New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan brings you Every Sweet Regret, a sexy standalone romance about a single dad and the reformed party girl who’s loved him all her life.
Her brother’s best friend. Her lifelong crush. Her sweetest regret.
For as long as I can remember, Kace Matthews has been my brother’s best friend and my not-so-secret crush. But I knew nothing would ever happen between us. The successful single dad doesn’t fall for the hot mess party girl. Kace + Stella exists in the doodles in my high school notebooks and in my dreams. Never in real life.
Until he finds me on a hookup app and starts flirting shamelessly.
It turns out high school Stella was not prepared for Kace Matthews. Adult Stella isn’t much better, but I manage to break down the walls to show Kace the real me–not just the life-of-the-party exterior, but the vulnerable pieces I hide from the world. Combine that with the combustible chemistry we have in real life, and I’m a goner.
Too bad it takes me so long to realize Kace doesn’t know I’m the girl he’s been falling for online. Telling him the truth now that he knows my secrets could mean losing everything, and that’s one regret that could break me.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
I spent a rainy day reading Every Sweet Regret, and it was a perfect escape.
Stella has always had a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Kace. Now that he’s divorced, he’s started to look at Stella in a different light. But she’s a party girl who makes bad choices when it comes to guys, and he’s got a 4 year old daughter to think about. He’s not looking for anything serious, but there is an insane attraction between them, so he takes Stella up on the offer to teach him how to casually date.
At the same time, Kace’s ex-wife, Amy, sets him up on hookup app Random. She’s desperate for him to move on, since she already has. When Kace starts talking to ItsyBitsy on the app, he finds her charming, sweet and easy to share his thoughts with. But Kace has no idea that ItsyBitsy is Stella, and Stella is under the impression that Kace is fully aware that he’s talking with her. The mistaken identity plays so well into this story of Kace falling for Itsy while at the same time falling for Stella. Is he cheating on his online girlfriend with his casual hookup? And there are so many mixed messages that Stella gets from Kace because she assumes he knows that Itsy is her.
It all leads to Stella getting her heart broken, Kace not knowing what the heck is going on, and a wonderful breakup and makeup for these characters.
Every Sweet Regret is the second book in the Orchid Valley series, and there are a few references to events that happened in that book. There is also a lot of why-Amy-hates-Stella without much backstory until the last 25% or so of the book, and I get the reason for that as far as the plot point of Kace finally being ready to move on from his ex. But it was a niggling feeling in the back of my mind that bothered me as I was reading.
I’m definitely interested in going back to read #1, and want to check out Abbi and Dean’s book #3, especially considering his dalliance with Kace’s ex-wife! What a tangled web!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles and the 2018 winner of the Romance Writers of America® RITA® award for Best Long Contemporary Romance. She considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog.
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