'Mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good' Closer
'Humour, heartbreak, drama, and passion.' The Reading Café
A series of serendipitous encounters lead to sizzling romance in this new book from the New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Hero . . .
The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. She's flying home to Boston for the saddest of reasons when her emotional cloud becomes a real one - of volcanic ash. Stranded, her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip is thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it is - jet-lag induced insanity - until Caleb, AKA Mr Arrogant Himself, shows up on her doorstep.
Pure chance has landed Caleb in Boston, but he's determined to enjoy himself - and Ava - while he's there. Ava gives in because a) her heart is safe since she barely likes Caleb, b) his existence in her life is temporary and c) it's by a mile high club the best sex of her life. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. And even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her . . .
'Heartwarming, sizzling and captivating. . . . [Young's characters] are complex, a little flawed, and at their core good people struggling to make it in this crazy world. . . . ' Caffeinated Book Reviewer
'Ridiculously incendiary chemistry.' Dear Author
'Scotland's answer to E. L. James' Sunday Post
'A true gift for storytelling' Daily Record
'Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page.' Under the Covers
Young (On Dublin Street) weaves a melodramatic tale of incompatible strangers who can't fight the physical attraction between them. When Ava Breevort is nearly knocked down by the tall and brusque Caleb Scott in the Sky Harbor Airport, it sets off a chain of unfortunate events that tests believability. Soon the two of them are having altercations and public dressing-downs from the Sky Harbor coffee cart to the first class seating section to a layover in O'Hare Airport. That layover turns passionate, and then into a week-long arrangement while Caleb is in Boston for work, which becomes semipermanent. Eventually, romantic feelings start to form. Caleb's curt arrogance makes him a difficult character to sympathize with, especially given Ava's history of emotional neglect and trauma. By contrast, Ava is a kind and sympathetic heroine who is not afraid to speak up for herself. Ava's best friend tells her that she deserves better, and that the way Caleb treats her is unacceptable; readers will agree. Titillating sexual chemistry and strong female friendships are the true strengths of this wild, implausible ride of a story.
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Addictive and oh so sexy
Is this second chance romance? Enemies to lovers? Sexy alpha male romance? Obnoxious, sexy Scot with a beard sizzling romance? How about all the above, and more. Let’s not forget the angst, the heartache, and one stubborn as all hell character who meets a fiery interior designer under untimely circumstances in an airport, and although they instantly hate each other, the chemistry between them is undeniable. When it’s apparent that they’re going to be living in the same city, the stakes are very much raised. No matter how much they try to remain casual, feelings always seem to get in the way, and when love is unrequited and emotions start ruling, drastic measures must be taken. Wonderful writing, fab story with in-depth characters. I was hooked from start to finish. I received an advanced copy of this book from the author via NetGalley. This is my honest review.