Happy Saturday …. y’all are going to love Damian!
by AJ Pryor
My fiancé is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me . . .
Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.
Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.
Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.
One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love…a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?
These two are just a whole bag of trouble. . . Damian is only interested in a long-term relationship but he has some secrets he’s holding onto with a death grip. Addison has had her heart trample on by her ex, but she’s having trouble letting him go. With the two living next to each other, and a lot of simmering attraction, you know that it is going to bubble over and cause all sorts of a big mess. And it is – for every step forward they make, they quickly find themselves two steps back. But Pryor does it very well, because at no time did I find myself annoyed or bored with them. Instead it is well-developed and engaging (although I do wonder how so much can go wrong for these two), with characters that make sense and are enjoyable to get to know.
There’s a lot of angst going on in this story so make sure you are ready for it – they really can’t catch a break. But it’s the good kind and I quickly found myself pulling for them to figure it out so they could get to their HEA. It isn’t an easy journey for them, and there is definitely a lot of heartbreak along the way, but I cheered for them when they finally got there and that’s a win in my book.
A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. If not home writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio or the soccer field with her girls. An avid reader of contemporary romance, new adult and young adult novels, her Kindle is always within reach. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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