Review: One Week to Score by Kate Meader
One Week To Score
Tall, Dark, and Texan #3
Releasing July 11th, 2016
He’s the man she loves to hate . . .
Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. Shots lined up at the bar? Bring it. Hot stranger on the hook? Come on down. What this party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend, the man who broke her heart seven years ago.
She’s the woman he has to have . . .
Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger, not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task. For one week, he’ll make her honeymoon-for-one a sizzling party for two.
Breaking the rules, one steamy night at a time . . .
But the taboo they’re breaking is only the beginning . . . and Flynn’s part in Liv’s wedding debacle could bring about their end.
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One Week to Score is an impossible to put down frenemies to lovers, best friend’s little sister romance that immediately caught my attention with some truly great characterization and some oh-so-fun-to-read scenes. In the story, Olivia Kane is doing everything she can to prove she’s still desirable after catching her groom banging the maid of honor, a cliché that infuriates her as much as it fuels her desire to spend what should’ve been her honeymoon week in the arms of another man. Flynn Cross, her brother’s best friend and business partner, is determined to be the man Olivia uses, and he’s pulling out all the stops to make it happen, including crashing her intent-to-get-laid-week in Mexico.
Olivia is most definitely a woman scorned, both by her cheating, ass-wipe of a groom and by Flynn himself, who she feels used her and her one-time friendship only to ditch her when she no longer proved useful to him. Her anger at Flynn almost rivals her anger at her groom, and that doesn’t make it easy for Flynn to talk her into having a fling with him, but it does make for an entertaining and compelling romance read for me.
I adored tough yet vulnerable, pull-no-punches Olivia Kane, but ex-soldier, Flynn Cross, broke my heart. Such an amazing, difficult man, and he’s carrying so much emotional baggage it’s no wonder he screws up like he does. He’s caged by his past, by what he sees as failure to live up to an ideal in his head that no real, honest person could possibly achieve and because of that, he became such an incredible and intriguing character to read about. So many layers and facets to this man, and every single one of them is tangled up in Olivia Kane. I loved that.
I’ve loved all the stories in Kate Meader’s Tall, Dark, and Texan series, but this one is no doubt my favorite of the three. I love a good enemies to lovers story on it’s own, but combining it with another favorite trope, the best friend’s little sister? Yeah, I’m down for that, too. There’s something about a woman scorned and a bad boy playboy finding his match that never fails to compel and entertain me. And this story definitely entertained me.
One Week to Score is a fun, engaging, well-written romance that adds a little extra oomph to the enemies to lovers, best friend’s little sister tropes. I absolutely loved the push-pull chemistry Olivia and Flynn shared, that extra little bit of forbidden romance and naughty fun, and I am so looking forward to whatever comes next from this author, as her writing style is on point and her stories so very easy to devour.
Love, love, loved it!
Fantastic story! Read it!
You can read my review for the first book in this series, Even the Score, here
About the Author
Kate writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip. Her latest series, Hot in Chicago, features the Dempseys, a family of firefighting foster siblings who scorch the pages both in and out of the bedroom!