He's the perfect one night stand.
And by one night stand I mean two night stand.
And by two night stand I mean three night stand.
Nicole Grant is living every girl's fantasy: a rendezvous with the sexiest Brit on either side of the pond. It's just one night, and that's fine with her. With her busy work schedule and a brother she's devoted to, flings are all Nicole has time for. No complicated feelings and no strings attached. Just hot sex.
James Martin is used to scoring -- on and off the field. His prowess in the game is rivaled only by his reputation in the tabloids. But after Nicole gives him the best hookup of his life, he experiences something new: a woman who isn't throwing herself at his feet, who knows all he has to offer and is still keeping her distance. Apparently there's a first time for everything.
James can't get Nicole out of his head. She's funny and she's irresistible. Nicole can't James off her mind. He's good hearted and he's sexy. Will their standoff end in a draw, or can this one night stand kick off something real?
This is, oddly enough, the first book by Katie McCoy that I have read. She has been around for a while, and I am fairly certain I have at least one of her books on my Kindle, so I have absolutely no idea how this has happened. That said, this will not be my last. And, I am a little bit annoyed that I waited this long to read her writing.
I liked the characters, I thought James was charming and I believed the character, his motivations and his characterization in the story. There were not parts where I thought he acted in a way that did not work for how he had been portrayed. I liked Nicole. I liked that she was willing to be true to herself and what she thought she wanted, that she had her priorities in her life and that she had put the people around her into the places she thought they belonged. I liked that, as the book progressed, she learned that people can evolve and change, that maybe the box she had placed that person in before was no longer the box they now fit into.
The “slut code” made me laugh. In fact, the whole book made me laugh. This isn’t going to matter to a lot of people, but thank you to an author not from Los Angeles who didn’t write the city as the worst place ever. I get a little tired of authors who have clearly never been to Los Angeles writing about the city using a set of rules and stereotypes.
This book was funny, it was lighthearted and it was fun. But at the same time, it also had depth, substance and something to say, which is not the easiest thing to balance effectively.
Overall, I recommend this book. Off to see what else I have my Katie MyCoy on my Kindle.
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.