A new standalone, sexy, romantic comedy! Meet Trystan Montgomery. Suit monkey, commitment-phobic serial dater. No more than three dates, unless he hasn't ... you know.
What a disaster! I only just made my flight to New York to help my uncle, and the phone I’m holding is not mine! It seems to belong to some commitment-phobic serial dater who’s never made it past four dates (according to the constant notifications he's getting from his fake dating profile...) And worse? I have a sinking feeling it’s that hot suit-monkey with the arctic grey eyes I just had a run-in with at the airport. Somehow I have to persuade him not to get a new phone until I get back. My whole life is on that phone. It’s only a few days. Surely we can handle it.
This is a joke, right? My life could not get more f*cked up. I’m in the middle of selling my company and on my way to a funeral and that hot mess hippie-chick stole my freaking phone. I’m not sure how she convinced me not to immediately walk into a smart phone store and get a new one, but now she’s going to have to play stand in and distract me while I deal with my long-avoided and estranged family. I don’t have my dating apps after all, and frankly she’s pretty funny. And sexy. And why can’t I stop texting her? And now we’re talking. And … look, I’ll admit that I usually run for the hills the morning after, but the morning after phone sex? That’s not really real, right?
While I enjoyed this book overall, I fear that my anticipation over-hyped it for me. There was a lot of really great chemistry between Emmy and Trystan, but I didn’t feel or understand the development of their relationship. It seemed to progress from lust to real feelings quickly and seemingly out of nowhere.
There wasn’t nearly as much character growth as I would have hoped for. Trystan, especially, had the opportunity to show real growth. Instead, it seemed more like a switch was flipped than he did any actual growing. One day he was content to hook up, the next he was ready for a serious relationship. I actually found the change of heart for both characters to be a bit lacking. Neither of them seemed to need much coaxing. There was a lot of build-up around “will they or won’t they?”, only to be sort of let down. It just seemed too easy. Is that making any sense?
My other issue is that it ended rather abruptly. I think I just expected a bit more, and maybe that was my issue. Overall, it was an enjoyable book. It’s definitely a sexy book, and the characters have a ton of chemistry, which I think is why I wanted more. They were so combustive at times, and the climax felt more like a sizzle.
It’s a very easy read; it reads very quickly and is one that you can come back to again and again or read in a single sitting. I recommend it if you’re in the market for a good beach read or something light.