★★★★ 4.5 Sassy Stars ★★★★
Falling in love is not for me. I don’t do relationships, they never end well.
I don’t believe in fate, soul mates or happy, fairy tale endings. I’m definitely not a sweet little princess in search of her prince.
I have a plan to follow and falling in love is not part of that plan.
Nothing is going to change my mind.
Not even a domineering, gorgeous, blue-eyed firefighter who seems to be everywhere I go.
The moment I saw her, I knew.
I knew the funny, curvy, raven haired beauty was supposed to be mine.
She may not agree with me at the moment, but I’m a patient man.
I’m not afraid to play dirty to get what I want.
And I want Maliya Abbott.
When her sister decides to move from London, across the Atlantic Ocean to Starling Falls to run an estranged relative’s bakery, Maliya Abbott is pretty sure her sister has lost her ever-loving mind.
Not wanting to be separated from the only family she has left, Maliya goes with her, a move that was only supposed to last a year. After all, training to be a doctor at the same University her parents did had always been her goal.
What she hadn’t planned on, was meeting Caleb Jameson. A man who is adamant they are destined to be together. That would be great, if she actually believed in any of that crap.
She also hadn’t planned on his insane, lovable, meddling family trying to derail her plans.
Maliya is a smart girl. She knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. She definitely wants to go to Oxford University and train to become a doctor. She definitely does NOT want anything to do with Caleb Jameson.
Now, if only she could get her stupid heart to listen to her head.
Authors Note: 18+ For mature readers only. Book contains graphic language, scenes of a very sexual nature, a dirty-talking and determined alpha male, a sassy and food obsessed heroine who talks to herself far too much, a cynical and suspicious geriatric aunt, a meddlesome family, some very unhelpful friends, a mind controlling goldfish and a possibly cannibalistic cat.
Excuse me while I fan myself off for a minute… WOW. This is a fantastic debut novel! I am so glad I was able to read a copy of it. For those of you who love a little spice in your read than this is definitely your book! What else does this book have that serious romance lovers, like myself, totally adore? A strong and sexy alpha male, a strong and confident heroine, and some great humor.
So, this book is obviously great so I’ll go into a bit of detail as to why. First, I totally adored Caleb. He is everything I expect and need from a male character in romance novels. He is determined, smart, sweet, and overall very sexy. I love how its him going after the girl in this book rather than it being the other way around. Secondly, Maliya is HILARIOUS. Her inner dialogue really makes you laugh and so does the interactions between her and her family. She is definitely a flaming hot heroine and I really enjoyed connecting with her. Finally, the story is HOT. When you get to those good part, oh la la. You won’t be disappointed.
Overall, this is a fantastic debut and I look forward to reading more by the author in the future!