SO SCREWED by Melissa Marino (March 7, 2017; Forever Yours eBook; $3.99; Bad Behavior series; Book 2)
He’s charming, wicked, and handsome . . . and she needs to stay away
For Evelyn Owen, work comes first. Being a wedding planner to the city’s elite fills her nights and weekends, and she doesn’t have time for distractions. Especially in the form of a sexy bartender with killer dimples . . .
Abel Matthews knows how to serve the ladies. But lately, the only woman he wants is just out of reach. That’s because Evelyn has already been warned about his playboy ways. Still, there’s something about her that makes Abel want more than a quick fling.
Evelyn knows that she shouldn’t trust Abel. Yet she’s seen a side of him no one else knows, and she can’t turn away. But Abel is hiding something from her . . . and if he doesn’t confess soon, it will tear them apart.
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars
A priori, Abel Matthews is the worst kind of womanizer, immature and irresponsible, but Melissa Marino managed to make me love this character from start to finish! His dream of becoming an English teacher and a writer has not yet come true, but he doesn’t give up and is biding his time. In the meantime, he is a bartender at one of his brother Aaron’s bars and a gambler in his spare time. Abel is totally flawed, perfectly playing his role of prodigal son, and yet he is so endearing!
Evelyn Owen is a wedding planner, catering to the rich and famous. She is a strong heroine, focused on her successful career. Despite their seemingly opposite personalities, their chemistry was palpable. Abel is bold, not afraid of ridicule and his brazen attitude slowly grows on Evelyne. He is a flirt, but she can’t resist his charm, generosity and well-hidden vulnerability.
There was a lot of push and pull between them, they are both insecure and are fully embracing their fear of commitment. Their emotional connection was undeniable, though, and I loved how their relationship progressed as the story unfolded, Abel and Evelyn are a match made in heaven! That is, until everything comes crashing down and Abel has to reinvent his way of life.
This tender and funny look at love, showing the importance of pursuing your dreams, was a delightful read. Melissa Marino’s characters give this book its irresistible emotional pull. Their story is sweet, fun and real. The pace was perfect and I read this book almost in one sitting. I loved the humorous ending and definitely plan to read Aaron’s book “So Screwed” very soon! If you enjoy a sweet romance filled with playful repartee, then this book is a great pick!
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley
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About the Author
Melissa Marino is a full-time writer and part-time Storm Trooper collector. When she’s not writing, you can find her watching Friends reruns, mastering her cupcake frosting swirl and hunting for the perfect red lipstick. Melissa lives in Chicago with her husband, son and very opinionated dachshund.
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