Series: Houston's Finest, #2
Author: Erin Rylie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: April 12, 2019
Review Source: eARC
Carlos Ramirez has always prided himself on two things: being damn good at his job on the Houston police force and being able to land any woman he wants. When a devastating car accident leaves him crippled and in excruciating pain, he begins to rely too heavily on his prescription painkillers. The only person who can help him heal is the only woman who has ever rejected him—and on more than one occasion. Living with Kelsey while he works through physical therapy wasn’t anything he ever expected to happen, but it might just be what he needs.
Review Source: eARC
After a divorce that left her doubting her ability to love, Kelsey Byrne wants nothing to do with relationships. Unfortunately for her, the only man she could see herself loving needs a place to live and help while he recovers. She had a hard time pushing him away after a one-night stand, so how can she possibly keep him at arm’s length when he’s in her house every day, playing with her son, cooking her meals, and leaving her cute notes every morning? Carlos may be working his way into her heart one sweet gesture at a time, but can she give him everything knowing that she’s more than a little broken inside?
I am newbie when it comes to Erin Rylie and I was quite surprised to see that she is new on the scene herself. I was taken by surprise by this book and really had no clue that it is part of a series. I definitely need to go back and read the first in the series.
Carlos has had an unfortunate accident that has left him with a lengthy recovery. Not wanting to move in with his mom he moves in with his “friend.”
Kelsey has just gone through a divorce and that has left her with a sense of not being able to love. Carlos has been a great friend but one night of passion is always in the back of Kelsey’s mind. She never gives in to Carlos’ advances and tries to keep it in the friend zone. That is until she takes him in to nurse him back to health.
This book had my attention from the beginning, and I had plenty of laugh out loud moments. I really loved Carlos’ personality and his raw emotions. Kelsey had her issues too so this was kind of beautiful to read and see everything mesh together. I am excited to see what Ms Rylie has in store for us next!!
I'm a Montana born, Texas raised New Jersey transplant with a degree in hospitality. At 29 years old, I decided it was finally time for me to pursue my real passion in life - writing. I've been writing princess stories and LOTR fan-fiction since I was in middle school, so the transition into romance has been fun!
When I'm not writing, I'm reading (fantasy, sci-fi and romance are my genres) or working. I'm currently obsessed with Brooklyn Nine Nine which should tell you all you need to know about my sense of humor.
Finally, I am 100% an old cat lady. My cats Socks and Kaz are little weirdos and I love them more than most people.