Decidedly Off Limits by Stina Lindenblatt
Best Friend Rule #1: never want the guy’s sister.
Trent Salway is one of San Francisco’s hot up-and-coming-under-thirty bachelors. A highly successful mutual fund portfolio manager, a workaholic, and a ladies’ man, he’s got everything he could possibly want…except one thing.
Physical therapist Kelsey Quaid dumped her ex-fiancé six months ago because she was tired of not even being a distant second to his career. Which is why despite secretly crushing on her big brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember, there’s no way Kelsey can go there. One workaholic in her life is more than enough, thank you very much.
Before Kelsey’s brother leaves on his Navy SEAL mission, he asks Trent one simple request: make sure Kelsey isn’t dating any assholes while he’s away. As Trent does his best to do just this, he and Kelsey spend more and more time together. Sparks fly, as do a few items of clothing, and the next thing they know things are getting physical between them. Now, Trent has to decide what to do about the woman he’s falling for—the one whose brother would take him down faster than he takes down the enemy. And Kelsey will have to decide if Trent is just another workaholic or if he’s decidedly off limits.
3 out of 5 stars
I thought this was a good story and I enjoyed reading it but I did have a few issues. It was fast paced, light, and entertaining. There was a nice intro and I thought it had a good progression throughout. I wasn't initially getting the main characters chemistry but around 40% things started to click for me. It wasn't super in depth, just enough details and character development to keep things moving along nicely. There were lots of funny situations mixed in and I really liked those parts.
Here's the deal, it was all just good for me. I liked it, it was cute, it was fun, there was a nice amount of heat but I never felt completely drawn in. I liked the secondary characters for the most part but there was one I just didn’t get at all. I did like the ending, it was sweet and heartfelt but it felt rather rushed.
I enjoyed it for the most part and was curious how it would turn out so I kept right on reading, I did like it, there were just some things that didn't work for me but overall I did enjoy the storyline. So, a good, fun read it is.
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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