AJ Walsh is used to being the good guy for his parents, friends, and girlfriends. He always goes out of his way to put others first and is used to being in relationships before having sex. But when the sexy tattooed pixie walks up to his bar, he instantly wants her. While AJ is trying to break out of his good guy role, Brett Conlon is trying to clean up her act. In order to become the manager of her family's newest tattoo shop, she needs to prove to her father and brothers that she is more responsible and has left the wild child behind. But when AJ takes an interest in Brett, she decides she can't say no to a night of fun with him. When her brother catches her with AJ, she blurts out that AJ is her boyfriend. AJ and Brett decide to pretend that they are in a relationship until after she gets the manager position, and in the meantime they will explore the passion between them. But as time goes on and they get to know one another, can the walk away at the end or will there be more between them than just sex?
I really liked AJ. He was so much more than just his good guy reputation, but even when he was a bit more wild he was still a really great guy. He was thoughtful and caring and really sweet. I liked seeing him take a bit more control though and explore his desires. He was able to have fun with Brett in and out of the bedroom. I really enjoyed seeing him learn to loosen up a bit but also explore a bit more of his alpha side. Brett was fantastic. She was strong and comfortable with herself, and I loved that she made no excuses for herself. She stuck to what she believed in and wasn't afraid to be herself regardless of what anyone else thought. She was really great for AJ, and I liked how supportive she was of him. She listened to him and allowed him to heal after what had happened to him as a child, and showed him that he was the best when he was himself. I was so glad to see that she stood up for him and let his parents know exactly what was going on. These two were just a really great pair and I liked seeing them as they fell for one another. They had great chemistry as well, and were really steamy together.
Overall, this was a really great read. I enjoyed the story and really liked the characters. I loved the fact that Brett wasn't afraid to put others in their place when needed, and she accepted AJ for who he was. These two were really perfect for one another, and their relationship just felt right. This book was a really solid read, and I thought that Elle Kennedy wrote a really satisfying story. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a really good, quick contemporary romance. This story was easy to lose myself in and was a great way to spend a few hours. I think that Brett and AJ's story is one that readers will really enjoy and find easy to relate to.
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