Regina Kyle is a new to me author. Early on in my reading history I only read romance and stuck to the classic authors: Judith McNaught, Georgina Gentry, Danielle Steele, Nora Roberts, etc. Several years ago I branched out into many other genres but romance still ranks very high in my heart. Back when I decided to experiment with genres, I also decided to try new authors and some have become new favorites while others, not so much. Regina Kyle is now on the long list! She started her writing career by winning a contest at the age of 10 with a story about a squirrel and a nut pie. For her day job, she writes legal briefs to represent the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes funny, hot, heartwarming romance. She has won the Booksellers’ Best award twice, in 2016 for Triple Dare and in 2018 for Billionaire in Her Bed. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters and two typically melodramatic cats who vie for extra attention when she is on a deadline.
This book was really easy to read and kept me interested and after I finished the book I was sad it was over. I would love to have more of all the characters in the story, Erin & Aaron, Mia (Ainsley’s BFF), Colin (Jake’s BFF) and Brie (Jake’s sister). Jake and Ainsley do not immediately jump each other but build up a little believable tension first. They have steamy chemistry and a lot in common. When she takes him to see Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at movies in the park, I decided I wanted to be her when I grew up. I have always loved the quote from the movie: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ainsley is already living this motto, but Jake has to learn it the hard way.