My best friend is married.Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is.
Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.
Of course I say yes.
What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.
Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.
Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk.
He always has to be the life of the party.He’s also arrogant.Imposing.Rich.And a playboy.I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.
Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.
Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice. Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.
But after two weeks what I didn’t expect to discover is that I’d been wrong about him. That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.That his arrogance is really confidence. And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.
So yes, I’d misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although I might still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.And I want more of him.
The question is—does he want more of me?
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After a rough break-up with her long-term, French boyfriend, Tess Winters is back in Chicago to start anew. First step is to rent a place so she can open a cafe. Second is to renovate it and make it look the best it can be. But before she can get on with that, she promises her best friend, Fiona, to babysit her son while she and her husband go on a much-needed honeymoon.
No big deal. Tess adores her godson, Max, and she knows she can take care of the toddler. But apparently, Fiona’s husband, Ethan, doesn’t think so and enlists the help of his own best friend Nick Carrington. The same Nick Carrington who mooned her a few years ago.
She can’t stand Nick and things he’s a jerk, but they will have to play nice if they have to co-babysit Max. She has no choice but to spend time with him, stay together at Ethan and Fiona’s place, and take care of Max together. She realizes soon it isn’t so bad, and she finds herself actually enjoying his company.
It took me a while to warm up to Tess. At the start of the story, she obviously willfully misunderstands Nick at every opportunity and attacks him for it. But as days pass and they spend time in each other’s company, she sees that Nick is nothing like the man she thought he was, and that the man he truly is someone she really likes. When she finally warms up to him, she becomes less judgy and more understanding.
I love Nick! He’s unapologetically him without looking like a f*ckboy. He’s charming, confident, and sexy as hell. Obviously, Tess didn’t think he’s that great (she was a little too judgmental at first), but as they got to know each other, Nick proved her wrong and charmed her pants off. I wouldn’t be able to resist him lol.
Their chemistry and sexual tension are off the charts. They also have a great rapport going on especially when Tess was no longer hissing at him. There’s a certain ease to it that you’d think they’ve been together for a long time. And I love it when they’re teasing each other. Never failed to put a smile on my face.
While the pacing was steady most of the story, I couldn’t help but feel like the conflict was rushed and not completely resolved. We never saw how it was fixed; it was just mentioned somewhere in the epilogue. I don’t know how I feel about that.
Sexy Jerk is a standalone novel told in alternating POVs. It’s a fun, light, and fast-paced story that fans of enemies-to-lovers romance will enjoy.
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