Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancée married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut—a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?
Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck—but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.
Marco and Carrie were appealing as a couple. I really related to Carrie, and I think we all would, and the idea that she was a little insecure from things that happened to her growing up, and as a result, she took Marco's interest as teasing.
I liked how real this felt, how much it made me feel like I was able to relate to Carrie, especially as she is now a semi-successful model, albeit at the end of her career.
I enjoyed the book overall. There was a little more depth than I was expecting, and the enemies to lovers, even though there really was no actual enemy relationship was fun. I liked that they were willing to work with one another to give something great to their friends.
I also enjoyed how the 8 month trip to Spain was resolved, the way it was handled and allowed her relationship to move forward without her having to give up any of her personal successes.
The pacing and the writing were both good, although the book did seem to move a lot faster at the end than at the beginning, so there was a little bit of an issue there, but not enough for me to be unable to enjoy the book.
This is the 2nd in a series. The characters from the previous book are a major part of the plot, and the initial meeting with Marco and Carrie is in the first book, but this is a standalone. You do not need to have read the previous to enjoy this.
I recommend this book.
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