That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.
He’s a player, pure and simple.
He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.
Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.
Karma hits like a bitch.
Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.
The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.
She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.
Everything happens for a reason.
A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.
It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.
House arrest never looked so good.
Hide your crazy.
Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.
Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.
This book is definitely worth reading and re-reading. It also has shot up to one of my favorite Lani Lynn Vale books.
First off, I want to thank the author for allowing me the opportunity to be able to read her newest book prior to its release.
I love how the book opens. Aspen is 10 years old and I already know that she is going to be my most favorite heroine of Lani Lynn Vale to date. I always feel connected and able to myself as friends with her heroines, but Aspen - she is bae. She is the other side to my coin. She already knows whom she is going to marry and calls him on his crap even though they are virtual strangers. And as an adult Aspen is even more hilarious.
What I felt was most important in this book was family. The relationship, or lack thereof, between Aspen and Downy was key from the start. I knew something was kind of weird when she mentioned he didn't believe her over the breakup between her and her boyfriend. There had to be a reason why and I knew by the end of the book I would get to the bottom of it.
Aspen and Drew. Their initial run ins are only overshadowed by the fact that Aspen is on house arrest. [I love it] This plot device itself is so fresh and completely different than what she has written in the past. [I know Nico's sister sorta stole a car, but this is completely different] As the book progresses, Downy get's further and further on my sh*t list while Drew and Aspen build this awesome friendship. Drew isn't 100% sunshine and daisies. He's dealing with a bothersome ex-wife and a bratty teenage daughter. And can we also mention that Aspen's ex-boyfriend is the reason she is on house arrest. Yeah...there's a story there and it involves a tire iron and his new truck. :)
I don't think it absolutely necessary that you are familiar with the previous books of Lani Lynn Vale's, but you'll definitely be more invested if you have. The characters, especially Sam, Luke, and even Downy, will make more sense and strike a stronger chord if you have read their stories.
We have quite a bit going on in this book and that is GREAT.
*weird neighbor who we know is up to something
*problematic a-hole of an ex boyfriend
*working as a blogger while on house arrest
*budding relationship with the fireman that lives across the street
and so on....