Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Also in this series: Own Me
Synopsis:For Cohen Rodriguez, getting dumped by his girlfriend was bad enough. Being told he's “not impulsive enough” was just the cheap parting gift. Still, he takes a break from his über responsible ways and dates his way through Silver Strand. Except it's not exactly turning out the way he thought...
On top of that, there's Maren Walshe, whose combination of sexy and down-to-earth is everything Cohen wants in a girl. But while they've recently been talking on the phone and texting every day, they've never actually met. Now Maren wants to meet. In person. Faced with turning his oh-so-safe fantasy girl into an uncertain reality, Cohen and Maren are both about to dive head first, ready or not.
I really enjoyed this story! This was my first time reading Lexi Scott, but it won't be my last. Both Cohen and Maren are fun characters to get to know, although there were a few instances when Maren grated on my nerves, but what character doesn't do that at some point in a book? The premise of the story was entertaining, and the banter between Cohen and Maren was fun with a mixture of sweet. I loved the character development for them; Cohen, who thinks his relationship is going along okay and was even thinking of marriage until his girlfriend shocks him not once but twice; Maren has had it hard the last few years, having to drop out of school to take care of her father while living in a craptacular place. The friendship between Cohen and Maren starts innocently enough, until the texts back and forth take place and that's when things begin to change in their friendship.
Overall a fun story to read and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.