Series: Rascals #3
Put that at the top of the list of ‘Things I Wish I’d Known (Before I Was
Panting in His Arms During a Sizzling Midnight Make-out Session.)’
My bartending gig at Rascals was supposed to be a fresh start for me. Now I’m
juggling drink orders AND red-hot sexual tension – but I refuse to let Liam’s
smoldering stares throw me off my game…
Until one late night leads to another. And another. Liam has a reputation as Mr
Heartbreaker, but he’s revealing a whole new side of himself: funny, playful,
and most definitely NSFW. But this rascal has made a rule of never getting in
too deep, and despite the real connection between us, something’s holding him
Can we find a way to put the past behind us and move on? Or will my new
beginning end in heartbreak before it’s even begun?
Find out in the hot new stand-alone romance from Katie McCoy!
#4 Soulmate – Oct 15th
#5 Troublemaker – Dec 10th
4 out of 5 stars
Ok, first things first. This story is set in Chicago (my hometown) and they went to Albanese Candy Factory in Hobart, which is a real place that I’ve been to. I have to say I really loved that!!!!
Juliet was a ballerina for her whole life, until an injury ended her career. She stops into Rascals, a bar owned by 5 male friends, and ends up with a new job as a bartender. There she found a new family of friends – including Liam, one of the owner of Rascals. After hanging out there on her first night, she ends up making out with Liam in the alley outside of Rascals.
There is one problem – Liam is very set in his ways and is looking for a particular type of woman. He grew up with a mother who had an addiction, and he constantly had to fend for himself. So in his adult life, he is all about order and control. Juliet is not at all his type, but he cannot deny his attraction t o her.
I loved all the side characters in t he story. I will openly admit I didn’t read the first two books in the series, but I would like to read the next two for sure.
I got Liam’s story, meaning I understood how his childhood turned him into the person he is as an adult. There was a little bit of insta-love, but I knew after 3 weeks that I was going to marry my husband and loved him, so it’s possible. Liam’s hot and cold personality got a little old after a while, but Juliet – I just loved her. Dance had been her entire life. She was devastated when her career ended, but she moved on. She started teaching ballet, and found she was good at it.
If I had one complaint about this book, it would be lack of closure. There was no closure to the story with Liam’s mom, Juliet’s family was non-existent (which was weird, because I’m sure dance is not cheap) and I would have liked a little more closure surrounding her dance classes/teaching.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable story and I will read the next one for sure.