*This is book three in the Irresistible Series, but can be read as a standalone.*
Aly’s apartment just burned down, and since she lives hours from her nearest family, has no place to live. She doesn’t have enough money for a motel, so her childhood friend’s mother offers to let her stay at her son Emmett’s vacation home. Aly only agrees because 1)she’s desperate and 2)has been told that Emmett will be gone all summer. But when she meets a sexy man at a club and he takes her home, she’s beyond shocked to realize that his home is Emmett’s vacation home. And the man she just hooked up with is actually Emmett, whom she has hated for over 12 years.
Emmett was an idiot to Aly growing up, but most of it fit the typical ‘stupid teenage boy’ behavior we’ve all experienced. And the moment he lost Aly finally woke him up to how he felt about her. After experiencing some personal tragedies and growing up fast, Emmett did everything he could to rectify his relationship with Aly, only she deactivated all social media and he could no longer contact her.
The issue that turned Aly against Emmett takes a while to come out, and I was legitimately surprised. It didn’t fit any tropes you’d find in most second chance romances and it wasn’t something that could’ve been easily resolved with better communication. Aly needed to let go of some of her jealousy and hate before she could realize that maybe her hate was directed at the wrong person.
I’m a sucker for angry sex, and thanks to Emmett and Aly’s unwanted (on her part) sexual tension, I was a happy girl. Their banter was funny and their chemistry was some of the best I’ve read all year. Aly was understandably stubborn a lot of the time, but mannnn, no one would be able to resist Emmett’s charm. He did everything he could to make Aly happy, and it showed. Out of the three heroes in the Irresistible Series, Emmett was my favorite. He’s absolutely swoon-worthy.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.