By Saylor Bliss
Rating: 5 out of 5
Kiptyn Price is one of a kind. Raised on the streets of Atlanta, he grew up fast and he grew up hard. When he sees something he wants, he goes for it with everything he has in him.
National basketball career. Check.
Million dollar contract. Check.
Mansion on the hills in Los Angeles. Check.
Different woman in his bed every night. Duh that’s a given.
Until he meets Skila.
It seems every decision Skila has made in the last year has led her farther and farther down the beaten path. When offered the chance to move away from it all, she jumps at it. Little does she expect the very day she arrives at her new home she will be landing, quite literally, in the lap of this town’s most eligible bachelor. Not that it matters one bit to her. She isn’t looking for a man and no amount of sweet southern charm and sexy muscles will convince her otherwise.
But a deal.
Now that she can’t pass up.
Especially if her career depends on it.
It’s settled with a shake of hands that not even the devil himself can undo.
The question remains to be answered.
Who is going to win this battle of wills?
Kiptyn our sexy as sin playboy basketball star whose only goals in life include winning the game and scoring… in the bed.
Or Skila, our sinfully sweet goddess trying to put the pieces of her life back together?
Oh, Kiptyn. He starts out as a real a**. With a capital “A”. And then two capital “S’s”. By the end of the story, I love this guy.
Now this is a story with a lot of creative twists and turns. One twist in particular was hard to see coming, but it was pure genius. I have to admit it was surprising to see how quickly Kip wanted to change from his playboy ways for Skila – from their first date. (Who would have thought?) And then once it’s discovered that Kip is actually Skila’s former flame’s brother – and father of her unborn child – Kip kicks it up a notch in the grown-up department. Kip and Skila admitted their relationship wasn’t perfect and they evolved as the story progressed. It was actually refreshing to witness Kip maturing! The two of them have a fun, truly loving relationship – it’s very endearing. Without spoiling too much, things become more complicated once someone reappears into their lives and, somewhat surprisingly, builds into a creative HEA.
Aside from needing a thorough proofreading and focusing more attention on timeline sequences (when certain things happened), the story arch held depth and touched on mental health and PTSD.
The “huh?” part?
Kip changed his ways pretty fast. And he’s bigger than life (must be by the way he talks – “no one has ever been able to take all of me”).
Even though things move rather quickly relationship-wise, their wedding and evolving relationship is so fun and loving. They really love one another.
Review was originally posted on Amazon and Goodreads on April 11, 2016.