A Moment of Madness by Brooklyn Skye
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sailor Carlson comes back to Boston to make amends with her dad, only to find he passed away, and his bar, the Alibi, now belongs to a bearded, grumpy hottie. Mr. Hottie liked her enough for a night of nameless sex on the kitchen counter, but he wants nothing to do with her now he knows who she is.
Ryan Edwards has been running the Alibi for seven years. Being in a bar night after night means he’s no stranger to one-night stands. But when the quirky, beautiful blonde he spent a hot night with shows up at his bar claiming it used to belong to her father, his guard goes right up.
Ryan’s desperate for a waitress, and Sailor wants a chance to work in the place that meant so much to her dad. If only the tenuous trust they establish were as strong as the pesky attraction simmering between them.
My major issue with this book was the hero. I usually have to like the hero at some point to like the book and I didn't like the hero by the end of the book. I didn't feel that he grew any by the end either. Usually, there is some growth on both ends and this only had growth on Sailor's end. She's a completely loveable character and I felt like she deserved better than a broody, moody guy like Ryan. However, I love Brooklyn's writing style. I think she writes in a very emotional and light way so that you get the characters. I just didn't like Ryan. I tried. I had 3 books that kind of had me in a book funk of bad heroes.
I usually don't read reviews about books I'm reviewing because I don't want to be biased but I was really torn on this book and needed to see if others were as well. I was glad to see that others were having the same internal dialogue with themselves and saying the same things about the hero as me. One of their big complaints was that he was too moody and that was mine as well. I hate it when I'm torn as to what I'm going to write but I don't read other reviews until after mine has been written. This book was okay for me but I'll still be reading whatever Brooklyn comes out with next.
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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