Jax is a guy who is in it for a good time when it comes to relationships, or in his case, hookups. He works hard and plays just as hard. He’s been hurt enough in life that the best policy is to keep up his walls, no matter what. He loves his work and has been a successful business owner for many years. He enjoys a good roll in the grass, whether it’s a quickie or sculpting! Things are great for him, but then he finds out he has a teenage daughter and everything is a game-changer. Looking for a way to connect with her on some level, he reaches out to Ari, whom he’s been hot for, for some time. He needs her to step in and help, but he doesn’t know what he’s asking for.
Ari is a woman who gets through life by being unabashedly herself. It’s easy to put up similar walls and keeping someone hanging that’s only temporary, so they can’t get settled into her life and screw up the relationships she has with those close to her. Who needs to be in love when you have music, good friends, and a good time? She isn’t afraid to let herself be free and enjoy who she is. Music is a big part of who she is and Jax knows it. She agrees to help him out, but she doesn’t know what she’s getting into either.
Together their love story goes through ups and downs, witty banter, frustrations, attitude problems, desire, laughter, and of course anger are all part of the journey. I loved that with this story there was focus on a single parent and what it takes to uproot your life, change it up and accept changes. I felt for all three of them as they navigated their roles in each other’s lives. Through it all it was incredible to see how hard they fought for each other, they didn’t just roll away and give up. It’s a beautifully written story that holds your attention for a long time!