There’s a crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a person.
He’s everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic, muscular, and sweet.
At least, Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not reciprocated.
Fast forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.
It doesn’t help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him workout shirtless every single day.
How can a woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her room to breathe?
Croft doesn’t know what happened.
One day he was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.
No matter how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.
At least, not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.
The moment he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.
But the limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in him since birth will be what gets her to stay.
That’s his plan, anyway.
Funny thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.
Great end to an enjoyable series
Sadly it’s time for another enjoyable LLV series to end. And what a way to go out. Carmichael has had a crush on Croft for a while and vise versa. When they finally get their chance to go on a date together, things totally fall apart. Croft has no idea what he’s done wrong to the woman he’s sure is “the one”. But work obligations get in the way and time moves on. It when I bizarre incident occurs it makes the two of them realize misunderstandings can’t stand in the way of the inevitable. These two are meant to be together.
Sad to see the end of this series but can’t wait for more from Lani Lynn Vale!
Sad to see the end of this series but can’t wait for more from Lani Lynn Vale! Carmichael has always harbored a crush for Croft, but when she finally gives him a chance on a date, he blows it with a bunch of misunderstandings. Months later, Croft continues to be confused by why Carmichael has been so hot and cold with him, and even though he tries hard, she holds true to giving him the cold shoulder and avoiding him. But when her home is broken into when she is home, Croft immediately shows up after she calls for help since he lives across the street from her, and he decides that he isn’t going to let her avoid him any longer and is going to protect her. When they finally discuss what happened all those months ago and why she’s been avoiding him, he seems somewhat confused (which is crazy because it’s justifiable), but thankfully they are able to move past it. As more attempts on Carmichael’s life happen, as well as some on Croft’s life, we come to realize that the attempts are related to each other more than initially thought, and it goes all the way back to the night of their almost date. Loved this story and getting to know these characters better, as well as them getting the HEA they deserve. Can’t wait to see what LLV comes out with next!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
So excited for this book but sad end of series
This is the last book in Lani's The Southern Gentleman series. Carmichael is finally going to have a date with Croft Cruise, who she has had a crush on. But a misunderstanding happens and the date does not. She spends 6 months avoiding Croft and he has no idea why. Suddenly they are both in danger and it brings them together as they realize that assumptions and mistakes were made. Lot's of drama, lot's of fun, Lot's of suspense, and Lot's of the other characters from the series.
As normal with a LLV book I finished it in hours, because I could not put it down. It is a must read!