Author: S.E. Harmon
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page/Word Count: 326 Pages
At a Glance: Although the pace was a tad off for me, and I didn’t quite love this one as much as the first book in the series, once I got into the story it was absolutely worth the wait.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: Screenwriter Noah Ashley has a few four-letter words for his agent when she suggests he improve his script by shadowing a PI. Still, because he’s an artist dedicated to his craft and she knows where the bodies are buried, he agrees. Then he spends a little time with the gorgeous PI, and suddenly it seems like a really good plan. The PI doesn’t seem to entirely love the idea, but Noah has never been afraid to go after what he wants.
PI Drew Rodriguez is used to people depending on him. He’s the classic rock for his family. Responsible. Dependable. The classic rock would never succumb to the borderline sleazy temptation of friends with benefits, no matter how sexy that temptation is. Drew is looking for something enduring.
Despite Drew’s misgivings, it’s not long before they’ve got all the requisites for friends with benefits going. Friendly, good conversation? Check. Fun times in and out of bed? Check. Hot, electrolyte-sapping sex? Double check. Falling in love? Yeah. About that….
Review: I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Stay With Me, and was thrilled to get the chance to read and review the next installment. I have to say that for me this book started off pretty slow, like almost too slow, and if I’m being honest, throughout the book there were a few instances where things seemed to drag a little bit. I liked that we got to know the characters, and I enjoyed the subplots within the story, especially between Drew and his family, but as much as I enjoyed them, I also found myself wishing the plot would hurry up just a little.
With that being said, I do love these characters, and not just Drew and Noah, but we get to catch up with Jordan and Mac as well, and I found that the secondary characters really seemed to add to the story. Drew and Noah were pretty much opposites-attract, their personalities and views on relationship at different spectrums, so it is quite enjoyable watching them work through and fight through falling for each other.
Although the pace was a tad off for me, and I didn’t quite love this one as much as the first book in the series, once I got into the story it was absolutely worth the wait.