Title: Hot and Bothered
Author: Kayla Perrin
In: Perfect for the Beach (Lori Foster, Janelle Denison, Erin McCarthy, MaryJanice Davidson, Kayla Perrin & Morgan Leigh)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 14th January 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: I made your favourite.
Marrying Trey Arnold after a whirlwind romance was the dumbest thing Jenna Maxwell ever did. Divorce is the simple solution, but once she sees Trey’s sexy smile again, things get complicated…and very, very hot.
Most romances you meet is about that moment that lovers meet and / or figure out that they’re meant for each other. Which makes sense, because that’s kind of the point of a romance. This story takes a bit of a departure from that. It’s about that moment afterwards, when things have completely fallen apart. And how things can be put back on track. When it’s not about that instant attraction, but making your crap and bullshit work with one another’s.
It is so incredibly easy to misinterpret other’s thoughts and actions. Especially when you’re talking about the one person that you love the most. After all, they’re the ones who have the greatest ability to hurt you. And, for most people, it’s much easier to pull away in such a circumstance. Easier, safer… at the time. I love that there is no one fully in the wrong in the split up of this marriage in this novella. Rather, it is about realising that you both have made mistakes, and you have to find a way beyond that.
There is a little sex and lust in this. There’s seduction and champagne and strawberries. But it’s really not about that. It’s about communication. And, take it from me… communicating with your loved one can be one of the single most difficult things to do.