Over the past year, I’ve been called a lot of things. Slacker. Troublemaker. Party animal.
I thought I was on top of the world. Turns out, I was pretty close to rock bottom.
Now I have a new title: college dropout.
Talk about a reality check.
But I’ve got a chance to redeem myself. One summer to turn things around. Two months to prove I’m not a complete f*ck-up.
It’s time to change.
I want to get back to being one of the good guys.
I have everything I need to live out my dream of being a reclusive songwriter—my guitar, my notebook, and blissful silence.
At least, I did until Jimmy moved in next door.
With tattoos, piercings, and mischievous green eyes, he’s got bad news written all over him. And last time I got with a bad boy, it ended horribly.
Jimmy makes me feel things I shouldn’t feel. Want things I shouldn’t want. He’s a hazard to my carefully laid plans.
But he’s only here for two months.
I can resist him…right?
Yet another superb standalone story from Jamie Schlosser in The Good Guys series. This book can definitely be read as a totally standalone, although if you want meet any of the other characters first, then I’d suggest reading in order, but it’s not necessary.
I absolutely love this series of books, and the authors writing just keeps getting better and better. I’ve loved every book so far, and this one is no exception. Jimmy has certainly stolen a place in my heart.
Jimmy has been on a bit of a downward spiral, getting himself into unnecessary trouble and kicked out of University. After being determined to prove to both himself and his parents that he can sort himself out before going back to study after the summer, he goes to spend a couple of months sworn off the girls, the messing around and helping his elderly Grandma at her house in the small sleepy town she lives instead.
But obviously things don’t quite go to plan when he meet the gorgeous, slightly reclusive, songwriter, Mckenna, who is trying to live a quiet life following a haunting past a few years ago. The characters were brilliant, and I connected with them and their personalities immediately. I loved how they were both individually and together.
The secondary characters were just great, ultimately Jimmy’s Grandma Beverly!! If you have read Trucker, you will already be fully aware of her hilarious ways and her unfiltered comments. Well in this book we yet again get to experience her in her full glory! Just LOVE her!!! Not forgetting, we get to catch up with all of the other characters from the previous books too.
As always, the writing and story line flowed with pure perfection, and I have devoured this in one sitting! A story that is sweet, sexy, full of humour, romance, a few tears and plenty of HOT scenes too!
I cannot wait to see what Jamie brings us next!
***** 5 ‘Knock Knock’ STARS *****
What a book, full of highs and lows and moments of how the hell do you get past that !! That had me in tears, this author sure knows how to grab you and take you on a ride, leaving you spent when she dumps you out at the end.
McKenna, I felt everything with her and Jimmy was just perfect his love for the two main ladies in his life fe shone through !
Jamie’s writing is getting better and better and I can’t wait to watch and learn where she goes next
5 Stars !
Turning the corner, I stopped dead in my tracks at the sight in front of me.
It wasn’t Beverly. Or Ernie.
And I most definitely wasn’t good.
A guy wearing nothing but camo-print underwear and a peach-colored apron stood in front of the stove. He was facing away from me, and I caught sight of a large tattoo—angel wings—across the expanse of his muscular back.
Surprised, I let out a high-pitched squeak. The sound got the stranger’s attention and he started to pivot in my direction.
My eyes fell to his sculpted ass, the muscles flexing as he shifted his weight from one foot to the other. He wore briefs. Not boxers or boxer-briefs—actual tighties. No guy should look good in those, but damn, he did.
His black hair was shorter on the sides and longer on top. Some of the inky strands fell over his forehead, falling to just above his bright green eyes.
His lips were parted in surprise, and something flipped in my stomach at the sight of his mouth. The bottom lip was twice the size of the top. Plump. Pouty.
Dark tattoos painted his chest and he had colorful flowers down the length of his left arm. And…
Is that a nipple piercing?
Because of the apron, I couldn’t see his abs, but my guess was that he had a solid six-pack under there.
I opened my mouth to say something—anything.
I wanted to ask him what he was doing in Beverly’s house. Or apologize for walking in on him while he was naked.
Instead, my social awkwardness presented itself full-force with the words that tumbled out of my mouth next.
“If you tried to hide in the woods, at least no one would be able to see your ass.”
His emerald eyes widened. “What?”
Figuring he probably didn’t hear me the first time because of the loud music, I raised my voice. “Camouflage underwear. Your butt would totally blend in with the bushes.”
Looking like he was caught between laughing and being outraged, he opened his mouth to respond.
Then all hell broke loose.