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Publishers: Harlequin: Cosmo Red Hot Reads
Published: 1st December 2013
Genre: Adult, Romance, 18+ age group
Main Characters: Hayley, Nico
Date Read: 18th November 2013
"Wardrobe malfunction" doesn't begin to cover it.
With a rip louder than the "I dos," Hayley's hideous bile-yellow bridesmaid dress explodes. She's always had enviable curves, but nearly naked wasn't quite the look she'd been going for at her ex's wedding.
She's rushed from the altar under the best man's designer tux jacket. Hayley's expecting a blast of icy disapproval from sexy, sophisticated Niccolò Rossi—his usual reaction to anything she does. What she gets is a kiss that nearly melts what's left of her polyester nightmare gown.
It's impossible on a million levels. Exuberant engineer Hayley and buttoned-up lawyer Nico have never seen eye to eye—but skin to skin? Oh, mio… So when Nico shows up at her flat on Christmas Day to give her a fabulous gift—himself—Hayley's delighted to do the unwrapping. But it's just a holiday fling. By New Year's Day, she'll come back to her senses…unless Nico's sensual skills tear away all her resolve.
I stumbled across this on Netgalley and though it sounded like a fun read so thought I would give it a try but not expecting to love it as much as I did.
I do like the composition of the cover which I feel makes it stand out but what I love the most is the red tie as it really does stand out.
When I fist started this book it was a bit late at night so I thought I would just read a little bit just to see if I even liked it but then just over an hour later I had finished it, yes it is a short book but it was down to the content that had me enthralled with the book. There was quite a lot of times when I was laughing out loud which I really enjoyed as I haven't read many books that are very humorous like this one was. The romance side of the story did seem a bit out of the blue but I didn't mind as you could feel the chemistry flying off the pages. One of the best novellas I have read in a long time so glad I gave it a try.
At first I wasn't sure about Hayley as who in there right mind would be a bridesmaid for an ex-boyfriend she just didn't seem right but the more we get to know her the more her humour comes out making her a great character. Nico I loved he is like all those alpha male characters we've met before but I don't care as I was really drawn to him. There was a couple of other side characters but they wasn't in it much it was mainly about these two characters and I loved them.
Overall it was a fab and fun read that I would recommend to anyone over the age of 18.