I picked up Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas because I love this author and While listening to smart bitches I heard it a naughty scene and knew that I just needed to read this book. As I suspected that scene was just full of Nope but I loved the book anyway.
On the night of her 30th birthday Amanda hires a gigolo ( this is the word I’m gonna use and I’m sticking to it) because she’s 30, a spinster and just wants to experience sex. I say good for her.
However the man she literally yanks into her house is not who he seems to be. Yes he is devastatingly handsome, charming and sexy as hell but for as much as she tries and wants he wont give in and have sex with her nor will he take money from her. Apparently he is the worst gigolo ever, even if he did naughty things to her.
But he’s not really a gigolo he’s Jack Delvin. Owner of London’s most successful publishing house and basically taking the publishing industry by storm. He had originally come to see Amanda about a manuscript of hers But was immediately attracted to her. Jack is the bastard son of nobleman who when is mother died was sent to a boys school which was meant to kill him, but it didn’t in fact it made him a better person. He protected the boys younger than him often taking on their punishments and when he rose he took most of them with him. While Jack is all for an affair with Amanda he isn’t looking to put a ring on it. Of course we all know better.
What I loved about this book is the natural naughtiness of it and the idea of it. I loved how Amanda took matters into her own hands was like “I want a man but I don’t want marriage so I am going to hire a prostitute” ( I paraphrased that) She was a strong enough heroine without being overly so. I loved the way Jack pushed her to do things, it came off as it doesn’t matter that you’re a woman stay and listen in on this business meeting or let’s go to the races. I love how he treated her as his equal.
Also if you are looking for an older woman/ younger man trope this book is has it she’s 30 he’s 25…..she doesn’t find that out til later though. but honestly who cares because that man is just yummy.
However the only thing I didn’t like and while I am all for dirty kinky goings on. And I always will I cannot be here for stick food up ones lady parts No, just No.
But Other than that Suddenly you was a really good book that left me with a happy and fulfilled feeling. This book is certainly worth the read and the price.