Thursday, June 8, 2023

Stinger by Mia Sheridan - ARC Review

A spicy second-chance standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice.

Sometimes, you don't even realize anything is wrong until someone comes along and changes you, and makes you want more. 

Grace Hamilton is the girl with a plan. She knows exactly where her life is going, and prides herself on always achieving her goals. She's never stepped outside the lines she draws for herself, and never considered what her heart truly wants. That is, until him. 

Carson Stinger doesn't play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he doesn't care what others think of his choices, and takes each day as it comes. No direction, no plan. He knows what women want from him, and in his eyes, it's all he has to offer…until her. When unexpected circumstances force them together, Grace and Carson are swept up into the electric chemistry between them, surrendering to a steamy Las Vegas weekend in each other's arms. 

But for two people whose worlds could never coexist, they know their time is short. That is, until their hearts get involved without their permission… 

There was something about the idea of this one that really appealed to me, as I tend to like edgier and darker stories.

Grace is a somewhat straight-laced law student with a plan and Carson is a porn star with absolutely no plans aside from finishing out his contract with the studio and avoiding the adult film star groupies who try to grab him in...interesting places.

Of course, there is an instant attraction and conversation that gets oddly intimate after they get stuck n an elevator. The idea of the book is that you connect with someone but know any relationship has a pre-defined expiration date, so there is no real risk in being yourself.

Both, however, come away from teh experience changed and with a different path than they had intended before the weekend...and then they spend some time apart, coming back together 5 years later and in different places in their lives.

I loved the way this story was constructed, it was like we got the prologue and the epilogue, but fleshed out in a way that made it compelling and really interesting.

This is a rerelease of a title that has been out for a while, and there are some minor parts of it that did feel like the story was from a few years ago, but not enough to pull me out of the story.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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