Series & Title: The Locklaine Boys, Book 2: Opposites Attract
Author: Jessica Prince
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Comedy, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: Love Affair With Fiction
Delilah Northcutt has been described as weird, nerdy. But her favorite term is quirky. The eccentric flower shop owner definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. On the rebound from a cheating ex, she’s not looking to open her heart to someone else any time soon. On a whim, her best friend convinces her that one night with a stranger she’ll never see again is just what she needs to pull herself out of the funk she’s been living in.
Overly serious, workaholic Richard Locklaine was always described as the twin determined to do the right thing. Even if it was at the cost of his own well-being. But after years in a loveless, manipulative marriage, he’s finally free and ready to build a life of his choosing. And nowhere in that life is there room for another woman—unless it’s for just one night, of course.
They are complete opposites in every single way. But for some reason, fate has decided to force the two of them together. Despite the chemistry, they’re determined to fight the attraction growing between them. Besides, what could a florist with horrible taste in music and an attorney from Connecticut ever really have in common? Only one thing is certain. When they finally come together, it’s going to be epic.
***This is Book 2 in the Locklaine Boys series, a spin-off of Love Hate Relationship. They are interconnected standalones.***
This is one of those stories you have to read. Like, a review isn't gonna cut it, you know?
Take the main characters. Total opposites. Staunchy, rigid, by the books. Carefree, outspoken, bold. I don't know what the universe says about attraction (how it's supposed to work) but man! These two opposite souls are meant to be.
Thing is, they'd already been there and done that. The one night stand Richard and Delilah share is off the charts explosive. You can't rate their compatibility on a scale if you base it on that one night. Add in the fact they can't stop thinking about that one night and you get this longing in each of them for what was, a needing to know if it could ever be again.
Fate is kind to them though. Or maybe She's bored? Whatever Fate was in that moment, She made it happen and brought them together again with humorous results. The banter and wit Richard and Delilah share only adds more fuel to the fire of the attraction that, once again, burns hot and bright when they are reacquainted.
That sense of longing, of needing? Completely fulfilled by the end of the book. Because it wasn't just about opening one's heart to loving and being loved again but about life in general. Richard and Delilah handled life differently. Their different personalities kept them from really enjoying life to the fullest though. What made them opposites balanced them out in the end.
If you haven't read anything by Ms. Prince, I implore you to give this book a try. It isn't rife with darkness or angst or suspense or mystery or any of that. It's rich (and I do mean rich) with light and humor and appreciation and love and laughter and life and living life.
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.