Thursday, April 2, 2015
I DO! (Lovett, Texas #5) by Rachel Gibson
In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed to the altar, and all their friends are headed to Lovett, Texas, to join them for the party of the year.
But Becca Ramsey doesn't have time for all that. Fresh out of beauty school, Becca's all business . . . and the last thing she needs is bad boy Nate Parrish anywhere in her life.
In the past, Nate was trouble. He's been trying to repair his reputation—heck, he's even got just one girlfriend. The problem is, she isn't Becca. Now Nate's in a whole lot of hot water. He needs to get Becca from "I won't" to "I do" . . . but how can he do that when she won't even say "I might"?
I adore Rachel Gibson's storytelling, and even though I haven't (yet) read all the books in this series, I love what I have read. This story is filled with lot's of witty dialog and steamy sexual chemistry. Becca and Nate are a perfect match and I was thrilled to see them get their happily ever after.
One issue for me (and may be for other readers), and the only 'sour' note here is that at the beginning of the story Nate has a girlfriend who's been away for a couple months and he's decided to break up with her - though he fantasizes about her and feels guilty for thinking about another woman while still with her, and even calls her "his girl" at one point - but he doesn't want to break up with her over the phone or text because that would be cold... So technically he's still with someone when he and Becca get together. While there are no broken hearts here, I do wish Nate had made that phone call and ended the relationship with Holly Ann before climbing into bed with Becca because I can't fall in love with a hero who hooks up with one girl while still, even if on a technicality, is still hooked up with another.
But all-in-all, this is a fun read and a great installment to the series!
ARC provided by Avon Books. To show my appreciation I'm giving them an honest review!