This was the low angst, adorable ending that I wanted for this series, delivering in a big way. I’ve been eagerly anticipating Jax and Frankie’s book since they were first on the page together, and while I wasn’t sure I was loving this at the beginning – I just pictured it going a different way – I was completely won over by the end. It’s light, cute, sexy, and the kind of quick, easy read you can devour in one sitting. Which I definitely did. And though this will kinda, sorta read as a standalone, those who have been following the series from the start will get the most out of it.
The story follows Jax, a tattoo artist who has seen everyone else in his group of friends fall in love and enter committed relationships. Though he’s happy for his friends, Jax believes that his experiences as a foster kid have messed him up too much to find his own happily ever after – so he’s not looking for one. But when the daughter of his infuriating (and endlessly sexy) co-worker asks Santa for him as a dad, well, things get complicated. Jax and Frankie’s bickering has long felt like foreplay, and adding her daughter into the mix makes things feel decidedly domestic.
This has been a very solid series, but the two brooding bad boys, Jax and Dylan, have always been my favorites. I’ve slowly been falling for Jax and Frankie over the course of the series, so I was invested in this love story before it even got started. So, I can’t honestly say how this would read as a standalone – we don’t see any of the bickering, there’s already a decent connection when this gets started, and a lot of it has to do with the family element. But those who have been along for the ride are sure to love this. It’s got the light, sexy feel that I love from this writing duo, paired with a story that’s heartfelt but not heavy. It doesn’t dig all that deep, but that’s not what I’m looking for from this series. This is quick, sexy romance with the sweetest happily ever after. A great ending for this friend group. I received an early copy via Wildfire Marketing, and am voluntarily leaving a review of this frenemies to lovers romance.
Three tattoo guns.
Five motorcycle tires.
That’s what I lost before I realized nothing good comes from dating my co-workers.
Usually, I don’t have much self-control. So, the fact that Frankie Grant is a hot, talented tattoo artist means it’s a damn miracle she hasn’t already been in my bed. But nothing can happen between us because Frankie comes with Jolie, her young daughter, and a crap load of baggage from her ex. And those are two things I never entertain.
Anyone who knows me—the screwed up foster kid from the wrong side of the tracks—knows I’m not the guy you take home to meet your parents, let alone your kid. But I also know what it’s like not to have parents, so things get complicated when Jolie asks me to be her daddy.
I might as well just slash my own tires now.
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About the Author:
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.
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