I’m the type of girl who’s given up on fairy tales. So when Beck – the hot new busboy at work – starts flirting with me, I know better than to get my hopes up. Happily ever afters aren’t for the average. I learned that the hard way.
But how can I be expected to resist a man who can quote Austen, loves making me laugh, and seems to be everything hot and good in this world?
Only there’s so much more to him than that.
Billionaire playboy? Check.
Troubled soul? Check.
The owner of my heart, the man I’ve moved halfway across the country to be with, who’s laying the world at my feet in order to convince me to never leave? Check. Check. Check.
But nobody does complicated like the one percent.
This is not your everyday rags-to-riches, knight-in-shining armor whisking the poor girl off her feet kind of story. No, this is much messier.
I received a copy of this book from the author.
I enjoyed reading Alice and Beck book. Alice was spunky and thought quick on her feet. Beck was determined to get what he wanted and keep it and that was Alice.
Alice and Beck meet in the bar where she is a waitress and he is a bus boy. Seeing this relationship blossom was great. He told her from jump that she was going to be his wife. They start hanging out getting to know each other when Beck is called back home because of the death of his father.
Alice decides to follow Beck to Colorado and man does her world get turned upside down. Beck and his family are nothing like hers. His family try to get her to fit in. you know new clothes, new hair, makeup and grandma even sends her to a social event in her place. OH boy did that backfire on grandma. Alice has to deal with a lot between both his family and the public in general.
Alice does it all with grace and sass. She doesn’t let people walk all over her no matter who they are. The instant connection that Alice and Beck have was refreshing and I did enjoy watching their relationship grow despite all the roadblocks.
A few of my favorites:
“There are going to be people who don’t like me. And there are certainly going to be people who don’t like us together. But the thing is, they don’t matter. It’s up to you and me to decide what’s best for us.”
One of these days, when he yet again fails to warn me about something, I’m going to slap the boy right upside his handsome face. Or not so accidentally kick him in his sleep.
“I haven’t joined a cult,” I say. “But I have discovered what a salad fork is. Useful information, that.”
I don’t think any relationship worth having is always going to be easy. We’re two different people with our own thoughts and feelings. The fact that we also come from two very different worlds just adds to the challenge.”
A thing Mom once told me that seems pertinent is this: even heroes fuck up sometimes. At the end of the day, they too are only human.”
New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.
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