Series: Summer Love #2
~Blurb~Free-spirited beach-dweller looking to Switch lives with outgoing urbanite.
Sense of adventure mandatory.
One email away from a total meltdown, I'm desperate to escape New York. Using Switch-a website designed to help strangers swap homes for the summer-I slip out of my stilettos and into a string bikini. But of all the beaches in all the world, Blake Wilde just had to show up on mine. He's hot. Scorching hot. And he's been strictly off-limits for as long as I can remember.
To hell with that. New life? New rules.
I know something this good can't be made to last. But for three sizzling weeks, I can pretend there won't be consequences, recriminations, or regret... And that somehow our growing connection can be more than just a summer fling.
New Yorker Melanie Walker isn’t usually one to take chances or let loose. But she’s in big need of a vacation and stressed out enough to house switch with a complete stranger in Florida. Only there can she finally feel free to indulge in nude beaches and her brother’s best friend, Blake Wilde.
“‘Nude beaches are sexier for women. When your parts get cold, they tighten up, get more interesting. When our parts get cold, they try to crawl up our asses to keep warm and we look like Ken dolls.’”
Mel has always had a crush on Blake, and now that Blake is seeing Mel in a new light, it doesn’t take long for their friendship to turn to lovers in the sunshine state. Told via their alternating first person POV, this is a light-hearted, feel-good story about finding your true self and happiness. There’s pleasantly zero OW/OM drama. It’s just a fun vacation journey of two people falling in love and having plenty of sexy times.
“‘I’m going to fuck you. Hard. Hard enough that you feel it for days. And every time the turbulence jostles you in your seat on your flight home, I want you to think of me and remember why you’re sore. I want you worn out. Exhausted. Your throat raw from screaming my name.’”
Blake was a total great guy! So many brother’s best friend tropes drag out unnecessary sexist drama, but thankfully that didn’t happen here. Blake knew their relationship could put their family ties at risk, but he kept that in perspective and went after what he wanted. Mel annoyed me with her insecurities in a few places, but I was happy how things worked out in the end. I definitely think Shelby’s life would make a great story so I hope we get a future book with her and Mel’s brother.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley well in advance of release. There were some major formatting issues in that copy that made reading difficult in certain places, but from glancing at the sample on Amazon those issues appear to have been fixed for the final publication.