My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Kylie Scott makes me happy. Honestly. Woman never fails to deliver.
Meet Lydia. The runaway bride.
Finding out your fiance is gay is hard enough, finding out about it on your wedding day is brutal! I don’t blame her for climbing a 6 foot fence and hiding out in unsuspecting neighbor’s bathroom. Luck would have it that that unsuspecting neighbor is an Idaho sex god, tattooed and totally naked for not expecting to find anyone in his bathroom.
Now, Vaughan has his own shit to deal with, but to his credit he’s not making a big deal out of the situation. You can even call him a gentleman, when he’s not having a daydream scenario checking out Lydia’s awesome rack. At least someone will get to see her wedding night lingerie. Not a total waste. And all would be good and great if not for ex future in-laws tracking her and making a fit about how she made them look bad in front of all those people. It nearly ended with her in jail for punching the groom in his ass whipe face. Not only newly single, but poor girl is also now without a job, because she worked for asshole’s dad. Talk about a bad day. Having no other choice, with no friends or family in town, Lydia becomes somewhat of a charity case for Vaughan and his sister, Nell. They feed her, bring her to work with them, let her vent and have a wonderful time thinking up revenge scenarios.
“Knew this guy once who dumped his girl by text. They’d been going out for like four or five years. Serious stuff. She got a couple of syringes full of fish oil and injected it into his car through the gap between the doors. Just squeezed it straight past the rubber lining and into the interior.”
I’ll have to remember that for my dark days. Can you imagine the stink? Anyway, Nell takes a real liking to Lydia, along with the marry band of hot men working in the bar she part owns. They are like a big disfunctional family there and it’s not long after that Lydia becomes one of them. She even works in a bar herself now.
“Remember what I told you about Lydia.” Vaughan gave his sister a serious look. “Don’t get her wet or feed her after midnight. She turns into this weird growly psycho animal. It’s not good.”
“I’m not a Gremlin”
So while Lydia and Vaughan are having a grand time, not to mention ridiculously hot sex, they both know it won’t last. His dream is to go back to his music career and LA, and she needs to put her life back together. Preferably far away from where everyone knows about her shame. And yet, things aren’t always turn out how we plan it. A girl who never had a real family – finds it in the most unexpected of places, and the guy who lost his – can find ways to rebuild it.
I’d broken into his house, but he’d somehow broken into me, cracked me wide open, exposing me to so much more of life than what had existed before.
And, of course, we had a nice cameo from Mal of Stage Dive fame. Love that guy! He left us a little piece of his wisdom.
Trust me, never mock a romance book,” said Mal with all the zest of a manic street preacher. “You have no idea the ammount of good they can do for you between the sheets and on the streets. If you love your girl? Buy her books.”
You heard the man!
Over and out