Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble—in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan—may be too tempting to avoid.
Jamie Donovan doesn't mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now it's time to grow up. He's even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong?
Olivia Bishop is asked to join a book group and she’s very excited and is totally prepared. The problem? The other women in the group just call it a book group and get together at Donovan’s Brewery once a month to drink and have some girl time. Olivia is surprised but is thrilled to be included. She also meets Jamie Donovan and he’s very sweet eye candy.
When Jaime shows up in one of her classes at the local university she’s surprised but he’s even more surprised when she asks him to accompany her to a party for a university professor. Jaime’s a bit miffed when he finds out that Olivia only asked him because her ex-husband was going to be there but he plays along. He’s also quite intrigued when he finds out that Olivia’s ex accused her of being someone who doesn’t know how to have fun. Jaime agrees to help Olivia have fun – and yes, that includes sex – if she’ll help him with a proposal that he’s working on for the brewery. Olivia agrees and things move along at a lovely clip. They have fun, get to know each other and they each find something in the other that surprises them.
Jaime, however, still has mega-issues with his brother Eric and Eric’s lack of trust in Jaime. Eric feels that Jaime is an irresponsible man and they fight about it during the course of the book. This didn’t bother me (even though it was a continuation from the previous book) as it just showed the severe animosity between the two men.
I really liked Olivia and Jaime together I just wish they would have communicated more (my biggest gripe in most books). They were together so much but they each held parts of themselves back and it almost hurt to see the two suffering when one good conversation would have probably wrapped it all up with a neat little bow. Of course then we wouldn’t have had the angst! lol
I thought it was a great book. I really liked Jaime and want him to succeed so badly. I think he’s on the right track and hopefully we’ll get more about him in Eric’s book.
Rating: 4 out of 5