★★★★ 5 Tender-Loving Stars ★★★★
"I've been in New York four weeks. I'm behind on the spring line, days from homeless, and getting sued by the only person in the whole damn city who's seen me naked."
Ava Cameron has stars in her eyes. When the feisty designer moves to NYC after graduation with her best friend, things are finally clicking into place.
But now their brand new label, Travesty, is under attack. The man leading the charge is the hottest hookup Ava ever had. One she never wanted to see again...
Nate Townsend might be from the right schools, the right neighborhood and the right family. But under the surface, his scars run deep.
When the society prince and the loud designer come face to face on a case that could decide Ava's future, sparks fly. Nate's not about to let Ava forget she's the only person who knows his secrets. And Ava's walking the line between getting Travesty back on track and being dragged into the gutter by one stubborn young lawyer planning to take her down.
If Nate Townsend didn't make the gutter look so damn good...
This book is totally swoon worthy and readers will not be disappointed with Ava and Nate’s story. I absolutely loved the interaction between the two—the heat, the sassiness, the angst—it’s all pure perfection! When I first heard that Piper Lawson was going to be writing a story about Ava’s life I did a little happy dance because I loved her in the first novel Schooled. And now after finishing the story I am even more happy because I finally got a glimpse into her sassy and fun life. While the book (and Ava’s life) are not without drama, the way she interacts with other characters, her wit, and her smart ass mouth make it an extremely enjoyable read. This is an awesome story. If you haven’t read it and are looking to get into a new series than I highly recommend stating with the first book Schooled, and then moving onto this one. While each book can be read as a standalone, if you read them in order you will get a better feel for all the characters involved.
In this book, Ava is an up and coming fashion designer who is doing pretty well for herself. However, when her world collides with the sexy lawyer, Nate who is bringing a law suit against her for a client her whole world goes haywire. Is this due to the fact that there is an undeniable attraction between the two? Or because of their fling a year ago? Things begin to heat up between the two regardless of their past or the impending lawsuit. But will the couple make it through the problems? Or will the problems override any and all feelings they have for one another?
Overall this is a 5-star book for me. I love the sarcastic and sassy nature of Ava and of course the relationship between her and Nate. It should also be said that the heat level in this book is HIGH… It is very sexy and I found myself blushing quite a few times – I love that! Finally, having read all three of Piper Lawson’s novels to date I am a huge fan. She has not disappointed me once and I don’t think shell disappoint other readers either. Pick this one up- it’s a goodie!
I love reading and writing stories about sassy, sexy, smart girls and the guys who fall hard for them. My main household expenditures include books, shoes, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. Coffee = life (and I’ll defend it accordingly, especially when cornered). I have two business degrees, neither of which I’ve managed to turn into a fashion label (boo).
Home is Canada plus sunny winter escapes. Feel free to stalk me @piperjlawson, facebook.com/piperlawsonbooks, or write to me at piperjlawson(at)gmail.com. Hearing from you would make my day (for real – I’m not just saying that.)!