(The Single Dads Club #3)
Author: Piper Rayne
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Genre: A Sexy Romantic Comedy Standalone 18+
My Review – 4 Stars
First, I can’t express how much I LOVE this cover!!! It’s the perfect representation of who I imagined as Garrett–a broody, rough, hot mountain man. Ain’t he sexy?!?! Sigh…
Garrett and Charlie’s story made me feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy. They were sweet, caring, passionate, and perfectly matched with an HEA years in the making. Piper Rayne finally put them, and the rest of us, out of our misery. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the tension build and hearing about their interactions in the previous Single Dads Club books. But I don’t know how Charlie was able to wait so long. I would have given up on Garrett years ago. Of course, Charlie had more than just her heart invested in the outcome; she truly wanted what was best for Garrett as well as Sydney. And she believed that she could be that for them. Charlie pushed Garrett to see that he could love again, and she gave Sydney someone to lean on and open up to.
Charlie was such a wonderful, caring, and understanding woman. I loved her easy friendship with Sydney and her dedication to helping Garrett heal no matter how gruff he always acted. I was also pleased with how the authors portrayed her. She wasn’t a pushover nor did she spend all of her time pining over Garrett; Charlie had a life beyond him and was willing to walk away if it was what would be best for her or make him happy. Fortunately for Charlie, Garrett was ready to let love back in even if it took a night of passion and the overbearing brother/best friend, Vance, to make him see it. I was happy with their ending and loved the epilogue. Now we get to look forward to Vance’s story.
Some things that bugged me…
I wished we would have seen more interaction between the friends. What we did get was related to unfounded jealousy, which I didn’t understand, especially since it had never come up before in the previous books. It seemed a bit silly and forced to create unnecessary drama. I also felt like Garrett and Charlie’s story was rushed. I had high expectations for their book, maybe because of the build up, but I thought it needed more. I was a little disappointed in their backstory. It would have been nice to hear more about their history and less about Melissa. She was too prominent in their story after being dead for 12 years. I understood that she needed to be discussed and referred to since Garrett’s attitude and reluctance was a direct reflection of the pain he felt from her loss, but it was too much of a focus. However, I liked that he could acknowledge that their marriage may not have been perfect if she had survived.
Model: Jacob Rodney
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Time to get a life.
Time to start over.
Time to move beyond the past.
The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.
Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.
Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.
Charlotte Rose. Charlie.
She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.
There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in eleven years who has the potential to break me.
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Snap a picture and caption it ‘Teenage boy in front of his first Playboy’ because that’s exactly how I feel right now and I’d bet that’s how I look.
Charlie stands in the doorway wearing a white bikini, her nipples hard and erect, begging to be touched. The first thing I notice is the way she doesn’t cover up, but opens the door wider, ushering me in with her free hand.
“I expected the pool guy.” Her voice changes pitch and I gather she’s as affected by this situation as I am. The only difference is, my arousal can’t be hidden.
“He’s out of town, so you got me.”
“And you can fix it?”
I stop and tilt my head her way. “Is that even a question?”
“Well,” she walks faster to catch up to me as I use a key to open up the one door that’s locked from guests. “Oh, I always wonder what’s behind these doors when I rent other people’s vacation homes.” She peeks her head over my shoulder and the scent of her perfume makes a beeline for my dick, making it twitch.
As he’s begging for an introduction, I squat to get away, but she doesn’t relent. Her tits are practically resting on my shoulder.
“Ever heard of personal space?” I remark, grabbing my tool set.
“This isn’t half as exciting as I thought it would be.” She finally moves back and I stand with the toolbox in my hands.
“Did you think there would be a dead body?”
She shrugs. “Porn maybe?”
“Why would there be porn?”
She purses her lips and looks up at the ceiling. It’s innocent and cute and I’m not sure I ever remember seeing her doing it before. “You know, the owner can’t keep it in their own house because they have a preteen daughter, so they keep their stash in the closet and watch it when there are no guests here.”
“Let me guess? I’m the guy with the preteen daughter.”
“You’re so smart. I see where Sydney gets it from.” She smiles, a mouthful of straight white teeth.
I nod and walk away. She follows.
“Do you need help?”
“Since I really have no idea what I’m fixing, I don’t know yet.” I open the screen door to the hot tub.
“It wouldn’t turn on.”
“That’s not a good sign.”
I open up the back and start working on it. The little I know about hot tubs might not be enough.
Charlie sits on the edge of the hot tub and puts her feet in, her purple polished toenails dipping in and out of the water.
“I think I deserve a discount if I can’t use the hot tub.”
I look up at her and she’s smirking.
She’s quiet for a few minutes while I fiddle around trying to figure out the source of the problem.
“I’m curious, Garrett…” she pauses and I glance up at her. “How do my tits look in this bikini?”
What readers are saying:
“Garrett is the perfect man – hard and virile on the outside and soft and squishy on the inside.” – Heather from White Hot Reads
“I am absolutely and positively in love with our bearded sexy beast, Garrett!” – Kristy France, Goodreads Reviewer
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