From Goodreads: Olivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. That’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. And with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She’s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble – in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan – may be too tempting to avoid.
Jamie Donovan doesn’t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. But it’s time to grow up. He’s even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong.
Note: This is the second in the Donovan Brothers Brewery Series. I was thrilled to read Jaime’s story because he seemed the most interesting and damaged. Now, though, I can’t wait to read Eric’s story (which is next in Real Men Will).
What I Loved: Jaime and Olivia were not a pair that I would have put together at the beginning of the story. However, they both needed each other in ways that I don’t think them or the reader expected. Their story was emotionally rich and compelling. Kudos to Victoria for tell Jamie’s story and nope not giving a thing away! It was just really well done.
What I Liked: The brewery inner workings still fascinate me! I liked how Victoria introduced new ideas and gave you a glimpse to the business behind the curtain. Plus, I really liked seeing Tricia, Luke and Eric again. I am very interested in how Victoria Dahl is going to make Eric lovable. Though I have no doubt that she will.
Complaints: Still to many assumptions but slightly better in this story.
Why I gave it a 4.00: Great 2nd book in the series and I just loved Jamie/Olivia as a couple.
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