on July 27th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Blog Tour Host
To believe one person can change your destiny sounds absurd. But it happened to me… twice.
Ten years ago I had no idea what I wanted out of life, until I met Hannah Michaels. She was a computer-engineering student ready to conquer the social media world, and I was smitten. Even though I knew she was taken, I had to have her.
Being the big shot that I was, I didn’t let her status stand in my way. It wasn’t long before my hands were on her thighs and my name a whisper on her lips. This smart, sexy girl inspired me to greatness, helped me grow into the kind of man I never knew I wanted to be. The man I am today.
Too bad I hadn’t grown fast enough to keep her.
Moving on wasn’t easy, but I knew I had to let her go. Eventually, I found someone to share my days and nights with, and together we had a daughter. My life was nearly perfect until my world turned upside down.
A single father has challenges, and one of those is learning how to calmly deal with your child coming home in tears. I had no idea the day I pounded on my daughter’s classmate’s door, Hannah would be the one standing on the other side.
The wild, burning desire that roared through my veins was unwanted, and yet impossible to ignore. Letting her in meant so much more this time around. Guilt hit me like a hammer. I hated myself. I hated her. The problem was I really didn’t hate her—I wanted her more than ever.
But this time around I can’t have her.
This time it’s my status that stands in our way. And going up against myself just might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’m a sucker for second chance romances and I can’t resist single dad heroes, so obviously I knew I’d read Big Shot! This book had hot and sizzling chemistry mixed with angst, ace banter in a sweet and hot second chance romance.
I’ve always been curious about Nick and Ethan’s friend Jace Bennett, the widowed single father who owns a Fortune 500 company, when I read Sexy Jerk and thankfully we have his story now.
After mourning for his wife for a few years and an encounter he’d rather not repeat, Jace is ready to move on with life. But when he considered that, he didn’t think moving forward meant facing a woman who was most definitely in his past.
When his daughter Scarlett comes home from school crying, Jace goes papa bear and confronts the mother of the boy who made his daughter cry… only to come face to face with Hannah, the mother of said boy. Their reunion does not go well, and neither does the second meeting. Despite the initial animosity, the spark is still there but Jace is reluctant to go there again. He feels he is betraying the memory of his dead wife by going back to the woman he loved before her.
But they can’t avoid each other; not when their children have become friends, and not when Hannah starts working for Jace’s company as his newest Tech Manager.
I confess it took me a while to warm up to Hannah and Jace’s love story because there were gray areas in their past I wasn’t comfortable to read. I have to say though, some of the scenes between Hannah, Jace, and Ethan? Muy caliente.
Despite my reservations, I really wanted to see how they would act towards each other now they’re adults and have gone through different experiences that led them to where they are now. I wanted Jace to have a happy ending, and when I found out about Hannah and her life before meeting Jace again, I wanted her to have a happy ending too!
Jace’s loyalty to his wife was admirable, and I could understand why it was hard for him to move on. He grieved for a long time, but he didn’t let that get in the way of his responsibilities as a father to Scarlett. That’s what I loved the most about him. Yes, he’s very alpha, but his ability to give everything for those he loves won me over.
Scarlett and Jonah, Jace’s and Hannah’s respective children, were absolute munchkins and it was so fun to read about them! Such pure children. I want to protect them from the world.
I enjoyed reading Big Shot; the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful.
If you’ve read Sexy Jerk, then you’ll be pleased to see a few familiar faces along the way!
Tropes: Second Chance, Forbidden Romance, Single Father, Single Mother, Office Romance
POV: First, Dual POV
Warnings: View Spoiler »Cheating-ish (in the past, heroine was in a relationship with hero’s friend/roommate when they had a sexual encounter), Threesome « Hide Spoiler
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