Release Date: Apr 16, 2018
Series: The Kingman Brothers
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Pocket Star
This book surprised me in many ways and it was my first Nina Crespo read. I am not always a fan of the amnesia trope, but in this case it worked really well. A lot of amnesia books deal with the heroine losing her memory so it’s refreshing to see it happen to a hero and fabulous because it threw the usual buttoned-up hero off.
This story was the perfect escape for an afternoon. A quick read that snagged me right from the get go. I easily fell for Sophie, a hardworking woman who’s settled into office administration and believes that her future lies in a dependable job without risks. There’s some underline plot stuff here I don’t want to get into, but I can relate to a woman who’s passing up on a possible dream for a steady paycheck.
As for the hero, King, whoo… I mean, what is not to like about King. He’s got that brash swagger, sex-on-a-stick swagger. On one hand I wanted to climb him like a tree. On another I wanted to smack him for being such a fool when the answers were right in front of him. This is what good romances do, they snag you in such a way that you’re glued to your chair until the book is done. I got clued. So much I may have had a slight crick in my neck.
I also fell for lines like:
“Magnum. More like mag-DAMN.”
“Speaking of special, where’s Mr. Hotness?”
More like Mr. Condom Central. “He’s in meetings all day.”
One liners, whether internal or in dialogue, are basically my catnip. I love to giggle a bit while I’m reading and Crespo did just that.
Outside of the humor, Mr. Hotness, and some fabulous plays on the office romance and amnesia trope, this book had an excellent setting, and believe story that swept me away. I may have mentioned above my afternoon was destroyed, in a good way. My only caveat, I thought there was a lack of communication between the heroine and hero that was a little too much. I kept waiting for a conversation to happen and felt if it did the story might have resolved a major plot issue sooner. It all works out in the end, but I think more conflict could have been pulled off with these characters without this plot issues remaining until nearly the end of the book.
Nina Crespo is going on my authors to watch list and I can’t wait for the second book in this series to come out. Plus, I already tapped the author on Twitter about one of my other favorite characters from the story, a fashion designer named Meagan.