Ihope to the bottom of my hwart that we see a Brit and Hunter book!! It defini This review can also be found at. I thought that Taylor and Nick had wonderful chemistry together. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn't worried. Fans of Julie James, Carly Phillips and Chanel Cleeton - meet the men of Oxford magazine! Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer - and longtime pain in Taylor's ass.
Taylor is a little cold to him, and as a reader you know why, but Nick doesn't. I loved that it was different. I really enjoyed this enemies to lovers story. I guess we will just have to wait and see. And when I finished the epilogue, I was left feeling beyond ecstatic and happy. Taylor Carr has it alla sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Want more fun, fresh, flirty and very sexy rom-com? I just cannot stop myself from loving all these characters! If I were saddened to see her in such a state, Nick was even worse than me.
Taylor Carr's feelings towards him were the perfect match of his toward her -- somewhere between contempt and pure loathing, with a splash of regret that neither acknowledged. This was a pretty quick read and I found myself flying through this fun little book. She was prickly, and she knew it. Nick's always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. It's worth reading, if only for Taylor. Layne does a reasonable, but not seamless, job giving relevant background so you can start here if you like.
A complete and total douche. Even when you didn't want him to be. . My favorite book of the series for sure. This book is one of my favorites of the year and one I will absolutely go back to and read again and again. I adored Taylor, and I wanted to hug her and have Nick be the one to finally show her all the understanding, acceptance, and love she'd been so deserving yet deprived of. At first, she was everything she didn't actually want to be.
And I really loved seeing the facets of this complicated woman who was so strong, so fierce, but so. Because them moving in together meant that there would be even more fireworks. Not only is hate-to-love my catnip, but throw in a sorta Ice Princess Redemption trope and I'm hooked. The Stiletto and Oxford series are proof positive of that. They could never seem to get their timing right.
Usually I think they are whiny or bitchy or just mean and so I generally have a hard time connecting. Nick Ballantine is a freelance writer for Oxford who also works part-time as a bartender. As a contractor, he wasn't actually employed by Oxford, but not for lack of trying on the part of the execs. I appreciate some of the developments, especially in the 2nd half of the book. When Taylor and Nick first meet there is a spark that ignites between them but more often than not, their interactions end up in a heated argument. I know I've talked a lot about Taylor and that isn't because Nick wasn't great, he was, but I just really felt that Taylor and her realizations that she did want to be loved, and did deserve it, even if she only had a dog to love her, were so great and so important. There's chemistry between them but the timing isn't right initially, which had me cursing.
But with this being said, while I didn't like the idea of what happened, I enjoyed the way the author twisted it to fit these characters and this story later on. Nothing is said about if he was with anyone else during this time — which is over a month, so who knows? In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. With that being said, he is still a nice guy. No, it's not a love triangle because that would be gross. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Because both actually were drawn to each other.
Taylor turns that vulnerable side of her into a fake confidence which makes her a fiery person. Nick might be more than the part time fill in at Oxford magazine if she just got to know him. This was a pretty quick read and I found myself flying through this fun little book. The way this story started by introducing the main characters and their frenemy relationship over the months before where the first chapter picks up had me completely hooked. And a lot happens after that as well. I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.