Series: Gator Bait MC #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Accident, FL
Also in this series: Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty, Good Trouble, Cute But Psycho, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted, I'll Just Date Myself
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Quit Bein' Ugly, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty, No Rep, Gen Pop, Jerk It, Inmate of the Month , Chalk Dirty to Me, Shakedown , Always Someone's Monster, Make Me Your Villain , Rattle Some Cages , Get Tragic , Strange and Unusual, Suck This, Never Trust the Living, Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty, Good Trouble, Cute But Psycho, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted, I'll Just Date Myself, Fun House, Freak Show, Show Off, Clown Motel
The first time Cassius Ulysses Costas met Alice Paradis, she was in a string bikini and filling up a long line of boats that were there just to see her. She was eighteen and every man’s wet dream.
For the longest time, he went out of his way to stay as far away from her as he could get without actually taking his eyes off of her. For years, he was the better person. He played his hand close, and not a single person would know just how obsessed he was with her.
Then he goes to prison and comes out a man that couldn’t care less about anyone or anything, least of all what someone thought of him and his actions. But not one second while he was behind bars did he forget about Alice.
He tries to stay away. For a few long months, he fights his every instinct to make her his. But, as if the universe is conspiring against him, Alice is thrown into his path time after time, instance after instance.
And his resolve is waning. Fast.
In one last ditch effort to stay away, he walks away, hoping making her mad enough will force her to do the work for him.However, when Alice is attacked, it isn’t Cassius’s harsh words she remembers, but the way he makes her feel safe.
Soon, the very last thing he’ll do is let her walk away. He did the right thing, and that didn’t work out. Now, it’s time for him to embrace the wrong.
Annoyed at First Sight continues the Gator Bait MC series, set in Florida. This time we have Cassius and Alice! Cassius was sent to prison for nearly beating a man to death after the man didn’t seem to care that Cassius’ mother fell off this guys boat and was lost at sea. After his release he is determined to NOT get involved with Alice, whom he noticed even before he went to prison. She is younger and full of trouble.
Alice is the responsible sister. Her twin, Jaycee, is a lazy ne’er do well who wants to spend her life spending their family money and not working. Alice doesn’t want to work in her families businesses forever, but if Jaycee doesn’t step up, then Alice doesn’t have a choice. When she gets the opportunity to be Etienne’s assistant, she jumps at it and hopes Jaycee will get it together (spoiler alert: she doesn’t). Alice is hyper aware of Cassius and they have apparently decided to be snippy, rude, and dismissive of each other despite their feelings. Eventually they get the heads out of their butts and realize there is no reason to fight being happy.
There is a huge twist at the end of this one that I was not expecting. That almost NEVER happens to me. I always see twists coming. So, kudos to LLV for getting one past me. This story is a great addition to the Gator Bait series and I am eagerly awaiting more!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: age gap, hate to love you
- Triggers: View Spoiler »attempted assault, kidnapping « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler