Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in the Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…
Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance—without burning down the house? AMAZON 3.5 STARS
There was a fun, unexpected beginning to the book. Misunderstandings begin to pile up making for some unusual conversations. And some of the amusing conversations kept right on happening. In fact they were downright funny.
I liked being able to read each of the main character's P.O.V, which were completely separated.
Rian, just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to men. The "hot guys" she tends to like end up being what she calls, "A-holes". And the dating apps that show her "perfect" match, are SO wrong it's laughable. And when there is a comparison on the app between Rian and Pierce it comes up with a really low rating.
Pierce's sister, Amalie was a hilarious addition, she was a free spirit with a great sense of humor and style. She only shows up a few times but she adds to the story.
Rian was "prickly" according to Pierce but he liked that. Her mouth gets her into trouble more than once but once again Pierce finds that amusing. And to be honest quite a few times she gets into funny situations that end up embarrassing her.
It's interesting that Pierce has spent so much of his time in a job he doesn't like. It's all to please his father and the whole time he is miserable. You can even see in high school he played football JUST because his father wanted it. All of that is kind of sad to me but he is trying to find a way out of a job he hates.
It sounds like Rian's sister Marley and Pierce's brother Lawson have some traits in common. Being free spirited, although Lawson seems to be a bit more focused when it came to buying up houses. Of course Pierce was there mainly as back up to get the places fixed and as a breather from his job.
This ended up being just a fun summer read for me. Just to let you know there is some very adult language in the book too.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion of it.