A chance meeting in a bar…. Olivia and Max each at the hotel bar for different reasons. Can a spark of love ignite out of this chance meeting. Or will they be two ships that sailed in different directions.
Olivia a lawyer who moved from NY City to California to start her own law firm with a close friend. She is single and not looking for a romantic entanglement.
She finds herself at the hotel bar just looking for a quick drink to unwind after a long cross country move.
Max is a California junior senator. He has the baseball cap on low hoping to catch a quick drink without being recognized.
His reason for being at the hotel bar – a water-main break on his street.
For Max it’s “infatuation” at first site! For Olivia, well she doesn’t give in to emotions that easily. Her walls are up and it’s up to Max to find a way in.
I know Max found Olivia likable, unfortunately I didn’t. She seemed to lack warmth. As the relationship was building you could feel how much Max loved and wanted her. But I never got that same feeling from Olivia.
This was my second read from Jasmine Guillory. Having read The Wedding Party and thoroughly enjoyed it I was hoping for the same amount of chemistry between these characters, and I just didn’t feel it.
I toggled back and forth between the 🎧 and the written form to attempt to get the best experience from this read.
I do enjoy Jasmine Guillory’s writing and will be watching for her next release While We Were Dating due to be released this summer.
A weekend rom com buddy read with Susanne.
Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley Publishing for an ARC to read and review.