Talk about living up to the series title. If you love an opposites attract story this is definitely the one for you. Maya and Alex fall on the opposite ends of the spectrum in some ways and yet have such similar values that it makes it easy to how they can fit so well together despite their differences.
Maya is fearless. She goes after what she wants, sometimes without thinking and finding herself in not so great situations, but more often than not does end up achieving her initial goal. I loved her spontaneity and joy of life, as well as her huge heart.
Alex lives inside the lines. He plays it safe and rarely steps outside of the structured life he’s made for himself, but he is most definitely not a stick in the mud. He’s charming and has a way of setting people at ease around him and he’s easy on the eyes. But what made me love Alex was his need to connect with his daughter. He wanted to understand why she loved the things she does and made every effort to learn about all of it, down to the tiniest detail.
Maya and Alex’s journey to their HEA had a few bumps, but for the most part was a fun, sweet and flirty ride. I loved their flirtations as well as how honest they were with each other about their insane physical attraction to each other and it was fun to see Maya get under Alex’s skin and his struggle to stick to his self imposed rules. And though things do progress quickly, nothing feels rushed. They get to know each other and what makes them tick and end up admiring and respecting each other’s strengths instead of being intimidated by them.
As for the whole Charli (Alex’s daughter) and Rachel (Charli’s mom) situation I really liked how it was handled. It was done without an overabundance of angsty drama and more with common sense and maturity and put in a realistic light. I loved Charli and how comfortable she was in her own skin and loved what she loved.
This book was a fun and quick read. I did feel as if there was something missing from the story, what I still can name so I’m chalking it up to it just being a me thing, but overall if you love the opposites attract trope and likes things on the sweeter side of the spectrum then you most definitely need to give this one a go!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley ~
Maya Goodwin doesn't believe in holding back. Ever. As a cop, she never hesitated to throw herself into harm's way to save someone. Even after an injury on the job forces her to retire, she's not afraid to keep risking it all to get the life she wants. With a new career teaching martial arts to kids already underway, she's looking forward to the future - and taking a chance on the unbelievably hot Dr. Alex Nolan.
Maya - daring and spontaneous - is the exact opposite of what Alex always thought he wanted. But when a nine-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up on his doorstep, Maya is the one who helps them hold it together. With love on the line, will the guy who's always played it safe be willing to take the biggest risk of all?
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they're shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).