Author: Christine J. Darcy
Rating: 4 stars
“We so easily could’ve been start crossed. But we found each other and we fought for each other. And it was so worth it.”
I will start by saying that I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Christine for sending a copy my way!
Haven is a charming 22-year-old plus size model. Brady is a seriously hot 45-year-old recently separated movie star. How could it possibly go wrong?
After being brutally dumped by one movie star, plus size model Haven Roser meets another. At 45, Brady Witter is over double her age, but their connection is instant, the chemistry is overwhelming, and all too quickly they are all over each other. With prying eyes everywhere, especially since his recent separation from his wife and the mother of his children, Catalina, Brady needs to keep a low profile. Not to mention that he’s never wanted to be one of those Hollywood clichéd actors, dating someone who could be their daughter. Still, neither of them can stay away. At first it is all physical, but she’s more than her looks, and no one has ever treated her the way he does. It could be the best thing either of them has ever had. But age isn’t just a number and everything is more complicated than it seems… are they heading for heartbreak or a happy ever after?
Wow, I adored this book. It was fun, it was steamy and everything I need it to be! This is an age-gap romance between plus-size model, Haven Roser, and famous actor, Brady Witter. The chemistry between the two is electric and there are drama and scandal aplenty.
Haven has recently transitioned into plus-size modelling, on the recommendation of her agent, and her career is taking off. She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. She also pretty grounded and isn’t caught up in the glamour of fame or fortune. I am thrilled that we have a plus-size heroine who is confident in her own body even after her ex dumped her for her size. It was very refreshing and we need to see more of this!
Brady is a famous actor and who’s just coming out of a messy divorce with another actor. He’s ex is spiteful and trying to using their kids against him. All he wants is to be a good father, which is so sweet it make my heart burst. Also the details of the divorce have just been released to the media. Overall he’s not coping well.
The chemistry between the two is right there from the get go. However, Brady has trouble getting past their age and that fact that she’s half his age. He doesn’t want to be seen as some creepy old man, which leads him to make some stupid decisions. But time and time again he’s drawn back to her.
There is a lot of steamy, sexy scenes in this but well also get some domestic scenes—Haven helping to decorate Brady’s new place and his kids staying the over for the weekend—to help balance.
This is my first read from Christine J. Darcy and I’m excited to go back and read her Talia Shaw series. If you’re a fan of plus-size heroines and age-gap romances, this is the book for you!