Published: 21st March 2019
Author: Piper Rayne
What’s a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? That’s right. Text. Message.
How does she pick up the pieces and move on? I’m no Dear Abby but here’s a little free advice…
Advice #1 – First, purge your apartment of all things him—by tossing his belongings off the balcony.
Advice #2 – Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because you’ll injure your hot new neighbor.
Advice #3 – When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. It’s awkward when you realize he’s your boss.
Advice #4 – Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sister’s wedding as collateral.
Advice #5 – Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Don’t trust his word even if he’s the world’s best kisser.
If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. It’s the most important and will save you a lot of heartache.
LOVESICK IN LAKE STARLIGHT
Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set in a different country. Alaska to be exact, though not sure the town Lake Starlight is real, if it is then I really want to go to it!
Ok so there are so many siblings with this series that it might take a few books before I have all the names and what they do down in my head. It’s good that even though they are all in each of the books they are not given the same amount of focus, some only speaking in passing. This way you can get slowly introduced to their characteristics and what makes them great. Can’t wait to crack on with the rest of the series now, as what I have read so far with the first two books has been great!
So this one starts, as the title suggests, right after Brooklyn has been stood up at her wedding. Her dickhead of an ex Jeff decided that he wasn’t going to go through with it and thought the best way to tell her was by text 5 minutes before she was meant to walk down the aisle. What a knob! A slap is in order when she finds him. Good riddance is all her family, and us readers, will say. She just might take a little longer to see things that way. Having been through this you can see why her first thought is to go to their new apartment and throw everything of his out the window. When that gets shut the open door is her next target with a flying book. Seems to hit the mark with her new neighbour – as in his head that is. Now that is quite the introduction. Good job Juno and Savannah were there to smooth the waters. Though in Juno case – being the town matchmaker and all – she finds her senses are soon tingling in regards to said hot new neighbour and her sister. Not long before the rest of the family piles in for pizza and beer therapy. Grama Dori might have arrived after the others but she brings a gift with her while getting a helping hand up the stairs – hot new neighbour Wyatt. Seems he is about to get taken into fold.
Wyatt’s just moved to Lake Starlight where his father has just brought another hotel to add to his growing empire Whitmore hotels. Now Glacier Point Resort needs a lot of work but his father has given clear instructions that it needs to be done in six months before the ski season starts. His methods are for Wyatt to try out each job role within the hotel – Bellhop to start – even though he will technically be the new manager. If he proves himself then his father will let him take the reins of one of the hotels, well that’s the plan anyway. He needs to see which staff members and what departments are working well and which are not. He is lying by omission by not being honest about who is really is – especially when he finds out he is Brooklyn’s new boss. This might turn out to be a mistake when Brooklyn and him start to get closer.
Now our poor girl Brooklyn was planning on going her honeymoon anyway to get away from everything but it seems Jeff the dickhead cancelled her ticket. Slap here we come! So it seems she is just going to spend two weeks in hiding at her apartment without telling her family so she can decompress. Wyatt just happens to come across her after getting back from the airport and let’s just say she is not in the best of ways. He decides to help her by keeping her secret but after giving her a week to wallow he knows he needs to step in, if nothing else to feed her. He might not have wanted to get into the middle of this but he seems to find himself there anyway trying to pull her out of it.
With her new outlook on life in she needs a new purpose and decides that she wants to start a business selling her essential oils she makes. I’m sure Wyatt could help her with that. She decides to make him a deal, if he helps her with the business then she will be his date to his sisters wedding to get his mum off his back. Sure what’s the worse that could happen?
They have such a connection and are clearly drawn to each other. It kind of goes strangers to friends to lovers with the vibes these two are putting out. Who will make the first step? It just takes one kiss and its like fireworks are set off. Holy hell they hot for each other. He’s leaving in a few months though so they need to keep their heads in check, shame the same can’t be said for their hearts when troubles start to brew.
This time around we see a lot more of some of Brooklyn’s other brothers, especially Rome and Denver, along with their friend Liam. I loved the dynamics between them, great brothers, very loyal and protective of their family. Love Grama Dori’s words of wisdom too, always given at just the right moment. Let’s hope people are listening to her!
Love the Buzz Wheel stories, I wonder what Bailey will be next as they are sure to all make an appearance at some point. Jeff’s one shows that he might have had a little payback Bailey style, but which Bailey are we thinking?
All I can say is that’s how you set up for the next story – jaws on the floor all round! Can’t wait to continue with the Bailey clan. Another great story so onto the next I say.
5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the authors via Inkslinger PR for my honest review.
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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.