Theo MacLeod wasn’t supposed to be the one.
Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn’t have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend.
He wasn’t supposed to kiss me.
My heart wasn’t supposed to pound.
We weren’t supposed to spend the night together—the hottest night of my life.
One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can’t cool the fire between us. I can’t get enough—of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.
We’re nothing alike. He’s a daredevil, and I’m a nervous Nellie. He’s a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He’s an opportunist with a checkered past, and I’m a Girl Scout volunteer.
But none of it matters when I’m in his arms.
I know he’s made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn’t trust easily. I know he doesn’t believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could.
All he has to do is stay.
I’m awash in a lot of emotions with this book. It has a rough path leading to the HEA. It was brutal in some points, that made me want to cry and then so loving in other points, it made me cry happy tears. I don’t know.
Claire and Theo.
Claire is a single art teacher. She has an upcoming wedding and lied to a colleague that she has a date. Now she has to scramble to find one. When she does, look out, the sparks fly! Theo is amazing with Claire, he plays her like a fiddle and she buys it all. Hook line and sinker. Just maybe he isn’t acting and it’s all true, then what? Can Claire give her heart away to a stranger? Or is she doomed to be single forever?
Theo is no knight in shining armor. He is flawed and battered and bruised, like a piece of fruit dropped on the floor. He is damaged – aren’t we all. Only Theo hasn’t dealt with his demons yet and his MO is to run. He catches a feeling for Claire, but it’s too much and he darts. Can he resolves his past and move onto the future? Will Claire still be single and waiting around for him? Only time will tell.
What I loved about this book is the range of emotions I felt while reading this book. I was happy, I was sad, I was angry, I was optimistic, I was cheering for them, then I was pissed at Theo and said good riddance to rubbish!! The writing style is good, the book had an even flow to it, that kept it moving right along and the characters, even the sub-characters were fun to read.
All in all a good read indeed.