Series: How to Catch an Alpha #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Catching Him
Also by this author: Obligation, Until June, Until Jax, Until Ashlyn, Until Sage, Running into Love, Until Harmony, Until Cobi, Until December, Catching Him
From New York Times bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the second book in the steamy, witty, and hilarious How to Catch an Alpha series.
Chrissie doesn't have time for guys, hot or otherwise; most days, she barely has time to sleep. With a thriving bakery that demands her attention and plenty of proof that relationships aren't worth the trouble, she's content to go it alone. Too bad she's unwittingly baited Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way Too Gorgeous - and he's just waiting for a chance to bite.
Gaston is used to getting what he wants, but he also knows nothing good ever comes easy. From the moment he meets Chrissie, he realizes that this woman who makes him laugh, smells like cupcakes, and looks like a tasty snack is going to be his greatest challenge. And if he's lucky, she'll be his biggest reward.
But someone else wants to catch Gaston at all costs - even if it means endangering the lives of the people he loves. Somehow Gaston must thwart danger and convince Chrissie that he's the perfect catch.
Baiting Him is a sweet, sometimes cheesy, love story between a baker and a club owner! Chrissie is living her dream: she owns her own bakery and its thriving. She has a beautiful condo and wonderful friends. She hasn’t had much luck in dating, and since her parents’ divorce, she has been hearing a lot about how horrible men are from her jilted mother. She has a chance meeting with Gaston (who has a dog named Lefou) and things escalate quickly. Gaston is immediately enamored and begins chasing Chrissie hard.
These two are super cute and their romance is kind of at warp speed. If you aren’t a fan of the insta-love, you should probably skip Baiting Him. The story is pretty saccharine so be prepared for a toothache! There were times that the lines got cheesy, but overall, I didn’t think it was overkill. Chrissie’s relationship with her mom is interesting. Chrissie thought her parents had a great marriage and she was shocked when her dad announced he was leaving the family for his mistress. Chrissie’s mom has NOT handled it well and you see a bit of Chrissie being the parent to her heartbroken mother.
If insta-love stories are you catnip, Baiting Him has everything you want! Overall its a quick read that gets right to the point-sappy, happy love! At just over 200 pages, you can probably finish this in one sitting. If your recent reads have been dark or heavy, Baiting Him is a perfect palate cleanser because it’s light and sexy.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: insta-love
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »of course! « Hide Spoiler