Released: December 2, 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
On the Flap
The gossip mill in the seaside community of Monterey is churning about Chloe Patterson, the newcomer who is starting a sanctuary for rescued pit bulls. It’s rumored that she’s a former beauty queen (true) who ditched her fiancé the morning of their wedding (also true). And that while she’s not looking for a new man, the good-looking local veterinarian has his eye on her. Absolutely, positively true.
When Lucas Campbell isn’t at the family veterinary clinic, he’s paddle boarding in Monterey Bay. Recently single, he’s definitely not in the market for a new relationship, but he still can’t resist taking a second, third, and fourth look at the recent arrival of Miss Golden State.
Neither Lucas nor Chloe has any interest in being tied down. Being tied up, however—now there’s a thought. But are a few Mai Tais, a moonlit night, and the music of Frank Sinatra enough to allow them both to forget their past? Let’s hope Ol’ Blue Eyes knows what he’s doing.
Mix one part tiki, one part kinky, and a splash of old black magic matchmaking, and it’s time to be ... Mai Tai’d Up.
As a local veterinarian, Dr. Lucas Campbell is a compassionate man but is running from troubles of his own. He was left at the alter by his high school sweetheart who happens to be a beauty queen. He’s spent the last few years avoiding dealing with the emotional fallout and instead throwing himself into his work especially with Vet without Borders.
Okay so clearly from the get-go there are bound to be issues with this couple. They both are gun shy from jumping into a relationship even though their immediate chemistry is palpable. Instead, they focus of being friends and spending what time they have before Lucas’s next deployment just hanging out and doing stuff. They do the mundane like cooking dinner and watching movies, but also have adventures like paddle boarding. They’re together nearly nonstop and it’s completely natural. The organic growth is very much a slow burn…it keeps the book simmering until it has to boil over.
There are maybe two handful of authors I’ll fan girl out over. Alice Clayton is definitely one of them. With her books I know without a doubt there will be uncontrolled laughter, a few tears, a moment or two when I want to throw something, and some giggles. I know I’m will love the romance, the buildup, the angst, and with every ending I just want more. More of the couple, more of their future, more happiness…just more. This one is no exception…and she threw in dogs. Seriously, dogs. It put an ideal romance over the top. I fudging loved every single word!
Rating: 5 Stars
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