Published by Entangled Publishing on January 16th 2017
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I like to think of myself as a man of pleasure…
I enjoy a good pint of ale, being in the arms of a beautiful woman, and living by my own rules. The only thing I try to avoid? Commitment. And I’ve got a three-year success rate to prove it.
I wasn’t planning on Grace—the beautiful, funny, totally off-limits massage therapist who keeps popping up in my life. She’s on a six-month mission to rid her life of toxins. No alcohol. No red meat. And, yeah, no men. I’m talking full-on man cleanse.
I know I should walk away, but I can’t…and the only way to keep her in my life is to live by her rules. I’ll need to prove to a woman who’s lost all trust in men that I’m worthy of her love. And do it all without so much as a single kiss.
The only problem? If I win, I’ll lose the one thing I swore I’d never give up. My heart.
Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:Book #1 The One That Got Away Book #2 Six Month RuleBook #3 Three Simple WordsBook #4 Worth the Wait
~~Reviewed by Monique~~
After a very bad break-up, Grace Bailey saw a book that promised that a 6-month cleanse would improve her outlook on life. No sex, not even kissing, and getting rid of all things negative in her life. She could do that, and it helped. Jeremy Denning also went through a bad break-up, albeit 3 years ago. Jeremy dabbles. Jeremy also refuses to commit to anything since then, even though his friend at the bar where Jeremy works offered to make him a partner, he still hesitates. But still, Jeremy agreed to attend brewing courses. After an excruciating 8-hour lecture on brewing, Jeremy’s back is killing him, so he makes an appointment with a massage therapist. And she is truly lovely. Grace Bailey is his massage therapist. And this, dear readers, is but the beginning of a fabulous romance!
When I picked up WORTH THE WAIT, I barely glanced at the blurb, because I had been so impressed by the author’s previous book THREE SIMPLE WORDS. And I can say that I love Ms. Pine even more now! The author probably gives the most innovative twist to the ubiquitous “sworn-off-men” trope, and makes it totally original and fresh. The writing is excellent, so fluid and easy to read; the dialogues are witty and terrific throughout; and the author breathes life into every single character. WORTH THE WAIT is full of life, emotion, and so much fun! The chemistry between Jeremy and Grace sparks and crackles; I simply adored these two very appealing characters. They deserved to find love, and they do through honesty, respect, and caring.
There is nothing predictable in WORTH THE WAIT, even when it comes to the troublesome exes; there is no unnecessary drama, and still nothing happens the way you expect. WORTH THE WAIT is a fabulous book, truly original, and a total delight from beginning to end. I cannot wait to see what the immensely talented A.J. Pine has in store for us next, but I’m ready!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.