Release Date: Jul 27, 2021
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Penguin Group
Harper is content with focusing on her career. Her last relationship ended badly after she reveal some personal information to her ex-boyfriend, so she rather focus on the other areas of her life. Romance is the last thing she wants but she soon finds herself very attracted to Manny Gomes after their encounter at a friend’s wedding.
Manny is avoiding marriage by any means necessary. His grandmother is on the hunt for him to find a perfect Anglo-Indian wife. He flirts with Harper all night long knowing that his grandmother would not approve since she is not Indian. The harmless flirting becomes something more as he gets to know Harper better.
Harper is sent on a work trip in New Zealand and runs into Manny. The sparks start to fly as he offers to help her out. I really enjoyed the sexual tension between Harper and Manny. The heat level is just smoldering. I didn’t like how the author had Manny talk about what he wanted to do to Harper in detail but when it came down to it, she faded the scene to black almost. It was told in the next chapter.
They enter a relationship rather quickly. I expected a bit more angst and fight but it seems natural for these mature adults to fall in love. Harper reveals herself to Manny in a raw and vulnerable way and he easily looks past it and accepts her for who she is.
A brief misunderstanding takes place and brings drama into the relationship. Of course, the ending is smoothed out so quickly and easily that I almost felt the little drama didn’t need to occur.
I will say that I’m not sure if this is part of a series but there are lot of characters and couples who seem to have back stories. You won’t get lost in the story but I think it can enhance the overall feeling.
Overall, this is a quick and humorous read that I would recommend to contemporary romance lovers.