When old enemies are thrown together, all bets are off…
Way back in high school, golden boy Cade Gallari publicly revealed he’d slept with “fat girl” Ava Spencer to win a bet. Now a decade older and a head turner with her own concierge business, Ava isn’t the gullible dreamer she once was– and she plans to prove it when Cade, hotter than ever, breezes back into town with an offer she can’t refuse.
A documentary film producer, Cade is shooting a movie about the mysterious mansion Ava inherited. And he wants her as his personal concierge. She’s certainly professional enough to be at his beck and call without giving him everything he wants. Like another shot at having her in his bed. But Ava doesn’t count on Cade’s determination. Because he’s never gotten over her– and he’s not above playing dirty to score a second chance at a red hot future…
|Series:||Sisterhood Diaries (Book 3)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Trope(s):||Enemies to Lovers|
Second Chance Romance
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|Location:||Seattle, Washington, US|
|Release Date:||26th July, 2011|
Enjoyable…but not as good as the first two
Back in high school, Cade Gallari slept with “fat girl” Ava Spencer to win a bet and proceeded to break her heart, dent her confidence and make her vow to hate him forever. Now, 13 years later, Cade, hotter than ever, is back and about to make an offer Ava can’t refuse.
Now a documentary film producer, Cade needs Ava to work closely with him on his newest project and if she manages to forgive him at the same time then he’ll be happy. But he won’t be completely satisfied until Ava gives him another chance and he’s not above playing dirty to get what he really wants.
This is the third book in the Sisterhood Diaries series after Cutting Loose and Bending the Rules and I probably would suggest that you read the books in order for everything to make sense.
This book was a long time coming and I was so excited to receive it and read it. Perhaps my high expectations were part of the reason that I failed to be completely blown away by this novel.
It’s not bad by any stretch of the imagination and Susan Andersen‘s wit, style of writing and humour are there in spades. Both Cade and Ava were lovely characters and had the kind of ‘hate turning to love’ storyline that I really enjoy. They had good chemistry and I was really happy for them and rooting for them on their path to the happily ever after.
I would have liked to see a little bit more interaction between Ava, Jane and Poppy (especially as the scenes when they were together were so sweet!) and perhaps a few more scenes with Jase and Dev but that’s probably just personal preference and didn’t necessarily distract from the actual love story. The baddie wasn’t scary (and I’m a total wimp) and was dispatched so easily that there really hadn’t been much danger.
Overall, if you like Susan Andersen and are reading the Sisterhood Trilogy then this isn’t a book you’d want to miss. I wasn’t sure how to rate this one as although it’s not nearly as good as the first two in the series, it’s still much better than other books I’ve read so I’ve stuck with 4 stars and Susan Andersen continues to be one of my favourite authors.
Susan Andersen writes sexy, edgy romance, frequently containing touches of suspense and humor to keep things interesting. Her books have spent many weeks on the NYT, Publisher’s weekly and USAToday bestseller lists, were twice included in RWA’s Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year (yes, she’s that old) and have often been included in the Amazon Editors’ Top Ten Best Of (pick a year) list. She loves walking and cross country skiing and is the proud mother of a grown son and a native of the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and two cats.