Soon Alysin will be tested.
After guarding her heart for so long, she finally let a man in and discovered that the worst things in life happened when she least expected them. When she walked in on BE with another woman and overheard their heated conversation, she suddenly remembered there was a reason she made these rules.
Will broken rules lead to broken hearts or will she realize that though love was a gamble, she was all in?
“Wow. I really haven’t thought this through. We’ve never moved so quickly before. I mean, I have to call the realtor and have them find a renter for the house. I have to call PODS and get a few storagecontainers. Then there’s turning off all the utilities, returning the cable box, putting a hold on the mail.” I shook my head it was
spinning so hard.
Chuckling, Jolie calmly pulled out her iPhone. “Let’s make a list,”she said simply.
I marveled at her, sounding so calm when I felt like my head might just freaking pop off. “Look at me. I’m a wreck. This isn’t me. What happened?” I raised my hand, exasperated and utterly disgusted with myself.
“Love,” she said seriously. “My baby finally found love.” With that declaration, she turned her attention to the new note she was creating.
Something in me calmed down. I could do this. We could do this. In a week, I’d be starting a new life in Vegas. If he kept his word, Mr. BE would be there, with me, a part of this new life. That…that waswhat had me all unhinged.
I don’t do love. Only now…with BE, maybe I did. All I knew for certain was that one week wasn’t enough. We had more story to tell, more life to live, more experiences to be had. He made me feel things in a way I never had before. He made me want things I had never wanted…like permanence. Shoot, I might even consider breaking all my rules for him.
For this man, I would settle down because I sure as hell didn’t feel like I was settling. He was everything I never knew I always wanted. We knew practically nothing about each other and yet…we made sense. Somehow, I didn’t care about his past. All I thought about now was our future. I just needed to survive this week. A lot of that was going to depend on the list.
Slowly, I inhaled and exhaled a few times. I set the cruise control on the SUV. Finally, when I felt more relaxed, I spoke to Jolie once more. “So, how is that list coming along?”
Nodding, she looked up at me and smiled widely. “We’re good. It’s all good. You know how this works. We’ve done this so many times before. It doesn’t even matter that we are on a time schedule. We’ve got this.”
Without saying another word, Jolie picked up my phone and started to place a call. “Here,” she said, “tell the nice lady about your house.”
Blowing out another breath, I reached for the phone and began the conversation that would start it all. We were really doing this. We had done this before, but this time…it was more real. This move was the scariest move ever.
Disclaimer while you read the review:
I did not read Sin at Sea. In fact, it wasn’t until I read Vixen in Vegas did I realize this is a sequel. Yes, I typically don’t read the author’s backlist before to see if there is a book before the book I’m reading and this time, I should have. In some ways I felt very cheated because I didn’t see how they meet, fell in love and Sin’s decision to move to Vegas to be with BE. Again…this is MY fault. Not the author’s at all. So this review will be solely based on this book and nothing from the first book, so hang in there with me.
I truly did love this story between Sin an BE. Meeting on a cruise and realizing that you are falling in love with a guy that you just meet is just weird, right? Would you give up the live you have now to be with someone? Life has no guarantees and Sin, along with her friend Jolie (major girl crush) pack up and move to Vegas. For a guy? Or is the “guy” the love of your life? Soulmate? Or will he crush your soul?
BE’s secret finally comes to light and no, I won’t tell you about it but it does change their relationship a bit. Sin is dealing with major insecurities when it comes to her self worth and dealing with BE’s secret doesn’t help. There are plenty of bumps and bruises along the way in the relationship, too. Will they make it? Will their love for each be able to del with the twists and turns that are thrown their way? You definitely have to read the book to find out.
Ms. Nichols has a writing style that I truly liked. Fact paced, witty dialogue and the story followed extremely well. Also, while the smexy times were hot, I really felt the emotional side to their relationship. Sin had to grow up and she did. They had heartfelt moments that had me sighing and then the WTH/OMG times that I truly didn’t see coming.
I really enjoyed getting to know Sin and BE and their what happens after the “instalust” cruise. Of course, now I will be reading Sin at Sea to find out how they met in the first place. 🙂
Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn’t believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life’s cliche moments spicy.