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This is one ‘Beau’ tifully written story.
Stuck on You is the second book set in Ruby Bay and features Beau, another of the Bliss brothers. It can very easily be read as a stand alone, though then you’d miss out on Crush on You , which is also a really good story.
If you’ve read CoY, then you will have got a little hint of Beau, and his troubles, at the end of it. As far as the Bliss brother, their resort and Ruby Bay is concerned, Beau is a synonym for event planning, fun and good times. He’s the guy guaranteed to make any party go with a swing, always smiling and with a drink in his hand. Only appearances can be very deceptive and false smiles can hide a multitude of pain.
When Claire is drafted in to work with Beau, after a very unfortunate incident with some fireworks and a boat from the local yacht club, they are soon making sparks of their own. It’s pretty much dislike on first sight, he sees an uptight and cold perfectionist, she sees the party guy image he fools everyone with. However the more time they spend together the more they both realise that someone else lies beneath the facade. Someone they’d really quite like to know.
In this almost enemies-to-lovers tale, there is also a huge dose of insta-lust that spirals very quickly into insta-love. The time frame in the book is fairly short BUT because Claire and Beau are very much the focus of the story, not to mention how much time they spend together, I found it worked. I did believe in their passion and emotions, they certainly heated up my kindle with their chemistry.
I also really liked them both, faults, secrets, foolish choices and all. They felt human and so very believable and made me care about them. There is an air of warmth that this story exudes, a feeling of being in your PJ’s, wrapped up cosy in a blanket, nibbling on chocolate. It’s very much a relaxing read, whilst still being entertaining at the same time. In fact whilst I wouldn’t classify this as a rom-com, it did have a subtle humour about it, a certain something that brought a gentle smile to the lips and a soft caress to the heart.
In some ways it’s a book to read when you’ve had your fill of hard and heavy reads. It’s a story to lift your spirits, take away your cares and leave you happy. However that doesn’t make it forgettable, it doesn’t mean it’s low quality or boring, nothing could be further from the truth. So much so that this is a book (and author) I will happily recommend to family and friends.
Enemy, meet lover.
Nice to meet you. I’m Beau Bliss, and I don’t just throw parties at the resort I own with my brothers: I am the party.
…right up until the event that will go down as Disaster of the Year.
Now we’re playing defence, and I’m playing it hardest of all. Damage control has arrived in the form of prim, proper, uptight Claire Cashmore…and she’s ready to shut it all down.
If I want to keep my job, I have to charm her.
Claire is determined not to be charmed.
If I want to win her over, I’m going to need more than my signature cocktail. A lot more.
With time running out, I have to pull out all the stops.
Even the ones I’d rather keep firmly between the sheets.
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish