HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
Only with You
(The Best Mistake #1)
by Lauren Layne
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Pub Date Jul 29 2014
Love is the Biggest Gamble of All . . .
Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.
Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .
Sophie is the wild child of the family. She can always be counted on to be self-depreciating just to take the heat off someone else. She's the one that breaks the ice in any situation and smooths things over. Usually with some flippant remark that makes everyone around her groan or roll their eyes.
When she finds herself stuck in an elevator in Vegas, dressed like a hooker, with Gray, this hot, sexy guy...and the lights go out, there's lots of smoothing needed! She's a bit freaked to be in the dark, in a small box...and he's appalled to be in there with a prostitute. But she's not...and his judgmental remarks, while they weren't shouted, make her rethink her goals in life.
When her "perfect" sister brings HIM to a family dinner, he's the one that looks like a deer in headlights. His shock that a prostitute is the sister of his perfect (although somewhat boring) girlfriend takes him aback. Sophie quickly sets Gray straight, but he's still shocked. When it comes out that Sophie has quit another job the family suggests that she might work for him.
Gray needs to learn to say no, but he has issues with that. And while Sophie thinks that is a bad idea, she really doesn't have any other options so she runs with the scheme. And she's good at it. And she makes him NUTS.
I was a bit worried about cheating, as Gray is with Sophie's sister. But that was handled well and no cheating occurred. Whew! In fact, we meet the main characters for the second book in the series. Now they are going to have to work hard to find any HEA. We know because we get a peek at them at the end of this one.
A good start to a solid series. I'll be reading the next one, for sure.
Thank you, NetGalley and Forever Grand Central Publishing, for the opportunity to read Only With You
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