on October 15, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult
Everyone knows you should never say never.
Cooper Moore never saw Maggie Williams coming. She was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. And he never thought about her any other way — not until he saw her that night, broken and brave. From that moment on, he knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her, even if it meant he had to stay away.
Maggie never expected to find her fiancé banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.
The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he’ll be impossible to resist. Luckily, commitment is the last thing on her mind, and Cooper is the perfect escape. As long as she can keep her heart in check, everything will be just fine. Because she can never have feelings for him. Or at least that’s what she’ll keep telling herself.
I don’t know what I can say about this book to convey how super-cute it was. It’s the sort of book that gives you a perma-smile while reading it. To be quite honest it’s the kind of book that I wanted to read in one sitting but somehow life got in the way. Trust me, many evil looks were given when I was disturbed from reading this book.
You will remember Maggie and Cooper from With a Twist. Maggie is West’s younger sister who has just moved to NYC after being cheated on by her fiancé on her wedding day. Cooper is West’s very hot friend who doesn’t take life super seriously and is a bit of a playboy.
Maggie and Cooper enter into a secret no-strings, rules-based arrangement. We all know how these things work, they never stay secret nor do they stay feelings-free.
Cooper has always been the epitome of a playboy. He has his celebrity status and his wealth to fund his carefree lifestyle. But there is so much more to him that he doesn’t show anyone besides Maggie. Dare I say he is a closet nerd? Maggie on the other hand is still licking her wounds from her botched wedding. She didn’t actually get the closure that she really needed in order to move on. These two don’t sound perfect for each other on paper but that’s exactly what they are. Perfect for each other. Maggie gave Cooper a reason to grow up and become something for not just himself but for her. She gave him purpose…her. In turn, Cooper cherished Maggie and proved to her that there there is someone out there for her to love her the way she deserves.
I loved this story, there is some fabulous angst and the chemistry between these two was awesome. Plus, there are scenes with the rest of the gang yet you could definitely read this one as a standalone. The writing was seamless and made the book that much more enjoyable.
The Bad Habits series has become one of my favorite New Adult series and I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next.