Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . .Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . .Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.Buy Links:
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The Archers of Avalon is one of my favorite YA series and it’s totally underrated. I love her NA books equally as much!
Kayla had a rough childhood, being torn from her dad and thinking she wasn’t good enough her whole life. Her mother was terrible but she persevered. I liked her a lot. She was strong but vulnerable and really sweet. Her inner monologue was so hilarious and I was cracking up the whole time.
Daren – such a great guy. He acted like this manwhore who didn’t care about anything going on but it was just the opposite. He was really caring even though he had a tough time growing up just like Kayla. He was also super hot. :)
The plot was just so funny and entertaining; being handcuffed to another person for a scavenger hunt. I laughed the whole time but there were also some really sentimental scenes and I found myself tearing up a bit. I loved the distinct dual POV writing. The romance was cute. They were clearly attracted to each other but they both had the wrong impression of each other to being with. But it all ended up well.
Jenna’s book is next and she’s a firecracker so I can’t wait!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: Instantly he crushes his lips against mine, more fully than before, and I eagerly kiss him back. He grips my jaw, not roughly but not gently either, as he runs his tongue down the seam of my lips and I open for him, softly moaning as his tongue slips inside my mouth and rolls over my own. Our mouths meet in a hungry collision, kissing and pulling and licking at each other.
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!
About the Author:
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She's ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.Find Chelsea at: