Title: Surprise, Baby!
Standalone Companion Novel to All About the D
transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond
hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.
damnedest to take care of me…
can’t change us that much, can it?
*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review ***
From enemies to lovers, there’s one thin line and Kendall and Drew are going to learn it the hard way. When you see these two in the same room, the lust and hate turned into that smoking hot chemistry. But still hate was still the major point for not doing anything just acquaintances.
Put these two out of their comfort zone and safe environment and everything changed. Seeing each other in a new light, not in their haze of hate and confused feelings. I adored their dynamics.
The authors wrote in a great way how two people who you wouldn’t imagine as a couple or mostly in a relationship, tried to navigate into this something new, when they had so much to learn from each other. So not easy and also what came with a relationship was trust and also communication, mostly when they went to that road when had to prepare to be parents when they felt so insecure about their new status.
For a PR agent, Kendall wasn’t doing a great job to show her feelings and telling Drew her fears and hope for their future, as Andrew was holding back about his. How his past relationships and also crazy lifestyle might influence her to take the leap of faith, to let him in.
I got the guy though, trying to be a better man and to live without the approval or love of his family, just having his best friend, Josh and Evie, his grandma and the few people he cared about.
As you might guess, the lack of communication and misunderstanding would be a huge sensitive point, watching loving each other but too afraid to let their feelings known. I appreciated to read about their struggles and how they had to fight for it if they wanted to make it work. I had to admit, I’ve been frustrated a lot but it was really worth it.
The only thing was as much they managed to have that amazing sexual chemistry, as much as I adored these two together, I wanted at some point more confrontation and fire, not only in the bedroom when they had found their balance of naughtiness and dirty talks, which was definitely so hot.
For the ones who have read Josh’s book, that version of Drew was someone so utterly charming, sweet and of course very naughty with a fragile side that you haven’t get to see when you met him in the first book. Kendall was that badass girl who once she found love was a bit freaked out but trying to give them a chance. Even if they didn’t start their relationship in a conventional way, doing their own things backwards, cumbersome sometimes but you couldn’t not feel how much they were so right for each other.
It was a fun read, with a dual POV that put a smile on my face, made me laugh and swoon a lot, adding a strong hint of smoking hot chemistry. Heartwarming, engaging and pretty addictive to me! Next book, ladies!