I have to start this by saying I have not read any of the other books in this series but still enjoyed it. I think you can read this on its own but I am sure you might enjoy some of the secondary characters a bit more if you already knew them.
Kristen is an uptight, control-freak woman. She wants this to run perfectly and has a lot to offer from a purely business perspective. She has a younger party-girl sister that is in a lot of ways the bane of her existence. You see her sister is the epitome of the whole skinny and beautiful outside that the upper echelon aspire to. Kristen has major body image/self image issues due to being told from an early age that she was fat and really could use some help in the looks department. Watching her work thruthose issues was a bit heartbreaking but she has a wonderful heart and lucks out in a lot of ways with the man who barrels in to her life and knocks her on her ass.
Billy is a live wire. He speaks first then maybe just maybe thinks about what he just said. He has no real filters but you can tell his heart is truly in the right place provided you learn how to actually tolerate his rapid chain of thought. He isn’t looking for commitment or anything other than a good time but Kristen gets him and manages to get him to center and calm down. He has ADD so a bit of the behaviour is due to this but Kristen nails it when she calls him on his desperate need for attention. He is amazingly silly but what he does to get her to realize that she is all that and a bag of chips was awesome to watch. He really can’t understand why she has the hang-ups she does but wants to help her become what he sees her as and not the image she has of herself. I was happy to watch him grow-up and take responsibility for his actions and become the man his mom and Kristen believed he could be.
Sex between the two is smoking hot with a lot of heart behind the heat. Please also be aware there are times when you want to slap Billy for being such a silly man but he means well and at times just can’t help himself.
Go grab this nice read!
Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Carina Press for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.