This is a fun and entertaining novel that hooked me from the first page. From the opening scene where Charley fought with Chris over the last container of chocolate milk, this book made me smile, laugh, and root for the characters. I loved how cautious and careful Charley was and how that made her the polar opposite of daredevil Chris. When Charley has to do a risk analysis on Chris for insurance, they both get more then they bargained for. If you enjoy flirty and fun romance, you will love this book. The author is on my must read authors' list, and, if you enjoy the genre, should probably be on your must read list as well. Her romances are thoroughly entertaining and witty and you'll be glad you one-clicked on this book.
This was such a cute, fun opposites attract read! Let go from her job, Charley is trying to start her own assessment company. When her new client, the one who could really get her name out there, ends up being the same man who tried to steal her milk, she’s got concerns. He’s a complete adrenaline junkie, lives an outrageous life and she’s extremely attracted to him. But when her best friend finagles them into going on a trip together, she’s wondering who the risk taker is now? ’He was nothing but the shiny object that would derail her from her plans. The bell to her bird. The squirrel to her dog. Her kryptonite.’ Despite being careful about everything in her life, Charley always ends up in one botched up situation or another. She’s adorkable, accident prone, and too cute for words. I enjoyed watching her try to avoid her attraction to Chris, knowing it was a losing battle. ’He was like a great big ball of golden sunshine that warmed and cheered everyone around him, no matter what their intentions. The man was contagious.’ Chris lives for the adrenaline high, living life on the edge. I loved that he challenged Charley and drew her out of her protective shell. 'The woman had uptight down to a science. And he knew just how to make her unravel.’ From the very beginning they had a spark that grew into intense heat. Their reasons for ignoring the chemistry between themselves believable. This couple were so much fun together. The banter is sharp and quick, cute and engaging. There were some hilarious moments as Charley got herself, and him by association, into various situations. I was a bit disappointed that this character trait tended to die down as the story progressed. However, it was enough to enjoy the thought that the risk assessor was more at risk than the one being assessed. This is a story that will immediately pull you in due to the meet cute and then the continued cute which eventually moves into emotional involvement between the hero and heroine. The conflict was a bit under thought but didn’t take long to resolve. The angst level is definitely low and the heat, once they gave in, was pretty steamy. Mostly, this is just a great feel good story with wonderful characters that make you smile.
Kira Archer is an auto read for me! I absolutely love her style and her special brand of crazy romance in a book! I loved this story to the nth degree! We meet the last man standing Chris and the total control freak risk assessor Charley. The story takes off full throttle and doesn't stop until the end. Charley is Izzy's cousin and after Charley gets canned from her previous job and starts her own business, Izzy prompts Chris to meet with Charley. If Chris can't get insurance, he'll lose his business and will have to step down as CEO from the board. There's a lot riding on Charley's assessment. Should be noted that Chris Lachlan lives life on the edge, from diving with sharks to skydiving, zip lining... you get the picture and it's all there online for Charley to see. Charley is totally risk adverse. Living her life a little too safely. Cousin Izzy decides that Charley should tag along with Chris while he goes and checks a couple of his properties that are out of the country, Charley balks fearing that it would be seen as inappropriate but does go. No surprise when she goes to the plane and Chris is the pilot. They both get a little surprise when their gaggle of friends decide to tag along for that ride to Costa Rica making both uncomfortable. We get peeks and snippets of them throughout the book at a few points. The way their relationship evolves was written perfectly and honestly funny too. Chris has a wicked sense of humor and he manages to loosen Charley up. Enough for her to take partake in some pretty adventurous activities with him! And she likes it! She also likes him, and the feeling is mutual. She battles the worry that she'll be seen as the woman who slept with her client, but she also loses that fear along the way. There's something else she's held back waiting for the right time to bring up but that right time doesn't seem to come up until it does and then... well. Read the book! Truth told Izzy got on my last dang nerve in this book and I'm waiting to see what brave soul Kira's going to match her up with! I feel for the guy already. Great story, I loved every single minute! arc from Entangled and NetGalley for an honest review