Just Say Yes by Elizabeth Hayley
Series: Strictly Business #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 1, 2015
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Magazine columnist Quinn Sawyer has always attracted sweet, innocent, and safe men. And something tells her it’s because she’s just as harmless. So when she starts craving a guy with an edge, she realizes she may have to get one for herself.
When her boss asks for a unique pitch, Quinn’s quest to live outside her comfort zone prompts her to suggest an idea that will cause her to break her good-girl rules. And who better than Tim Jacobs to help her push her boundaries? For a while now, Quinn’s had a hot crush on the tattooed executive chef with a checkered past. If anybody can bring out her inner rebel, he can.
It’s no surprise that with every task the two complete, the sparks between them grow more and more intense. Soon there’s no denying the attraction they each feel. But Tim’s troubled past reveals an even tougher edge than Quinn expected—which means for her, falling in love might just be the greatest rebellion of all.
I was so excited to discover Elizabeth Hayley earlier this year when I picked up The Best Medicine on a whim. Their writing was refreshing and I absolutely fell head over heels for their characters and engaging story. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second book in this standalone series and as soon as I started reading I knew I would enjoy it just as much as the first. Just Say Yes was a fun, sweet and super sexy book that I devoured in one sitting. I regret nothing.
Quinn’s story was something out of a rom com movie and, since those are one of my biggest guilty pleasures, I was all over this one from the very start. What happens when the “good girl” agrees to write a magazine article about pushing herself to do things outside of her comfort zone AND enlists the help of her “bad boy” friend to help? Pure freaking gold – that’s what. I loved Quinn’s “bucket list” and it was fun to watch her conquer each of them. There were some light-hearted and funny moments, but there were also quite a few sexy and swoony ones.
Both of these characters were wonderful. I loved watching Quinn embrace life and start living it for herself instead of continuing to do the things her family wanted her to do. It’s hard to shake the good girl rep and I loved how Quinn pushed the envelope and ultimately found herself. Tim was super hot and swoony and complicated. (My favorite kind of hero.) Of course, friends first romances are some of my favorites, so it’s no wonder I embraced this one the way I did. These characters had tons of chemistry and the sexy times were smokin’ hot. There was also a solid dose of feels as these two grew together and I loved every minute of it.
I’m already dying to get my hands on the third book, The Wedding Agreement. I adore Cass and can’t wait to see who she’s paired with. Is it May yet?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.