I wasn't really happy with the previous book -- Sierra and Ace in One Night Charmer
-- so I admit I was approaching this with lower expectation. Especially since I didn't get enough impression of Colton in the last book.
Well, I'll be damned ... this is definitely my favorite of the series so far, and one of the most entertaining reads of the year!! Even after I slept on it, the only thing I could think about the next day, was how this book as well as the characters of Colton and Lydia amused the hell out of me throughout *hugs book, beaming happily*
Getting hitched under influence in Vegas is a cliché plot. Usually I have trouble in believing why the couple should together. However, I thought Maisey Yates gave a pretty plausible explanation on why Colton and Lydia should keep their marriage for now. Lydia is running as Mayor of Copper Ridge and she can't go through a scandal (since she already told people she married Colton, while she was still drunk *haha*). And Colton also needed to take consideration of his mother's health.
I LOVED Colton and Lydia -- their banters, while sometimes full with barbs and wires, were sizzling and crackling!! Both were quick with their quips!! It was SO DELIGHTFUL reading it!! Especially because Colton and Lydia were actually share similar traits. They were both like to be in control, and it was fun to see when things didn't really come their way.
I thought the progress from adversaries to lovers was believable. I could actually feel
the difference in their attitudes and dialogs from the first chapter to the last. They had chemistry and in the end, I believed that they loved one another. Their passion was OFF THE CHART! I was so ready to read their first kiss and actual sex scenes, because the tension was so thick and crackling, I thought it was going to be explosive for sure *lol*
So yes, I really loved this one. I love it when a book can still surprise me, especially when I start it with low expectation. I guess now I'm pretty excited to read Gage's story :) The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.