Goldilocks has gotten a bit off track. I found her in my room, my bathroom and my bathtub to be precise.
Sabrina Mason is my new roommate. My new unwelcome roommate. Babysitting my Grandma’s apartment means Sabrina’s here to stay. But we’d agreed my room was off limits.
It’s bad enough my nightmares are getting worse, but having her around makes holding it together a little easier. Her smell, smart mouth and sexy a–anyway. I can’t let her get under my skin although it might be too late. In her sloppy bun and pajamas curled up on the couch, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. But a relationship isn’t what I need right now.
It’s hard to remember that when she’s glowering at me when I’m being an ass. We’re forced to live together for only a few more months, I can hold out until I can’t.
She’s in my bathtub and she’s not telling me to leave. So I ask the question, “do you want me to go?”
And I’m shocked as hell when her answer isn’t ‘yes’.
|Title:||The Sweetest Thing|
|Series:||SWANK (Book 2)|
|Trope(s):||Enemies to Lovers|
Roommates to Lovers
|Point of View:||First Person, Past Tense, Dual Viewpoint (H & h)|
|Release Date:||1st July, 2021|
Another stunning winner
I love Maya Hughes. Her books always run me through the whole gamut of emotions leaving me wrung out yet ridiculously satisfied – and this story is no different.
This is the second book in the SWANK series but it features a completely new couple from the first book and stands completely alone with its own HEA. While Ms Hughes is probably best known for her (ah-may-zing) new adult romances, this is an adult romance.
Hunter is the go-to guy for anything that anyone could ever want or need. He’s a sexy and private man who revels in his own space and in his image. So when Sabrina barges into his apartment and into his life – he doesn’t know how to act. Oh wait – yes, he does – he gets grumpy! Mmm – love me a grumpy hero. The fact that he’s also a little bit troubled just makes him an even more perfect hero.
Sabrina was equally perfect as our heroine. She’s at a low point in her life but she’s never down on herself – or not more so than anyone else in her position would be. I love the way she was so determined to better herself and never stop trying. And the fact that she took bubble baths and ate snacks to relax – well, I fell in love with her right then and there.
Together, even through the fighting (or maybe partially because of it) Hunter and Sabrina are explosive together. When they finally got their act together and kissed, it was very much a grabby, throw each other up against the wall and ravish, kind of thing. My absolute favourite. Oh and the bath time shenanigans? 100% here for it. (In a book. I would be worried about water sloshing all over my floors in real life!)
There was some secondary things going on in this book such as Sabrina’s job, Ryder, Sabrina’s best friend, Cat, etc. Which reminds me, there were some seriously laugh out loud moments in this book. When Hunter thinks he’s figured out what Sabrina does for a living? Hilarious!
Ms Hughes’ writing grabs you and brings you into the story with such ease that before you realise it you’re hooked with the characters and their tale. There’s a reason she’s one of my most favourite authors and has never written a bad book, in my opinion.
As I mentioned, this is the second book in the SWANK series about a group of friends who now own an events company (called SWANK). The group of friends appear in this book (although as a fan, I would love to have seen more of them), as do several others from previous Maya Hughes’ books. Next up in the SWANK series is Everest and Maddy’s story – which blends a few series’ and makes me so excited I can barely function! Oh and Ms Hughes – I would LOVE to read a story between Cat and that deliciously angry, grumpy Russian, Ivan.
Whether it’s new adult or adult, Maya Hughes always brings it and she always kills it. If you’re a fan, or just want something fun and sexy to try out, I would recommend this book to you. 5 stars for another winner.
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.