It seems my favorite author has another facet. While still possessing smoking moments, this book was more playful and was missing a majority of the dominance I’ve come to expect from her men. Oh Louis had his moments, and I think he’ll get there eventually, but this is a story of a younger couple and how they are struggling with life as well as who they are and what they want.
Louis has it made at first glance but he’s craving something from his career that he’s not getting. And it shows. I liked that he was born with all these privileges and instead goes in the other direction. Commendable or stupid? Time will tell. Roxy had the opposite upbringing and is barely hanging on by her fingernails. But she’s determined and that shows. These two share that personality trait in spades and it draws them together even as it threatens to rip them apart later.
Louis was way more emotionally developed than Roxy and was clued in quicker as to what was happening between them, but he just kept screwing up! And volatile Roxy was quick to put on the brakes when he stepped over her imaginary line. And she was right on several occasions but it became habit and then they would gravitate back towards one another because they couldn’t help themselves. Do I think they walk off into the sunset, never to disagree again? Bloody unlikely but I think they’ll stick together because they belong together.
I had some good chuckles and some breathless moments with this book and was entertained throughout, waiting for the next catastrophe. The story moved along well and I was constantly fascinated at the verbal sparring. I really enjoy this author in all her forms, and look forward to more books in this series and the cosmic mystery that hooks up Louis’ crew with Roxy’s roommates.
College drop-out Roxy Cumberland moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant pink bunny costume…
After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally the Second isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigue him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.
Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC.