Arya Winters’ dream job can make you blush,
Title: Accidentally in Love
Author: Katy Ames
Series: 425 Madison #8
Genre: Adult romantic comedy
Release Date: June 27th, 2019
Source: E-galley from Forever Write PR which did not influence my opinion.
My rating: 4 stars
but her life isn’t nearly as exciting as being the voice of your favorite
romance audiobooks. For Gavin McCord, it’s all about getting the job done as
quick as possible, but suddenly he can’t stop fantasizing about a woman I’ll
never meet. The eighth book in the addicting 425 Madison Avenue, is now live.
Read Accidentally in Love by Katy Ames today!
I know I can make you blush.
It’s a weird claim to fame, but a perk of my
dream job: being the voice of your favorite romance audio books. Laughter,
hijinks, adventure. Passion. Sweet heaven, the passion. It’s everything I
could ever want. Except…
The problem with this fabulous life?
It’s all just fantasy.
Picking between Chinese and Thai delivery
doesn’t count as adventure.
The bestie who always makes me laugh is
thousands of miles away.
As for the hunky hero? It’s not like he’s
just going to come crashing into my apartment.
Until the night a bearded stranger does
Do the job. Get the bad guy. Go home.
Most importantly, don’t get involved.
Those are the rules. The agency’s and mine.
And they work. Even better, they give me the perfect excuse to keep my
The perfect escape from getting burned again.
Why can’t I stop watching her?
I shouldn’t care more about what she’s doing
than my target.
I shouldn’t let her distract me from the job.
And I sure as hell shouldn’t fantasize about
a woman I’ll never meet.
That is, until the night I surprise us both
by kicking down her apartment door. Rules or no rules, it's true that...
After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect
place to fall in love.
*Each story is completely standalone.
Copyright @ 2019 Katy Ames
one rule of tailing someone: don’t breathe so loud they can hear you five
I say, thwacking his chest. “Don’t be a jerk. Besides, I don’t think you’re in
the position to give spy tips right now.”
bold eyebrow lifts in question.
out of his grasp, I whip the hat off my head, breathing in relief as cool air
hits my skull. “Isn’t the number one rule of spying not to pick up a tail in
the first place?”
first eyebrow drops, followed by the other. Green eyes turn sharp, primitive,
before brightening. A roar of laughter erupts from his chest. We stand there
for who knows how long, me huffing and puffing, and Gavin laughing like I’ve
just delivered the funniest one-liner he’s ever heard. When he stops, his
chest is heaving as hard as mine. One last chuckle escapes when he clocks my
come on. You should be proud. It’s been forever since I laughed that hard.
That alone should make up for giving yourself away. Besides, it was a good
effort. For a first timer.”
is the only answer that seems fitting. “When did you realize I was there?”
he says, stroking his beard, his lips still twisted in a smirk. “Down in the
alley. When you scraped that thing against the wall.” He points at the metal
tip on the large umbrella.
he repeats, head bobbing. “That and a lot more.” Gavin sweeps his eyes down my
body, lingering on my boots before pivoting and heading down the hall.
what else?” Keeping up is impossible, what with my thigh muscles screaming and
pain scorching my foot. He slows his pace without glancing back, his strides
shortening until I catch up.
step and another wince, and Gavin mutters something under his breath before
lifting me off my feet. My own smirk turns to a shriek when he throws me over
his shoulder and swats my butt before continuing down the hall.
was completely unnecessary.” My complaint lacks edge, which I blame on the
view of his very fine ass.
the opposite, Ms. Winters. Consider it punishment for ignoring my warnings
about staying away.”
This was a fun and quick read! Even with the main character Gavin's description, and the picture on the cover, in my head, as I read his grumpy personality, I actually kind of pictured the actor Jason Statham. It was neat reading about a character who had the job of being an audiobook narrator like the main character Arya. Have to love the GOT name there too! The romance in this was a little more subtle, like there was total sexual vibe between the two that was just too hard to ignore. And that led to some really naughty, yet fun scenes between the two. I liked that Arya was so into the romance books that her friends suggested she look at how those books went whenever she described her friendship/relationship with Gavin. I wasn't really happy, and thought it came out of left field a little how she did the little ghosting bit with him at the end, but all in all, it worked out perfectly. I do love all the different characters we get to meet in the 425 Madison building, and definitely think they round the whole story out!
About Katy Ames:
Katy Ames has spent most of her life on the
East Coast and hopes to spend more of it in the UK, primarily so she can
indulge in her serious plaid obsession. There isn’t a teenage drama or a
period British TV show she hasn’t binge-watched at least twice. And she can be
persuaded to do almost anything with the promise of bourbon, chocolate, or a
nap (not necessarily in that order).
Katy is mom to a small human who has an
obscene amount of energy and a blissful ability to ignore swear words, and
wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family
reside in Washington, D.C., a city she where never intended to live and loves
so much she’d be happy to talk about it for hours. Just ask.
About the 425 Madison Series
Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place
to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just
waiting for you to read.
The series features stories from some of your
favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree
Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel.
Join these authors as they come together,
each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy.
Featuring some of readers' favorite tropes:
second-chance romance, best friends sibling romance to a good ol' enemies to
lovers romance. We've got you covered with a sports romance, a fake
relationship and even an ugly duckling or two. Don't forget a brother's best
friend and falling for your soul mate. Maybe a little love triangle as well.
Each tale offers you something new, something different. After all, 425 Madison
Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.
Did you miss the first eight books in the series? You can read them here:
The final book in the series is coming soon! Add it to your Goodreads shelf today!
Sightseeing in Manhattan by C. Lesbirel
A Soul Mate Romance