Get ready for a whole lot of emotional whiskey-dick. Hunter hems and haws and we watch his emotions rise and fall without warning while he laments about the loss of his company and the perceived betrayal by Ally.
Thank fuck that Ally is one strong girl who refuses to give up. After a completely legitimate pity party, she is relentless in pursuing the money shot. She’s determined to get Hunter back on track at any cost – even if it throws her pride on the line.
Lila once again makes me laugh and leaves me with a smile. This is a romcom series that has angst, sweetness and plenty of sexy heat. Ally and Hunter are fantastic together when they work as a team and plot how they’re going to remedy the Douchebros’ atrocity of an advertising campaign and put the Knox name back on the lips of the public without leaving a sour taste in their mouths.
Fun, flirty and fiery, Ally is a strong heroine who isn’t afraid to put in the work to get what she wants while Hunter still has the ability to make her knees weak with the flash of a grin. (after he manages to get his head on straight *winkwink*).
Lila works her magic in this final installment, and left me tipsy on their love. 5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
Hunter brought the cold glass bottle to my lips, and I closed my eyes to better appreciate the flavor.
“Mmmmm.” Hints of caramel, a touch of cinnamon, and was that…nutmeg? I licked my lips. “Tastes like autumn.”
“Next,” Hunter said softly. There was a clink as he set down the bottle, and another as he picked the second one up. Then that cool glass was against my warm mouth again, and I shivered as I felt his breath ghost against the back of my neck. I could practically feel the heart radiating off his body behind me. A drop of condensation slipped down the neck of the bottle, rolling down the fevered skin of my neck.
Oh, right, the beer. I took a gulp, hoping the cool liquid would calm my disordered thoughts. No such luck—but it was delicious, strongly hoppy this time, notes of lime and orange and vanilla, with a peppery finish. “Damn, that’s good. It’s like spring!”
“I’m glad you like it,” Hunter murmured. His arm encircled my waist—no, he was just reaching for another bottle, no, that was his other hand, this one was definitely resting on my waist, lightly, just above my hipbone.
I didn’t dare open my eyes, for fear I would find I was only dreaming.
“Another?” Hunter invited.
“Yes please.” My voice was a whisper, hoarse with desire I hoped he couldn’t hear.
And there it came, his gentle hands guiding it to my mouth, the smooth glass with its beads of moisture kissing my skin, and that that ambrosia sliding slowly down my throat: brown sugar and anise and a hint of…chocolate.
“Ooooooh,” I moaned in appreciation. I licked my lips.
And heard a sharp intake of breath from Hunter. “You like that?” he whispered.
“So much,” I replied, feeling the heat in my body gather itself tight and low.
Even with my eyes closed I was vividly aware of how close he was standing to me; I could smell him, hear each breath he took. His hand on my waist seemed to grip a fraction tighter, wrinkling the fabric of my dress—the hand holding the bottle seemed to tremble slightly, I could feel his breath ruffling my hair as he bent closer, those warm lips only inches from—
My eyes burst open and I almost leapt away from him. We didn’t have time for sexual tension! That was what had gotten us into trouble in the first place. My mind fluttered rapidly over possible topics of redirection.
It was difficult. It mostly wanted to think of Hunter shirtless.
Maybe pantsless too.