New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan brings you Every Sweet Regret, a sexy standalone romance about a single dad and the reformed party girl who’s loved him all her life.
For as long as I can remember, Kace Matthews has been my brother’s best friend and my not-so-secret crush. But I knew nothing would ever happen between us. The successful single dad doesn’t fall for the hot mess party girl. Kace + Stella exists in the doodles in my high school notebooks and in my dreams. Never in real life.
Until he finds me on a hookup app and starts flirting shamelessly.
It turns out high school Stella was not prepared for Kace Matthews. Adult Stella isn’t much better, but I manage to break down the walls to show Kace the real me—not just the life-of-the-party exterior, but the vulnerable pieces I hide from the world. Combine that with the combustible chemistry we have in real life, and I’m a goner.
Too bad it takes me so long to realize Kace doesn’t know I’m the girl he’s been falling for online. Telling him the truth now that he knows my secrets could mean losing everything, and that’s one regret that could break me.
So excited for the next installment in this new series!
So excited for the next installment in this new series! Stella has always had feelings for her brother’s best friend Kace, but with him being happily married she never acted on anything. Until things changed, and Kace ends up divorced. Giving a shot at dating apps, Stella has a horrible experience with a guy that knows about her past, and she almost gives up altogether until she gets a new match, who just so happens to be Kace. Kace’s ex-wife decides that he needs to get laid and downloads a dating app, and unbeknownst to him, he matches with Stella. As they get to know each other virtually, the chemistry and flirting between them hit an all-time high and they end up giving into their feelings in person as well. And because Kace has no idea that his virtual girl and Stella are one in the same, it makes for an interesting read! My heart really broke not only for Kace but for Stella as well, especially what she’s had to deal with in the past with relationships. I was so happy that we saw her finally take action against what happened to her, and that her friends supported her and stood by her through it. I also felt for Kace because of how his ex-wife acted, especially with the bombshell dropped about her towards the end. Per usual, another hit from Lexi and I can’t wait for Abbi’s book next!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I can’t even begin to say how bad, cliche, and contrived this is. Don’t bother.
Love Kace and Stella’s Love Story
I absolutely loved Every Sweet Regret by Lexi Ryan, the second story in the Orchid Valley series. I received an ARC of Every Sweet Regret for an honest review and I can truly say that it was an incredible story, filled with everything that I love in sizzling romance stories. I loved every page and could not put it down. Each book in the Orchid Valley series keeps getting better and better. Lexi Ryan has once again proven that she is a wonderful storyteller. I love that she writes her stories in the first person from the perspective of the main characters. I love knowing what the main characters are thinking and feeling. I love the lighter moments where I found myself smiling and laughing. My favorite moments are the ones that cause me to sigh, say aww to myself with tears filling my eyes. Every Sweet Regret is the story of of Stella Jacob, receptionist and hopeful future nurse and her brother's best friend and her secret crush, Kace Matthews. Kace has been hung up on his ex-wife, Amy and keeps hoping that she will change her mind about their divorce and come home. Kace has a very low opinion of Stella based upon misleading information from Amy, when Amy and Stella worked at the same company. Kace wants to get over Amy and start dating. Stella and Kace decide that to give an uncomplicated fling. On the same night that they make this decision, Kace logs onto the Random dating app that Amy set up for him for random hook ups and connects with ItsyBitsy1234. Unbeknownst to Kace, ItsyBitsy1234 is really Stella. Stella knows that GoodHands69 is Kace because of his profile picture, but Stella does not realize that Abbi, her friend and Kace's sister changed her profile picture to Jessica Rabbit. Stella bares her soul to Kace by messaging him on the Random app. Kace tells both Stella and ItsyBitsy1234 that he is interested in someone else, not realizing they were the same person. After Stella shares her darkest secrets with Kace on the Random App, he decides to pursue Stella. Stella realizes that Kace is hung up on her secret past. Abbi admits to Stella that she changed her profile picture, so everything now makes sense to Stella and she decides to break up with Kace and move out of his pool house where she was living. Every Sweet Regret felt like a family reunion and catching up with all the other characters from the other books in the series. I love the characters in Every Sweet Regret, they feel like family. I enjoy all the interactions among the characters, it feels like real family love and makes me laugh at their teasing. I loved Stella's relationship with Kace's daughter, Hope. Every Sweet Revenge is filled with all the elements that I have come to love and expect in Lexi Ryan stories. I love the bittersweet and poignant moments, as well as the surprise plot twists. Every Sweet Regret was a wonderful story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming and a beautifully written tribute to Stella. She is truly a very strong female character and I love her rationale as why she chose Itsy Bitsy 1234 as her screen name on Random. I love how everything gets resolved and that Stella and Kace get their happily ever after. Cannot wait to read Abbi's story next in Every Time I Fall.