Sam Cooper ("Coop") has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn't interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.
Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Coop's antique ring, and its—potentially scandalous—history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart—and her family secrets—to this most eligible bachelor?
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I happened upon this read following one of our fellow bloggers sites. I figured I'd give it a try coming from one of the reviewers we respect. It's not in the usual paranormal genre, but I enjoy a good read.
I had never read Carly Phillips before, but I can tell you I will be again!!! This read was definitely one I didn't put down. It was quick-witted and full of fun romance. I finished it in about 4 hours.
Coop is a instantly, likeable character. He is recovering from a past that leaves him wary of new relationships. He's thrown himself into his work as a hope to avoid his personal life. After getting thrown into the limelight, he finds that maybe his personal life was in a little need of attention and he knows just who can help with it. His complete opposite - Lexie. Lexie is an independent woman (I love that quality) and she wants to figure out what the story is with Coop's ring and her family. Never thinking a business situation would turn personal, Lexie has to overcome her past issue in order to figure out where her future will go.
Phillip's writing is great. I was sucked in. There is some great humor when Lexie's grandmother gets involved, I definitely laughed out loud. Lexie and Coop are easy to relate to, which made this read easy to see before your eyes. They definitely say what they mean and then learn from their mistakes. I can't wait for the next in this series - Love Me if You Dare. Phillips has many other reads that I'm adding to my to-be-read list. Enjoy!
Rating - 4/5