Series: Holiday/Hammer #3
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on September 12th 2016
“The woman I want is the woman I married. Just a few days ago I thought we shouldn’t be tied like this, that we should have a fresh start. But now that I’m certain of how I feel, I don’t want the two of us to end. I want us to keep going. The only problem is she desperately wants me to be her ex-husband by tomorrow at noon.”
FINAL DECISION: Funny and light, this is a classic romantic comedy with a hero who doesn’t know what he wants, a heroine determined to give him what he says he wants, sexy public sex and two people for whom what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there.
THE STORY: Wyatt Hammer has a problem. He falls for women involved in his business and lives to regret it. When he and his sexy and adorable assistant Natalie travel to Vegas, what starts as a great business opportunity goes south. The two decide to have a classic Vegas evening with drinking, gambling and quickly becomes sexual escapades on a roller coaster, public sex and getting married by a bad Elvis impersonator. When the two wake in the morning, they also have to get a quickie annulment. As they return home to New York, Wyatt finds that he has a problem. He can’t keep his hands off his soon to be ex-wife.
OPINION: This book made me laugh out loud. It was funny and sexy and crazy. Wyatt and Natalie have quite a night in Vegas. Anyone who has imagined what it would be like to throw all caution to the wind and live the Vegas promise of excess. I loved the scenes in Vegas which might be one of my favorite oops wedding ever.
Wyatt is sweet and a bit silly after his bad experiences with women. He makes some irrational decisions and lets his fears overcome him, and yet is is adorable. One of my favorite part of Blakely’s heroes is that they are naughty talking (and doing) men and yet they have a deep emotional core that makes them good men. Wyatt is a good guy at heart and he made me smile.
Natalie is a good match for Wyatt. Adventurous like Wyatt, she is a stabilizing influence for Wyatt. He likes that she takes care of him in various ways. You also have to like a heroine who knows martial arts and tossing the hero easily! She is determined to give Wyatt what he claims he wants even if she knows that they are good together.
This is a great book if you are looking for a funny read that keeps it light and amusing. I liked the emotional connection with these characters but there is more humor than angst.
WORTH MENTIONING: This book is almost completely from the hero’s point of view.
CONNECTED BOOKS: WELL HUNG is the third book in the Holiday/Hammer series. It can be read as a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.