I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Sweetest Thing by Maya Hughes
Series: SWANK #2
on July 1, 2021
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: the author
Goldilocks has gotten a bit off track. I found her in my room, my bathroom and my bathtub to be precise.
Sabrina Mason is my new roommate. My new unwelcome roommate. Babysitting my Grandma’s apartment means Sabrina’s here to stay. But we’d agreed my room was off limits.
It’s bad enough my nightmares are getting worse, but having her around makes holding it together a little easier. Her smell, smart mouth and sexy a–anyway. I can’t let her get under my skin although it might be too late. In her sloppy bun and pajamas curled up on the couch, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. But a relationship isn’t what I need right now.
It’s hard to remember that when she’s glowering at me when I’m being an ass. We’re forced to live together for only a few more months, I can hold out until I can’t.
She’s in my bathtub and she’s not telling me to leave. So I ask the question, “do you want me to go?”
And I’m shocked as hell when her answer isn’t ‘yes’.
So in a way this was also an enemies to lover romance like the first one in the series, The Proposal. This was definitely a page-turner as well. I really liked both characters, well, even though Hunter was kind of a jerk in a lot of ways, his character was exactly what was needed for this story. But I loved how Sabrina took what he threw at her and gave it right back to him just as good. One thing this author does is something that I always love when my favorite authors do, they sprinkle in bits and pieces of other characters and places and stories. We had the Fulton U connection, but also a connection to the Falling series that i just finished up a month or so ago.
I also loved getting more tidbits on the characters that I’m sure will make up the rest of the SWANK series, Hunter’s co-workers and friends. When I go back and read my review of the first book in the series, I see that the male lead also was a little bit unlikable to me at first too. But then the author seems to know how to win us over, and that is great, because it makes me feel like I’m right there with Sabrina. However in this book, I feel like Hunter’s nightmares seemed a little extreme with not really having a high intensity moment like a car crash or something, but I guess it works. And then I felt Hunter was unreasonable about his half-brother and how he treated him when it wasn’t his fault. As well as I just knew that once Hunter found out the whole story about Sabrina’s ex, I just knew he was going to react that way, and that made me mad.
I did have one issue with the book overall, and it was the descriptions. There were a couple spots when there was way overly detailed, almost repetitive descriptions, and I mean within the same sentence/paragraph. And then at the very end, I’m not sure we got an exact description of what Hunter was wearing. I assume it was what he had on the first time he met Sabrina? But even scrolling back through, I’m not sure if I found it exactly at the end.
Which reminds me that I did love Sabrina’s friend Cat, and I’m wondering if she’ll get a story with her Ivan guy/boss at some point, a different series or standalone maybe? I am looking forward to the third book in this series, which I think will be Everett’s book.