Evie Moran is a thirteen-year-old girl with a twenty-year-old mind living
with her mom Jade. Evie saves the yeses (or IOU's) that she has
accumulated for good deeds to use for those questionable
requests. Jade is a web designer, which allows her to work from
home. Evie spends time with the father who walked out on her as a
small child, every other weekend.
Meeting the "Technicolor" woman, Opal, changes life as Jade
knows it. This woman is an advocate of Witch in the Kitchen and
believes in food magic. Introducing her to the Greek God, Maxwell
Gianopoulis, definitely changes her life. Former lawyer turned
contractor, Jade is interested in more than her kitchen getting
updated. A permanent relationship is not what she's seeking, but a
good sexual tryst would suit her fine. Jade knows trust with Max is
an issue after reading the ratings and reviews on Angie's List from
other female employers. The Lust Booster given to her by Opal
certainly does the job. Magic on both sides changes Jade and
Max's ideas and the sex and emotions get very serious. Until, that
is, Jade shows her mistrust of Max's previous female employers
and is forced by her ex to end the relationship. Reaching her
senses, the ball is back in her court to find a way to show Max he
has her complete trust in him.
I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the works by Alyssa
Goodnight. I was completely infatuated with JUST SAY YES. This completely
different romance is filled with a
bit of magic and a lot of sex and romance. The story is enlightening
and inventive. This is a really good book to sit down and just
"enjoy." Evie's escapades and quirky attitude is a breath of fresh
air. I truly loved the storyline and the colorful characters. This is a
"do not miss" read!
Single mom Jade Moran isn't ready for any big changes in
either her horrible '70s kitchen or her romantic life.
Her ex did a number on her, and she isn't interested in
getting hurt again. But when she meets a super-hot
contractor, she wonders if avocado appliances are on the
way out and romance is on the way in.
Max Gianopoulis doesn't have a clue why he's so enchanted
by Jade. She's almost as big a mess as her kitchen, and
he's a guy who likes to keep things simple. He let
himself get involved with a previous client, and he's not
interested in repeating the experience. But Jade has
turned up the flirty heat - and he can't keep his hands
With everything moving too fast and coming too easy,
Jade's insecurities kick into high gear. She's not sure
she can trust another man again - and she definitely
doesn't believe in magic.
Finished with her coffee, she jiggled the cup and glanced
at the trash can a few feet to her left. Looking back at
him, she smiled, lifted a single eyebrow, and hooked it.
It almost went in, instead rolling around on the rim. She
shrugged then, saying, “I gave it a shot.”
Is it your policy to give things a shot?” he asked,
suddenly feeling as if the air around them was charged.
“Some things,” she allowed.
“What sort of things?”
“Things that seem like they might be worth the effort.”
“What about men?”
“What about them?” she asked, stilling, her eyes wary.
“Do you tend to give them a shot?”
“Not usually,” she said, shaking her head and pressing
her lips together.
“But it’s possible.”
“Anything’s possible.” She wasn’t giving anything away,
but Max dug in.
“Does your daughter’s approval weigh in at all?” He was
grinning now—he couldn’t help himself.
“Maybe a little, but she’s thirteen. Our standards are
“What, you don’t like ruggedly handsome men who carry
Butterfingers and have a vampire connection?”
Her eyes widened with interest. “Ooh, yeah. Do you know
any guys like that?”
She smiled at him, leaning back in her chair, and he
They talked for another hour, only touching on her
kitchen, and by the end, one of them—he wasn’t sure which
—suggested that he should just come and look at it and
they’d figure everything out then. They settled on
Saturday, and he watched her walk away, imagining a short
cape and tall boots.
He’d been attracted to plenty of women, but Jade
fascinated him. The way she was confident in herself but
shy with strangers, the way that shyness eventually
warmed to sassiness, even, surprisingly, the fact that
she was a single mom to a thirteen-year-old daughter. A
hot, kick-ass mom. Honestly, he didn’t care if he was
ready for that reality or not. He suddenly had a fierce
desire to get this job—he was, in fact, desperate for her
to give him a shot—and that didn’t bode well at all.
His willpower was but a vague memory now, easily
vanquished by talk of cosplay and possibilities. As of
right now, all bets were off.