Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Loveswept
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In this edgy, sizzling romance for fans of Monica Murphy and Abbi Glines, a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.
Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can’t stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can’t-miss experiences, but she hasn’t completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she’s tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.
Inheriting a porn empire isn’t every guy’s dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn’t complaining. It’s just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he’s been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can’t help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Everly Parker comes from a family who sets the bar high, especially her mother who expects her daughter to follow in her footsteps becoming a high powered attorney working for a world class firm upon her graduation from law school. Everly finds herself questioning this career for the first time in her life when she inherits her grandmother’s home and discovers a love for decorating that fulfills her in ways that the thought of practicing corporate law never did.
Meeting Max Levin by accident in her favorite study spot when he is there to interview her two housemates, who are paid escorts, the attraction is not immediate on her part but scorching on his.
Everly is everything Max is not, she is uptight, focused solely on the business of her studies and generally dresses plainly without frills or makeup. In effect the exact opposite of the kind of women he normally finds himself surrounded by, women whose obvious sexuality and love of having a good time override any other consideration.
As someone who has not been exposed to the industry Everly naturally makes assumptions about Max and his family due to their pornography production company, White Lace. She assumes that Max is a spoiled playboy who views all women as a notch on his bedpost, especially since at first meeting he makes no effort to conceal his fascination with her body.
Not only is Everly proven wrong about Max but he is surprisingly proved wrong about his misconceptions of her as well as they get to know each other when he offers to help her with the Bucket List her grandmother asked her to undertake before she died.
Despite opposition from her parents Everly continues to grow closer to Max, what started out as a simple exercise to open her eyes to the wonders of the world around her has become something much more personal for both of them. As they grow closer both law school for Everly and following in his father’s footsteps for Max to run White Lace no longer appeal to either one of them.
However how do you find it in your heart to abandon a lifelong dream and hurt the ones who have made it their mission for you to achieve it? Not only that but what do you do instead? These are the issues that torment both Everly and Max throughout the story, with a few other issues that almost tear them apart for good.
This is not the usual type of love story that I read that is for sure. This was however funny, serious, entertaining, sexy, informative and an all around lovely tale of two people who under different circumstances would have never gotten together.
Everly and Max worked well, polar opposites in many ways but in all the ways that count perfectly matched, it was a joy to see them fall in love and work their way to an HEA!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]