Sunny Shelly’s Review: Anthony, by Kelsie Rae

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Being responsible hasn’t gotten me anywhere in life. My girlfriend left me for another guy. My career is over. I feel like I’ve lost everything.
Then I meet Sway Swenson.
She’s sexy, fun, spontaneous, has zero inhibitions, and thinks relationships are a waste of time, just like me. She’s perfect for getting me back into the game without looking for anything serious. The only problem? She’s hiding something, and the longer I’m around her, the more I want to uncover her secrets.
If only she’d let me.

I don’t do relationships. A crippling experience in high school was enough to make me avoid them like the plague.
Then I meet Anthony Wright.
Everything is fine until he decides to take off his stupid shirt and gives me a glimpse of his washboard abs. When he suggests hot and sweaty sex with no strings attached, I’m stupid enough to jump in with both feet. Yup. I fall for his ludicrous idea, but I refuse to fall for the man himself.
Even if he does make me curious about what life could be like if I wasn’t broken.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Oh, I am so glad that we got Anthony’s story! It didn’t connect in my mind when I read the blurb, but Anthony is Tony… aka Indie’s long-term boyfriend from the going-nowhere-relationship-that’s-more-like-roommates from Rhett. It was so nice to see how Anthony was impacted by the events that led to the end of his and Indie’s relationship!

When we see Anthony now, he’s lower than low. He’s depressed for having lost Indie, and then he lost his job. And then he drove drunk and crashed into a vet’s building. For community service, Anthony was ordered to volunteer at the cat shelter he crashed into… and little did he know, but that day, he crashed into the home of the woman of his dreams.

Swayze (Sway) is everything Anthony is not. Where he’s rigid, she’s lax. He plans everything, she plans nothing. They are completely opposite, but they bring out a different side to one another. And in different ways, they are both very broken people. Anthony wears his emotions on his sleeve — anyone who asks, he’ll tell them that he’s in a funk due to the end of a long-term relationship. He feels unlovable. And Sway doesn’t let any guy get too close because she feels she’s damaged goods physically. She doesn’t make plans for her future because everything she dreamed about was ripped away from her.

Yet somehow, Sway takes in stray Anthony, rehabs him like one of her injured kittens and he manages to heal her heart and soul along the way.

This is a sweet, uplifting read with the only drama between the characters being Sway’s own issues and hang-ups. I’ve loved every book in this series so far, and adored the tease we got to her sister Skye’s story, coming up next! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

“Is that what we are? Friends?”
The surprise in his voice makes me pause, and my gaze bounces around his face in hopes of piecing together his thoughts. Unfortunately for me, he’s like a steel vault.
“What label would you use?”
Scratching his jaw, he weighs his options while I find myself waiting on pins and needles. “Friends, I guess.”
“Why do you sound so surprised?”
“I don’t really have friends,” he admits. “Damn, that sounds pathetic. I had coworkers. I had a girlfriend. And I had my parents. But friends? I didn’t have time for those before….” His voice trails off, leaving me hanging.
“Before what?” I inquire while continuing to assess him curiously.
“Before I lost everything.” He pauses then adds with a dry laugh, “Except my parents. They’re still around and as nosy as ever.”
Licking my lips, I let his words soak in before my two-cents slips past my lips. “No offense, but it sounds like you didn’t have much to lose in the first place. But I’m glad I can help you make a fresh start.” A light laugh escapes me when a thought hits me like a brick. “Man, Anthony. Are you sure you’re not a cat?”
He snorts. “Excuse me?”
“My entire job is giving them a fresh start,” I explain. “Plus, they’re kind of moody, have lost their homes, purr one minute then wanna bite your head off the next. Don’t tell me you don’t see the similarities.” I pop my hip out and place my hand on it before smirking at him. “At the very least, it’s your spirit animal. Come on, I’ve seen you with Jasper.”
“Jasper, as in the cat who is severely overweight and won’t let people touch him?”
I nod, trying to hide my grin. “Yup. Twins, I tell ya. Twins.”

About Kelsie
Kelsie is a sucker for a love story with all the feels. When she’s not chasing words for her next book, you will probably find her reading or, more likely, playing with her “monsters”.
She adores chocolate, photography, baking, and chick flicks. And now that she’s actively pursuing her writing dreams, she’s set her sights on someday finding the self-discipline to not eat an entire batch of cookies in one sitting.

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