Wow, did I enjoy the crap out of this book. When I decide to read a romance novel, what I'm really looking for is escape - I want to read something completely unlike my actual life, with situations that I would never find myself in. And boy, oh boy, did this fit the bill.
Hot, brooding stranger? Check. Potentially ill-advised sexual exploration? Check. Rich, funny, nearly irritatingly perfect friends? Check. It's the combination I need for a perfect bit of escapism, and this novel hit all the right buttons. The main characters were realistically flawed, and I found myself rooting for their romance from the beginning. I couldn't stop turning the pages, because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
This was a great piece of fun, sexy entertainment, and I can't wait to read the next installment.
(I received a copy of this novel in ebook form from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.)