Also by this author: Baiting the Boss, Undercover in the CEO's Bed, White-Hot Holiday, Real Men Don't Quit, His Millionaire Maid
Series: Real Men #3
Also in this series: White-Hot Holiday, Real Men Don't Quit
Published by Entangled: Bliss on February 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance Romance
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Amidst an ugly divorce and an even uglier scandal, Paige Kerrigan has returned to her parents' estate to hide out until things blow over. While she's enjoying a late-night naked swim, however, she's shocked to find Owen Bellamy— her family's former cute pool boy—standing poolside. Now he's all hot, grown up, and renting the Kerrigan property…and he's definitely not forgiven Paige for how she used to treat him.
Once, the beautiful but spoiled Paige Kerrigan was everything Owen wanted. Now she's broke and Owen finally has his revenge...by offering her a place to stay as his housekeeper. Yet Paige isn't the person he remembers. Instead, she's far more than he imagined, and far more irresistible than is safe. But the last thing Owen can afford is to give his heart to the same woman who once broke it.
Erin: If you are a fan of enemies to lovers, then look no further than Coleen Kwan’s One Real Man, the third book in her Real Men series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the previous books, you don’t need to in order to enjoy this one, but I’d recommend it just because the others are as fun as this one was! This is a light, sweet (not so steamy) book full of snarky dialog and plenty of swoons along the way.
In a little bit different twist than what we’re used to seeing in romances, Owen Bellamy is the poor boy turned rich while Paige Kerrigan is the one who has her fall from grace and finds herself at the mercy of Owen, her family’s prior pool boy. Years ago, Paige wasn’t so nice to Owen and now when she needs help Owen offers it, with every intention of seeking revenge for the way she treated him. As you’d expect, things don’t quite go that way once these two get to know one another once again. Feelings develop, old hurts must be soothed, and then romance blossoms.
There was a bit of drama and angst, some of it a bit frustrating, in the book, but overall, I enjoyed the story and the characters. Kwan writes very realistic heroes and heroines, and it’s mostly easy to look past their flaws. There is a lot of chemistry sizzling between Owen and Paige and it was such fine watching these two realize that prior impressions aren’t at all what they seem. Check this one out, I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.