Take one outspoken actress, put her under the same roof with an overworked lawyer, and watch the slow burn bring down the house.
A standalone novel. All books in this series can be read separately and out of order.
Amber Jones is in a pickle. And when I say pickle, I mean a world of trouble.
She knew she shouldn’t have gone to her ex’s New Year’s Eve party. And she reeeaally didn’t mean to almost burn down his house.
Now she needs a good lawyer, stat. But where to find one?
Ethan Vaughn is a very busy man.
He really shouldn’t have agreed to spring Amber Jones out of jail. As the most sought after lawyer in professional football, he should be focused on representing his NFL clients––not an accident-prone, struggling actress.
Now she’s remanded on bail, and living in his house.
The woman is a walking talking disaster. And considering his track record, he needs to stay as far away from this one as possible.
Problem is, he’s finally met the one he’s willing to risk it all for.
This is the second book in the Hard to Love series and each book is a standalone. I loved reading WRECKING BALL, the first book in this series and was excited to read this one. Amber Jones was the wacky, fun and irreverent friend in WRECKING BALL and now we learn her story.
Ethan Vaughn is an attorney and sports agent. When Amber gets into trouble, Ethan offers to help her and invites Amber to live with him for three months. These two couldn't be more different from each other and I enjoyed all the sarcastic lines flowing between Amber and Ethan. Ethan is an uptight attorney and Amber is a struggling actress with an attitude. Their relationship goes through a transformation. Starting out as barely knowing each other and getting closer to one another as time goes by. Amber doesn't take Ethan seriously and is constantly teasing him and he isn't sure what of make of her.
My biggest problem with this story was that I found it hard to connect to Amber. She is tough and hard and not happy with herself and takes it out on everyone around her. On the other hand, it is easy to like Ethan. He is a great guy and is always nice to Amber but she keeps knocking him down with her sarcastic remarks. After a while, I wondered why Ethan put up with Amber. I also thought their relationship developed too slowly. Unfortunately, I didn't like this one as much as the first book in this series.
I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
All the thumbs up.
So, I never write written reviews. As in, I have never written one ever. Shame on me as an avid reader. But Deangelico has truly mastered the romance genre in the current climate. This is my third book by her…I thought maybe she got lucky with the first one. And the second a fluke…This one convinced me. Huge thanks to the author for providing hours of entertainment and escape into such a fun world of perfectly inscrutable, lovely book boyfriends and fun, quirky heroines. Kudos.
One of the best stories I’ve read. Had to read it twice!