Publication date: 19th April 2016
*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
There’s one must-have toy this Christmas, and Neala Clarke has told her niece Charli she’ll get it for her. Never mind that she’s got less than a week and it looks like everywhere is sold out. She’s promised Charli a Fire Princess doll—and Neala is a woman of her word.
Darcy Hart is a people-pleaser. So when his adorable six-year-old nephew, Dustin, asks for a particular doll at the last minute, he says yes. Luckily for Darcy, there’s one left in stock at the local toy store. Unluckily for Darcy, he’s not the only person who wants it—and his rival is the one woman who’s immune to his charms.
Neala and Darcy have loved to hate each other since they were kids, and they’re both willing to do whatever it takes to get that doll. This can’t possibly end well for both of them…can it?
This is the first New Adult book that I’ve ever read, and let me tell you it is NOTHING like my usual YA go-to books. I’m not sure if all New Adult books are like this or if I’m just an over-sensitive soul.
The characters are great! And their Irish-ness really comes across. If you are into the whole Irish accent and whatnot you’ll really enjoy this. It’s an enjoyable laugh out loud book!
Hooooowever, there was a LOT of swearing, but I kind of expected that, seeing as how the target audience is old enough to be alright with that. (SPOILER ALERT!) I have to say when a couple of the characters get together (It’s not really a spoiler, because it’s kind of obvious from the beginning that they’ll get together at some point), the author describes their “intimate moment” in TOO MUCH DETAIL! I did NOT need to know how every single thrust felt like! Eugh! And the worst part is this “description” went on for 9 pages!!!
I think I might be scarred for life!
This is definitely not a “family friendly” book, but the author has a lovely writing style! There’s a lot of dialogue, which makes the story go at a fast pace overall. It’s not very descriptive, except for those horrifying 9 pages from hell!