All work and no play makes Adeline Kendrick a dull girl, so when she heads to a casino resort for a friend's bachelorette weekend, she's ready to have a good time. Until she runs into Brendan Quinn, professional fighter and the one who got away—the one her family drove away—and things take a turn for the interesting.
Running into his ex won't shake Brendan. Even if it brings up the old pain of loving her when she was only slumming. Even if she looks really good. In fact, what better way to get over the past than to take advantage of the still-sizzling chemistry running hot between them? He's there to win an MMA fight, but he won't say no to a little physical relief of a different kind.
But when the weekend is over, Adeline isn't ready to give up her second chance that easily. Brendan is still the one for her, no matter what her family thinks. Now, if only she can convince him of that…
I am a huge fan of Shannon Stacey, but I really had a hard time connecting with these characters. They were both nice enough, but hard to feel invested in. I realize in romance the reader often has to suspend disbelief, but I struggled from the very beginning to understand why Del would just let the past go so easily to be with Brenden And how would she not have known he was an MMA fighter? I was never able to recover from those early questions that pulled me out of the story to fully enjoy it. The story is a very quick read if you are looking for something to read on the beach or the plane, but you may want to borrow it from a friend or get it from the library rather than pay full price for a Novella.
OVERALL RATING - 3.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she's not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.
You can contact Shannon through her website, http://shannonstacey.com, where she has maintains an almost daily blog, or visit her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/shannonstacey, her Facebook page, http://facebook.com/shannonstacey.authorpage, or email her at email@example.com.