This one took a while to grow on me, but the back half really hit its stride and turned the whole book around. Featuring two leads who are difficult to like (at least at first), Romeo tells the story of a naive, nerdy girl and the flirtatious, fun-loving boy from the family hers has been feuding with for years. There’s plenty of humor with some pretty hilarious moments, but the book takes a turn for the heartfelt once it really gets going. The writing style is really the star of the show here; there were plenty of moments at the beginning of the book where I wasn’t loving the characters, but I loved how their story was being told.
Romeo follows Lady, a 20-year-old who has loved Quint for as long as she can remember. She can no longer deny her feelings, and she’s trying to find a way to tell him to see if he reciprocates. But this nerdy and naive girl has no concept of what that word truly means, and if she did then she’d realize there’s no way Quint feels the same. A diabetic, Quint knows his health isn’t guaranteed in the future, so he lives for the now. He flirts with every woman he meets and goes home with someone new every night. Where Lady is all about planning and considering the consequences of her actions, Quint just does what feels good. They couldn’t be more different if they tried, and the fact that their families are feuding makes their new alliance all the more unlikely. Quint flirts with Lady relentlessly as they spend time together, but she’s holding out for more than one night and that changes Quint’s whole perspective on sex and love.
I will openly admit that I did NOT like Quint at the beginning of this book. He is an over the top flirt, and his pursuit of Lady (for one night of sex) got a little overwhelming at times – even after she made it clear what that would mean for her. As the book goes on, he goes through some major growth but it takes a while. This is the longest book I have read in months, and there were definitely times it felt too long, but once I started to see the changes in Quint, the story was worth the wait. It still should’ve been shorter, but the first half is all about the humor and getting to know these two. If you’re looking for a book that has a little of everything – plenty of laughs, great banter, some steamy scenes, intimate moments, and some angst – stick around to see the changes in Quint as well as the growth in Lady.
Quint Payne is the sort of troublemaker who makes a girl fall head over heels…
Right into his bed.
Rumor has it he can unclasp a bra with a flash of his dimpled smile, and he keeps a collection of trophy panties big enough to rival a Victoria’s Secret. He’s all fun, no commitments, and has a bad enough reputation to make even a good girl curious.
Quint might just be the man of my dreams…
Well, pinch me. I wanna wake up.
It’s bad enough having feelings for a gorgeous player, but keeping a secret crush on the sworn enemy of my family?
That’s some terrible, small-town luck.
But when Quint approaches me with a plan to end the feud destroying our two families, it’s a perfect opportunity to steel my heart against the sexy bad boy. All I’ve gotta do is prove to myself that he’s no more than a sweet-talking, bed-hopping, skirt-chasing, heart-thumping, core-clenching, mouth-watering Romeo.
If only he didn’t believe that I’m his destined Juliet.
It was easy enough to fall into love…
Here’s hoping it’s just as easy to fall out of it.
Romeo is a sexy, laugh-out loud romance from Wall-Street Journal Bestselling Author Sosie Frost. Love stand-alone romances set in a connected universe? The Payne Brothers are sexy, deliciously tempting, and, like a real family–they can’t stand each other. Fortunately, these small-town women know how to handle their men. Hearts will heal, one romantic comedy at a time.
Romeo is a complete standalone! This BWWM romantic comedy is 100% safe, contains no cheating or cliffhangers, and is guaranteed a heart-warming Happily Ever After.
About the Author:
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Sosie Frost is no stranger to quirky, embarrassing, and wild situations, and she’s channeling all that new adult angst into fun romances!
From marching at the high school homecoming game without her trumpet (a punishment for forgetting the instrument on the band bus), to tucking her prom dress into the back of her tights before pictures, and even accidentally starting a chemical fire in the college chem lab, Sosie has the market cornered on crazy stories.
But hey, writing is a better outlet than therapy right? 😉
If you want funny, charming, and steamy romances, you’ve found the right author!
Sosie lives in Pittsburgh with her hubby, her two cats, and thrives on a near constant stream of gummy bears.
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