naughty things aloud! And Mark can’t seem to let her go.
“Flittering” and DeStudo are some of the fun terms I learned in this new addition to the sexy, touching Danvers series. Flittering, flirting on Twitter using #Angel, was a fun, creative way for them to flirt. I loved the quotes! DeStudo is the name the ladies at Danvers International call Mark DeSanto behind his back. Those were some silly, fun touches that keep this book fresh and hip.
I also enjoyed the secondary characters. Denny, Mark’s cousin, is wonderful. He kept Mark on his toes and had me laughing a few times. Then there are the Danvers series women, who are supportive of each other and hilarious whenever they get together.
I liked Mark; he is given the nickname Mr. Big from the Sex and the City show. Unfortunately, I am Team Aidan, and thought Mr. Big was a jerk. So, that was a bit of a turn-off for me. However, that might be a plus for someone else.
Note: I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. This is my honest opinion of this book. I have read all of the other books in the Danvers series and had 1-clicked most of them.
About the Author
Sydney Landon is the New York Times & USA Today Best Selling author of the Danvers series: Weekends Required, Not Planning on You, Fall For Me, Fighting For You, Betting on You, No Denying You, Always Loving You, Watch Over Me, and The One for Me; and the Pierced series: Pierced, Fractured, Mended (Lucian & Lia trilogy), and Rose. Sydney is currently working on the next book in the Danvers’ Series as well as the Pierced Series. When she isn’t writing, Sydney enjoys reading, swimming and the beach. She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina.