In the Cards

When Lindsey Hilliard went on one of her luxurious vacations with her parents while she was a teenager, she had the pleasure of meeting a sexy bartender named Levi Hardy. While trying everything imaginable to flirt and win him over at her young age, Levi wanted nothing to do with her and even rudely told her to leave him alone. Now years later, the same Lindsey he met as a teenager, lives next door to him. He tries everything to keep his distance from her, but once he is involved in a motorcycle accident, Lindsey volunteers to help him through his rough recovery period. Do they get close enough to develop feelings for each other?

I have to be honest and say that this storyline wasn’t what I expected it to be. The blurb grabbed my attention when I first read it, but once I started reading the actual story, I felt disappointed because it just fell flat for me. Right from the start, I felt that Lindsey and Levi were people that I just couldn’t find myself relating to and because of their very different upbringings, I just felt completely disconnected from them and their story. Also, the story moved a bit too slow for me to fully lose myself in as I was hoping to do from reading the interesting blurb. Overall, this was an okay book with mediocre characters telling their story. Sadly, this book just didn’t meet the expectations I had set for it early on.

Book Blurb for In the Cards

Lindsey Hilliard flees her charmed life in New York, searching for answers after her fiancé’s betrayal fills her with self-doubt. Unfortunately, her rented Malibu home is next door to Levi Hardy, the sexy but insufferable man who humiliated her years ago.

Hardened by a grim past he keeps concealed, Levi prefers maintaining a comfortable distance from folks, especially a nosy princess like Lindsey. But then a motorcycle collision brings him to his knees, forcing him to accept her assistance with his recovery. Sparks begin to fly when the woman who doesn’t believe in herself teaches the cynic how to have faith in others. Levi realizes his body will recover, but his heart won’t if Lindsey returns to the ex who wants her back.

In the biggest gamble of his life, Levi teaches her to trust her own voice, and hopes she’ll use it to say good-bye to her past and hello to a future with him.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 3.00