Rian Thompson thought she joined the gym to get healthy. Little did she know she was about to add hundred and ninety pounds of swoonworthy abdominal muscles and arrogance to her life.
Every day in Rians’s life follows a predictable pattern, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s got a nice job, a nice place to live, and a nice family – even if they are a little wedding-zilla-ish at the moment.
She doesn’t need anything spectacular to be happy. She just needs to get healthy – mentally, physically. . . and maybe spiritually if that happens. But she’ll settle for two out of three until her sister finally gets hitched.
Carlos Davies thought his life was perfect. Little did he know it was about to be turned upside down by a woman who is not his type.
In Carlos’s mind, his life is damn near perfect. He’s got a great job, a great place to live, and a great stash of pick up lines that always work. It has occurred to him that maybe no one actually takes him all that seriously. But with these bulging biceps and thick, dark hair, does that even matter since he’s never sleeping alone?
★★★ 3 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓲𝓿𝓮𝔀 ★★★
I am struggling with my thoughts on this book. I liked it. I didn't like it. I teetered back and forth throughout the book. My overall thought is definitely somewhere in the middle.
The plot itself is interesting. I thought it definitely would be a winner. The recipe was there. The characters were all in place...
If I'm being honest, this book only kept my attention half of the time. I just wasn't feeling the characters' connection and attraction to one another. The book jumps all over the place with their interactions and feels superficial.
I think I am in the minority on the characters. I liked Carlos, but I didn't like Rian. Her parts in the book annoyed me. She was too focused on the wrong things. Her character was determined to always assume the worst in people. She honestly came across and hating men in many places. That's a turn off for me.
Carlos is awesome. I love that I got to see his struggle within himself. His preconceived notions of what he wanted versus what he found himself wanting was interesting to me. I don't think Rian's character deserved him... Like I said before, I', probably in the minority.
There were parts of the book that had me chuckling and smiling. Some parts I breezed through, turning the pages waiting to see what would happen next. Overall, I did enjoy the book, mostly. I'm glad I read it. I just wanted to see Rian's character be a bit stronger and a little more mature.