What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They're both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.
I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.
I’d make my coworker fall for me.
I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.
Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.
The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.
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I am in love with the hero! I love an alpha as much as the next girl does, but there’s just something about an adorable, sweet, nerdy guy like Andrew that makes me grin and swoon.
Andrew moves to a new university after an ordeal at his old school. His dad wants him to take a break and stay at home, but Andrew wants to get it over with and finish his degree. The move was a little last minute, so his room isn’t the biggest (and he’s going to live with European girls from the women’s basketball team), but it’s not all bad. He’s got a new job for the summer working at Friendly’s as a fountain boy.
Sadie’s been working long enough at Friendly’s to move past working over the fountain, but when Gus hires a new guy, she’s left to train him. Sure he’s a looker, but his cheerful personality and his ability to put his foot in his mouth annoyed her… at first. Soon, she finds herself smiling because of him.
Andrew wants to be friends. Even more. Definitely even more. But with secrets Sadie wants to keep as secrets, it will be hard to open up to the man who’s made her feel happier than she’s been in a long time.
It’s interesting to see a bit of reversal in the personalities of the MCs compared to the ones I usually read. With most of the books I’ve read, especially New Adult novels, it’s usually the guy with the heavy past, and it’s the woman who helps him move past it.
Andrew is a bit of a nerd/geek but is very charming. Think Charles Bingley or Peeta Mellark a la Josh Hutcherson. He loves to study, has a box of calculators, has a life-size cutout of Derek Jeter, and he reminded me a little of a happy-go-lucky golden retriever. A guy who easily gets along with everyone. Meanwhile, Sadie is closed off and doesn’t trust easily. She has the people who know her and they’re the people she trusts; she doesn’t care to open up to anyone else. Her experiences in the past have left her a little jaded and guarded, and it took a while for her to warm up to Andrew.
“I have my people. Anyone else in the mix will just throw my life into a tailspin.”
I wasn’t too much of a fan of Sadie’s pity party and her decisions to keep things from Andrew until it was too late. As much I disliked her decisions, I do understand the feeling of being lost, of being in her early twenties and having no clue what to do with her future. Sadie kept on acting like she’s alone or like no one’s there for her, but the truth is, she has an amazing support system. She may not have that with her family, but she’s got friends who’ve been there through thick and thin and who would want her to stand up and dust herself off.
Even Tucker, her ex-boyfriend. I really like how he was portrayed because although he isn’t right for Sadie, the author didn’t turn him into a bad guy; or at least an antithesis of Andrew. True, he’s more serious and has a bit more “bad boy” than Andrew’s adorable “boy next door” personality, but he cares for Sadie and is actually a pretty decent guy. My heart melted for this guy in a heartwarming moment between him and Sadie. I hope he finds happiness, too! I’d read the sh*t out of that book.
Despite my reservations with Sadie, I still cheered for her. I was so happy when her best friend, Samantha a.k.a. Smilly, gave her the talking to that was overdue. Plus, her chemistry with Andrew is so tangible, and ugh they’re so sweet together. It was easy to see they were compatible and good for each other.
After their ordeal, I think I fell in love with Andrew even more. Seriously. He’s the type of man I’ll easily fall in love with in real life. He can be a little corny at times and can get enthusiastic over the things he loves (like baseball and gnocchi), but can get down and dirty in bed. He’s sweet, funny, and oh so thoughtful. I love this man!
Co-Wrecker is a new adult contemporary romance told in alternating POVs. It has its fair share of pain and angst, but is sprinkled with humor, swoon-worthy moments, and downright sweltering heat. This hero will make you laugh and giggle and ugh the feels this man has given me. It’s a lot.
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