Well… that was pretty awesome. The absolute perfect way to handle a duet, this has so much sexual tension, chemistry, angst without being agonizing, HEAT without taking things too far, and an ending that just leaves you wanting to start the conclusion as soon as humanly possible. I loved Jasper and Viola together – there is ZERO question in my mind that he is the guy for her, he just needs to let himself admit that. For those of you who are questioning whether this is a love triangle or not… there’s no comparison between the brothers, and I did not waiver even once in feeling that connection. J. Saman expertly navigates the complexities of a woman who spent too many years with the wrong brother, creating a compelling story that will hook you in from the very beginning.
The story follows Jasper, a rock star in need of a nanny for his special needs daughter while he goes on tour with his band. When his assistant interviews his twin brother’s ex without his knowledge, it stirs up all sorts of feelings – for all three of them. They were all friends growing up and Viola dated Jasper’s brother for four years until his cheating tore them apart. In the aftermath of the breakup, Jasper all but admitted his feelings for Viola… but said it changed nothing. Now that seven years have passed, feelings linger for all three of them – and it’s the first time that Viola and Jasper have seen each other since his bombshell of an admission.
This is the kind of book that you sit and devour in one sitting – it’s engrossing from the start and so, so compelling. l was rooting for Jasper and Viola the instant they laid eyes on each other. He’s cold and aloof most of the time, but such an amazing dad and obviously so in love with Viola. There were times when I was frustrated with both of them – Jasper for refusing to make his move, and Viola for not realizing how much she’s getting both brothers’ hopes up — but I always wanted to see them wind up together. It’s a slow burn with some downright steamy scenes (texting has never been so sexy), and I cannot wait to read the conclusion. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
A rare moment of weakness.
A burning desire impossible to deny.
Forbidden words I should never have spoken.
Seven years ago, I confessed my darkest secret to my brother’s girlfriend. When she broke up with him and walked out of our lives, she took my secret with her.
But, with my band set to go on tour around the world, I have a problem. I need a nanny for my autistic daughter. And unfortunately, Viola Starr, my brother’s ex, is the perfect fit.
Now, there is no escaping her. Or our past.
Especially when my brother seems determined to win her back.
Five months and she’ll be out of my life again.
Five months of ignoring lingering, heated glances.
The fire she draws out of me. The way she loves my daughter.
Five months… And my world is about to come crashing down around me.