RELEASE DATE: 04th January 2015
BLURB: Screenwriter Noah Ashley has a few four-letter words for his agent when she suggests he improve his script by shadowing a PI. Still, because he’s an artist dedicated to his craft and she knows where the bodies are buried, he agrees. Then he spends a little time with the gorgeous PI, and suddenly it seems like a really good plan. The PI doesn’t seem to entirely love the idea, but Noah has never been afraid to go after what he wants.
PI Drew Rodriguez is used to people depending on him. He’s the classic rock for his family. Responsible. Dependable. The classic rock would never succumb to the borderline sleazy temptation of friends with benefits, no matter how sexy that temptation is. Drew is looking for something enduring.
Despite Drew’s misgivings, it’s not long before they’ve got all the requisites for friends with benefits going. Friendly, good conversation? Check. Fun times in and out of bed? Check. Hot, electrolyte-sapping sex? Double check. Falling in love? Yeah. About that….
This is the second book in the PI Guys Series. Drew (Mac’s business partner) is manipulated in having a screenwriter from LA tag along with him whilst working his PI job. Noah Ashley is very successful as a screenwriter, but has been told that his latest screenplay needs to be more authentic, so he reluctantly agrees to shadow Drew.
Drew, however is not happy, especially at the beginning. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get.
Surprisingly, this is not an action book. The PI subplot is quite marginal, as is the screenwriter’s. This book is about Noah and Drew, it’s their story,
Drew is the salt-of-the-earth type of guy, he’s serious, loyal and reliable. Due to an injury, he was discharged from the army and has a really good relationship with his mother and little brother. But not with his father. His father has been in and out of prison most of his life and I did struggle in trying to understand his father and his actions, but sometimes it just proves that blood means nothing.
Noah is much more easygoing but he doesn’t do relationships. He is sick and tired of people using him because of who he is, he doesn’t have a model family and lives day to day, with no strings attached.
They first become friends, then it’s a friends with benefits scenario and maybe something even more than that?
Personally, I really liked Drew. Ironic and a very good guy would be a good description of him. He’s not afraid to do the right thing, he knows what is right and what is wrong even if it meant losing Noah.
The book is full of humour, I really liked it, but maybe a little more action was needed?
You could read this very successfully as a stand alone, even though you meet Mac and Jordan from book 1, but I always recommend that you start from the first book and read in order to get full benefit.
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.****