Author: Clare James
Age: New Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 9/29/14
Her. Him. Alone. Beach house. Every Wednesday.
Twenty-one-year-old Aria Prince has just moved back to her hometown to start over after a painful divorce. She’s always prided herself on being an early bloomer, but had no idea she’d be married, divorced, and the mother of a toddler by twenty-one. Surely menopause was just a few months away, especially considering the hot flashes and night sweats. Or was that just exhaustion?
Unlike her friends who were at school, going to parties, and sowing their oats—wild and otherwise—Aria’s days were measured in the number of orders she took at her family’s restaurant, the chapters she read in her nursing text, the amount of Cheerios she cleaned up off the floor, and the wet kisses she received from her son.
And that was just fine with her.
But when she began running into her former best-friend Tristan Green—who was home taking care of his sick father—at every turn, she remembered what it felt like to be just Aria. Not a single mother, or sleep-deprived nursing student, or royal screw up. And though she didn’t even have time to shave her legs, let alone consider a sex life, Tristan makes an offer she’d be a fool to refuse.
Each day they’d give themselves to those who needed them. Every day – except Wednesday. Wednesday they’d take what they needed from each other.
Did she forget to mention Tristan was gorgeous?
Or that they hated each other?
Well, you know what they say about the line between love and hate … it’s a skinny-ass bitch. The question was, could they keep their feelings out of it?
“She slid in under the radar, like an annoying little mosquito you don’t notice until it’s draining your blood.”
“’You look good babe,’ he says in what he thinks is his low sexy voice. Really it just sounds like he’s constipated.”
I had not read Clare James’ work before, and find I am totally enamored with her now. Her writing is exceptional, it is what I have been searching for. It is clever, observant, naughty, entertaining, engrossing, insightful, and close to the bone. Her characters are flawed, yet honest in their selfishness and petty quirks. And oh so deliciously steamy, yet in the possibility of being realistic. And who doesn’t love a second chance romance? Yay – a perfect way to spend a Wednesday.
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About Clare James
Clare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO, MORE, DIRTY LITTLE LIES, TALK TO ME, and JUST LISTEN. She’s also a
former dancer, and still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine.A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans. Find her at: