Miranda got over her attraction to bad boys about the time one of them knocked her up at the age of eighteen. Seth’s mocking gray eyes and military-buff bod, though, are pure and utter temptation. And when a flooded apartment forces her and her twins to move in with him, she can no longer resist the urge to set off some serious fireworks between the sheets.
But give him her heart? No, thank you. Any involvement with Seth will be strictly physical—and temporary. So when Seth decides permanent is what he wants, Miranda must steel her defenses before she does something incredibly foolish…like fall in love.
I liked Seth’s cluelessness about children and his masculine single guy humour –
As the twins began shouting out film titles Seth had never heard of—how was Puss in Boots age-appropriate? It sounded like porn, for chrissake—…
Smothering a sigh, he took her duffel bag and set it aside. “Come on, I’m sure there’s something you want to do. We can watch a movie or go out in the backyard or draw a picture—pick anything you want.”
He could’ve sworn he saw a devilish gleam in her eyes.
“Anything,” he echoed.
“Fine. I wanna play with my dolls and make their hair pretty so they can dance at the recital.”
God help him. …
… “I knew you wouldn’t wanna.” She scowled. “You wouldna be good at it anyway.”
Seth raised a defiant brow, then squatted down so they were at eye level. “Sophie, I’m a United States Navy SEAL. Know what that means?”
She shifted uneasily, then shook her head.
“It means I can do whatever I set my mind on, and if you think I can’t give your dolls some awesome hairstyles, then I’m ready to prove you wrong.”
I enjoyed the humour in this book, for example watching Seth deal with unaccustomed jealousy:-
Seth did not enjoy the way Miranda’s hazel eyes roamed the broad expanse of Dylan’s smooth chest. He glared at his roommate in an unspoken order to go put on a fucking shirt—and pants, damn it—but the guy remained completely unfazed.
Seth didn’t even hesitate. “The rugrats are smart, babe. Smart enough to know that you’re the only parent they need.”“You think my kids are smart?” She sounded astounded.
Discomfort squeezed his throat. “Yeah, sure. Of course they are.”
Miranda continued to stare at him as if he’d just told her he’d won an Olympic gold medal for synchronized swimming or some shit.
What else? A fair part of the book is taken up with Dylan’s growing attraction to Aidan Rhodes. I’ve seen reviews which say that he kind of stole the book and I have some sympathy for that position actually. He leaps off the page and I want to read about him more and more. I’m hoping the next book is about about he and Aidan and I suspect there will be something to do with the brother’s fiance too because in romance novels, isn’t instant dislike of a scorching hot woman code for “I want to bone her”? 😀 Given that Aidan and Dylan both “swing both ways” (their term), I can see a permanent menage in their future… ahem. Sorry, I got distracted there for a moment.
As much as I liked Dylan, I also enjoyed Seth and Miranda’s story. It was, in fact, exactly what I was in the mood for.
Grade: B/B+ (I thought Feeling Hot was a smidge better and I gave that one a B+)
this book sounds yummy, great review! and the cover, love it
@LilyB It is indeed yummy! Have you read Feeling Hot? That has the best straight boy BJ scene ever. (It is also the only straight boy BJ scene I've ever read, but really, why quibble?) 🙂
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