Then Came You
In the courtroom, they’re rivals. In the bedroom, they’re . . . divorced. But could the road trip from hell lead to a second chance at love?
Aubrey Gates is the hottest divorce lawyer in Chicago, a barb-tongued stiletto with legs that go on for miles. When her cool gray eyes meet mine across the battlefield, I want her like I’ve never wanted anyone or anything. Then I remember who she is: the woman who brought me to my knees. The woman who destroyed my faith in relationships.
The woman I used to call . . . wife.
And she needs a favor.
It seems my ex forgot to mention the demise of our marriage to her dear old grammie, and now we’re both expected to attend her ninetieth birthday party. In Boston. And because it isn’t already awkward enough, Aubrey and I are driving there together from Chicago. That’s more than a thousand miles of tension, heartbreak, and barely concealed lust.
A little piece of paper might say we’re over, but this road trip is the true test. I intend to get my wife back . . .
And I won’t stop until “I do.”
Heart tugging ride…
None of their closest friends even know, much less understand why Grant and Aubrey divorced, but it’s clear two years later that these two still have feelings for one another.
I can easily say I loved Grant. Raised by a single mom, his Southern charm and gentlemanly behavior fit right in with his White Knight syndrome! And he was an emotional guy, all but wearing his feeling for everyone to see. He was cute, sweet, but finally reached his emotional limits with Aubrey. I can’t say I blame the guy either. They say it takes two to tango, but with an unwilling partner, obviously you won’t get very far...
Now Aubrey. So her family definitely didn’t incite the warm fuzzies, except for her Grandmother who was a spunky little thing! It was Aubrey’s cold shoulder and unwillingness to meet Grant even halfway to deal with their loss that drove me nuts. It was an effective role reversal, because I was in Grant’s court the entire way, literally wishing Aubrey would crack the shell around her heart. Not just to let Grant, but to also see she wasn’t the only one struggling to deal.
Grant and Aubrey’s second-chance romance took me while to get in sync with, but once everything clicked, it was a heart-tugging ride. And no worries, the story isn’t all tears and sorrow. Along with some creative make-out moments, Aubrey’s cat, Cat Damon, had some highly amusing therapy sessions, leading to the eye-opening road trip these two broken souls take.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.