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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.
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 is that I’d been wrong about him.
That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.
That his arrogance is actually confidence.
And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.
So yes, I’ve misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although there are times I 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?
I really enjoyed this quick read by Kim Karr! The book really flowed seamlessly and felt like it was over in no time. I read it cover t cover in one sitting!
You know what they say about people who assume…. Well this book was the epitome of that saying. Nick may be a lot of things but an outright Jerk, really isn’t a good description for him. He’s sweet and sexy, he’s got a great career, and something that makes every woman swoon. He’s amazing with kids! Forced to watch her best friends son, Max, with Nick Carrington is the last thing that Tess Winters wants to do. But this is the cards she’s dealt when her friends husband insists that Nick help watch Max while they go on a honeymoon.
Of course Nick schools Ms. Winters in how wrong she is about him. I did love the chemistry between Tess, Nick and Max. It felt quite like they were a sweet little family. Tess worries that once their friends return that Nick will turn into the playboy she always assumed he was. Nick must prove to her that he is in for keeps. Nick does a little assuming on his own when his doubts about his past and his abandonment issues rear their ugly head. Together they need to work through it. If only Nick would answer the darn phone.
So over all I really did enjoy the book. However there were just a few things that felt a little bit forced and underdeveloped. There were two subplots running with the romance aspect, and both felt to see like they were a little out of place in the story line. Things wrapped up almost too quickly for me and I would have liked to see things explained a little better in the end. But, I will be honest the story between Nick and Tess far exceeds the issues I had with some of the other areas of the book. I did truly over all really enjoy this book and honestly I’m salivating for the next book we got a small taste of at the end of Sexy Jerk!
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Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.
She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions–writing.
Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim’s oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn’t need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented–a Kindle.
Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.
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