Emily Finland, twenty-five, college graduate, hot mess, lover of all things cheese. Hasn't had a date in a year. Yeah, that's not something I would put in a dating profile. Ever. In fact, I can't be bothered to date. There are so many awful guys out there. I much prefer to Netflix and chill with a pizza. But of course, my busybody best friend Charlotte was having none of that. She persuaded me to go on a blind date and even though I was reluctant, I decided to go. I never expected to meet a man like Liam Montgomery.
Liam Montgomery, forty, rich, cocky, wears a rolex, likes expensive whiskey, completely out of my league. He was not who I would have chosen to have gone on a blind date with. Just because he was gorgeous didn't mean he would make a good boyfriend. Plus he was way too old for me. That didn't stop me from flirting with him though. Or from spending one very long exciting night with him. I'm not going to tell anyone about that night. Ironically, it turned out that Liam hadn't even been my intended date. Oops!
Unfortunately for me, hot mess Emily, the biggest shock of my life was still to come. For while Liam and I should never have been, he's not about to leave my life quite that easily. You see I'm celebrating my dad's retirement with my folks and Liam is also there. Only this time, he's not alone.
Emily’s blind date
25 year old Emily hasn’t had a date in over a year and her friend sets her up on a blind date. When she gets the meeting place she can’t remember the guys name and ends up going to 40 year old Liam’s table (her presumed date) and proceeds to tell him why he is too old for her. After a hilarious conversation about older men they do hook up and she realizes she doesn’t even know his full name. She sees him again at her father’s house and it turns out his name is actually Matteo and he is messed up with the mafia and her father somehow, his story changes. Will Emily and Matteo end up together?
The story started out funny but then I got too confused. I’m still not certain if Matteo was at all good and what happened to Emily’s father. I’m not a fan of mafia stories and this one seemed to turn into that.
It all started with a blind date
About last night was not what I had expected. I was surprised with all the twists, the mafia trope, and the amount of suspense that had me jumping to every possible conclusion only to be proven wrong. After reading the first book in the series, I was very excited to continue with Emily and Matteo(Liam). Their story was HOTTT, a bit cheesy with the romance (in a good way), funny, and full of twists that will leave you questioning everything until the very last page. Emily is fun, naive, and a little crazy but she gives this book so much character! Matteo is this enigma that I can never figure out, kept the suspense on high alert throughout the story, and was full of surprises. I adored the three best friends and how they are always there for each other and offer good and bad advice. I am going crazy for Annabel's book and hope to get my remaining questions answered!
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Not the best
Ok, usually I have loved everything by Ms. JS Cooper, but this was a bit of a disappointment. The writing is choppy and the characters just don’t seem to mesh really well. I did like the plot it has so much potential, but this one does not keep in with the first book from the series. I do believe this one could be great it has all the storyline and features just needs to be reorganized.
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