Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fake Relationship, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Movie Star, New Adult, Romance, Second Chances
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It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding.
I should have ignored it.Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied.
With a plus one.
And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.
Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.
When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.
But I didn’t.
And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?
I was already a pretty big fan of K. Bromberg when I got my hands on this book, and I will admit I held on to it for a while after I bought it because I was in the middle of a bunch of series, but when I finished catching up this was the perfect stand along palate cleaner. It left me feeling all nice and refreshed, and there is something great about a standalone when you have been stuck in a sea of series for a while. Plus this book had a lot of the elements that I like in a book, and second chance ex, a not so great ex, funny moments, long histories, an independent and easy to like heroine, the whole thing was just my jam.
Saylor was so easy for me to like, she’s funny and the perfect amount of snarky, she’s a business owner who is really driven, and the kicker for me right off the bat, was that she knew when something was wrong in life and did what was best for her. Prior to the book starting she was engaged, and it just didn’t feel right, so she walked away (woot go her), of course this leads up to the catalyst of this book, her wedding invitation showing up (with only the brides name changed) and then the RSVP being sent back accidentally.
Hayes is easy to like to, I don’t know if I loved him as much as I loved Saylor, but I do think he is the perfect match for her. He was more tactical in a way than her, he was the planner, the one who looked at the whole scenario whereas Saylor seemed to visceral, more likely to have a strong reaction at first and then put thought into it later. Hayes also has to kind of live two lives in a way, he has his life for the public since he is a movie star, and then he has his private life which is a whole different reality in a way. He has these great sweet moments, and he knows when to push and when to pull back, he really just is the perfect compliment for her.
I think one of things that struck me the most about this book is how it was able to pack such an emotional punch, so many scenes really had my heart pumping, and then at the same time had such a great ability to make me smile or laugh out loud. I love the dynamics between the characters, how they could go from being so comfortable with each other because of their history and it’s sweet and funny, and then just the right thing would pop up and the angst and heartache would just ram its way in. So amazing. I think because of this dynamic the chemistry and the hot scenes were even better, so great. This book is so easy to recommend to anyone, I think it would speak to just about any romance reader.