Fiction – Contemporary Romance
Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran – quite literally – into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either…
Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can’t help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn’s new celebrity client, there’s even more at stake than Dax’s custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she’ll be promoted to partner.
The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?
After hearing great things about this book and obsessing over the cover, I decided to bump it up on my TBR list. SO glad I did! Wow, I loved this one way more than I expected.
While I was expecting a cutesy romance, I was pleasantly surprised by the depth this story contained. It had a great balance of real life struggles and flirty fun! It reminds me a bit of The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez in all the best ways. Not that the content is the same, but that there is so much more depth to the story line than I anticipated.
I loved these characters! Both Kailyn and Dax both had such sweet and endearing qualities about them. I loved that they were flawed and worked toward improving themselves. Their relationship is highly entertaining to watch unravel. From the classic enemies to lovers, seeing how it unfolds was so enjoyable. While there are some steamy scenes in this book, I actually felt like it was pretty limited. I didn’t encounter one until about half way through the book. You could easily skip over them if that’s something you don’t enjoy.
I flew through this book and would highly recommend this when you’re looking for a book to get caught up in. I look forward to reading more books by Helena Hunting!