Title: More Than A Fling
Series: A Cottage Grove Novel
Author: Amber Nation
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Julia Caldwell has long since mastered the art of seduction in order to catch the only thing on her radar; one night stands. Having two failed marriages under her belt, she’s learned to keep her feelings in check and remain aloof, not wanting to get caught up in another pesky relationship only for it to end eventually in heartache. As the manager of a prestigious Hair Salon in Nashville, she succeeds in keeping the opposite sex at arms-length except when it suits her and her needs. That is until she lands on Cottage Grove soil.
Dean Parker has just as many failed marriages against him, and with being a divorce lawyer it eventually has him thinking that’s why his conquests always fall through, due to his occupation. After seeing his two childhood friends rekindle their flame and earning the happily ever after he so desperately craves, he decides to give up. That it’s not worth the heartache he’s been put through. Until he meets the snarky spitfire who gets under his skin.
Throwing the two of them together in the same town for the wedding of their best friends, Julia isn’t against having another fling, even if it is with Dean, but he definitely has other plans of making it more than that. Amongst their non-defined affair, lurking somewhere in the darkness is a shadow from one of their pasts who will stop at nothing to make sure that happily ever after’s stay where they belong, in the fairy tales.
Julia Caldwell has two failed marriages underneath her belt and she has long since mastered the art of seduction in order to catch the only thing in her radar; one night stands.
She succeeds at keeping the opposite sex at a distance except when it suits her and her needs.
Dean Parker is a divorce lawyer with just as many failed marriages against him.
With his two best friends rekindling their relationship he is searching and craving his own happily ever after.
Julia and Dean are thrown together for their best friends wedding and Julia isn't against having a fling with Dean but Dean definitely has other plans of making it more.
There is a shadow lurking in the darkness from one of their pasts who will stop at nothing to see that their happily ever after stays where it belongs in the fairy tales.
A fast paced enjoyable read I had a hard time putting this book down.
Dean and Julia both have a snarky humor and it clearly shows in the way they tend to interact with each other.
I personally felt like Julia was a little too harsh at certain times with Dean but Dean proved he could hold his own when it came to her. I didn't read the first book in the series (will have to remedy that seeing as I want to know more about Eden and Baylor) but we see quite a bit from these two seeing as they are getting married and you could just tell that both of them wanted what was best for Julia and Dean.
Loved the ending think it was perfect for these two.
Amber is a stay at home mom currently residing in Southern Indiana with her husband and two beautiful daughters. If she’s not shopping, going to concerts or roadtrips, or having her nose stuck in a book you’ll often find her at the ball field watching one of the numerous sports that her girls are involved in.
She is the author of the contemporary romance Brown County Series, titles include Not Alone, Runaway Love, How To Save A Life, and Unconditionally (M/M). And Cottage Grove series, More Than A Memory.