Love finds you when you least expect it.
That’s what my nan always said. Love? I wasn’t looking for it so how will I know when I’ve found it? I’m not romantic like she was—I’m realistic and practical. Quick with my wits and hilarious when I’m in the mood, it’ll take more than a handsome face to win my affection.
Speaking of handsome faces—Elias Cohen is nothing special (no offense); smug, arrogant. Too flirtatious for his own good.
He won’t charm me with that crooked smile and dimple in his chin.
When Elias comes knocking on my office door during a house party after I play wingman for a friend, I’m tempted to slam the door in his face.
But I don’t.
Because If there’s one thing I am, it’s curious.
And wouldn’t you know it—Elias needs a favor. Begs for one, actually.
He might not be able to make me swoon, but he does need a wingwoman.
|The Make Out Artist
|Accidentally in Love (Book 3)
|Category / Genre(s):
Friends to Lovers
|Point of View:
|First Person, Present Tense, Dual Viewpoint (H & h)
|Chicago, Illinois, US
|9th August, 2022
Quirky and surprisingly uplifting
I have very much enjoyed all Ney’s Accidentally in Love series, of which this is the third book. We do get crossover from the hero from the last book (The Mrs. Degree) and our hero from this book, Eli, appeared as a side character in both previous books. So you’re all good to jump in with this book even if you’ve never read any others from the series or Sara Ney at all. And it comes complete with its very own HEA. Oh, and fans of Ney will also notice cameos from Tripp and Chandler from Hard Love.
We dive right into the action by meeting our heroine – Molly. And oh boy is she grumpy! She’s a little sarcastic, caustic, take-no-prisoners and give-no-fucks kind of girl. I loved her from the get-go. She was so honestly herself that I wanted to cheer her all the way. She did have a good heart, was funny, sweet and honest – perhaps a little too honest on occasion. I can see why some may not be fully on board with her – but as I said, I fell hard.
Eli was the kind of hero that I always forget that I love. He’s definitely got elements of alpha – he’s a hot, funny, eligible bachelor with famous connections up the wazoo and tons of money. But he’s also an absolute sweetheart. He wears his heart on his sleeve and, like Molly, is honest, sweet, funny and absolutely perfect for her.
If they are great individually, Molly and Eli are even better as a couple. I love their easy-going banter / flirting and the way they just click together. It’s definitely a friends to lovers vibe going on – but also like they were engaging in the world’s longest foreplay. I got those delicious, giddy little stomach butterflies when reading and even just thinking about this book. But don’t think this means that it’s all about friendly encounters. Once they get going – it’s hawt! And plus points to Sara Ney for writing the first public bathroom scene that I’ve ever found remotely sexy!
This was the kind of book that I was surprised to find myself at 70% as I felt I’d only just got started. I just flew through it and enjoyed every page. There’s something about Sara Ney’s writing style that is so unique and fresh – yet she always manages to make me believe in love again. That falling in love with someone who knows falls in love with every part of you is completely possible. And that, coupled with a happily ever after, is everything I’m looking for in a romance book.
Oh and we get a snippet of the next in the series, The Secret Roommate, wrapped up in with the epilogue (yay, epilogue!) and I’m already excited for that book, too. This is turning into an excellent series for me and if you’ve liked Sara Ney’s writing style and quirky voice before, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy this one, too. 5 stars all round!
* I received this book in exchange for my honest review.*
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.