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After her boyfriend has a run in with the cops that leads them to being evicted from their apartment, they move in with his father. The same father that Jordan had met briefly before she got the call, enjoying the company of the older man on her birthday.
Now she can’t help but notice Pike trying to figure out if he’s the monster that her boyfriend had made him out to be. As she begins to peel back the layers, noticing him and noticing the way that he notices her back. Stolen glances in the backyard and how they seem to work so well together. She can’t be having these feelings, he’s twice her age and her boyfriend’s father, but no one looks at her like Pike Lawson does.
This book has been on my TBR for the longest time, it’s one of those things that you hear about and you’re like. Okay, maybe I should check that out. I’m not entirely sure what that says about me as a person and I really don’t care anymore.
I’ll say that I really appreciate how the relationship unfolded. The book got really steamy, but they didn’t act on their feelings for each other until probably past the halfway point, but you can tell from the tension that the two had chemistry from the first moment. There’s no cheating involved on Jordan’s part at least, even if she did a fantasy about Pike she didn’t act on it. If the circumstances were different it would’ve been a really cute age gap meet cute. It wasn’t just for the temptation of an older man or being wanted by him. Pike was a really decent guy and hell I have a crush on him. He’s closer in age to me so I think that’s also part of the appeal as well.
Penelope Douglas is slowly becoming one of my favorite indie romance authors. I’m a little nervous about diving into her darker titles, but I’m willing to give them a try.