Title: Tossed Into Love
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Where I got it: Netgalley
Libby Reed is over it. Or that’s what she tells herself. She’s lusted after one of New York’s bravest for years, but firefighter Antonio Moretti has doused her interest for the last time. As much as she wants the arrogant jerk (in a bad, bad way), they can’t even be in the same room without setting each other off…which might be a problem now that she’s volunteered to help out in his family’s restaurant.
Antonio’s been burned before. Now he knows better than to trust a pretty face and follow another pair of long, beautiful legs into heartbreak. But while Libby might rub him the wrong way, he can’t deny the heat between them. And it only burns hotter when she steps up in his time of need. The closer they get, the more he realizes he may have misjudged her. Then again, he doesn’t know the secret Libby’s keeping that could send their relationship up in flames before it’s even begun.
I have been a fan of Aurora Rose Reynolds (ARR) for a while now. I loved her Until series. ARR knows how to write an alpha male, so I was expecting another alpha in this book. Sadly, I was disappointed.
Libby is a stylist, doing hair and make up. She lived with her sister for a while, and now she lives on her own. Her favorite place to eat is Tony’s Pizzeria, so when she hears that Tony, the owner, has had a hard attack, Libby wants to jump in and help the Moretti family out in their time of need.
Antonio Moretti is a firefighter, and has a lot of resentment toward the pizzeria his parents own. So he’s incredibly resentful when he has to step in and help out in the pizzeria while his father is recovering. He totally doesn’t like Libby helping out at the pizzeria. Antonio has made assumptions about Libby because of the way she dresses and carries herself – assumptions that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Libby has had a crush on Antonio for years, but has decided she’s done with him, since he’s a total jerk to her. I didn’t like the way Antonio treated Libby for the first 40% of this book. He was not a true ARR alpha and felt unlike any of the other men she’s written.
I did really like Libby. She was a hard worker and very sweet. What happened at the end of this story made no sense to me. And Antonio’s reaction was pretty dumb.
Overall, this was a pretty good story and I would recommend it.