Series: Hope Town #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Bleeding Love (Hope Town, #2), When I'm With You
Also by this author: Bleeding Love (Hope Town, #2), Perfectly Imperfect, When I'm With You, Lost Rider, Kiss My Boots, Cowboy Up
It was supposed to be fun.
A mutual use of each other's bodies.
To be a ruse to the world around us.
I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his.
One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment.
He warned me not to fall for him, and I should've listened.
He intoxicated me.
He made me crave him.
He ruined me.
In the end, I'll never be the same.
Drunk on You is part smoking hot Dom/sub story, part fake relationship romance. Shane is a former stripper who now owns a bar with his friend, Nate. Dirty Dog (the bar) is one of the most popular bars in town and that is due partly to the hottie bartends (with Nate and Shane occasionally) dancing on the bar top! Shane feels that he can’t really have a relationship because no woman would be okay with his job, even though he doesn’t take his clothes off. His ex, Lacey, didn’t seem to mind…but she was sleeping with another woman! Now that she realizes her mistake, she is desperate to get Shane to take her back.
Nikki is a 2nd grade teacher who just got out of a terrible relationship with a man who was somewhat verbally abusive. She caught him cheating on her and ended the relationship. Months later he has decided he wants her back and begins what can only be labeled stalking behavior. Nikki makes it clear she isn’t interested but he is persistent. So, her idea to handle it? Start a fake relationship with Shane. Well, one that includes very non-fake sex.
Nikki is a study in contradictions. An adorable 2nd grade teacher by day, and a woman who sends naked pics by night. Once she decides she need to actually MOVE ON from her ex, she decides to act on her attraction to Shane. Shane makes it VERY clear that she can’t fall for him and this is sex only. There is some drama from both exes but it wasn’t as crazy as I expected. There is some drama between Shane and Nikki as they muck their way through whatever it is they have. I really felt for Nikki as a fellow educator in a private school. Those morality clauses are for real and its no joke. So, when you read it, know that YES that is exactly how it works. Crappy? Sure, but you agree to the clause when you take the job. The only other option is taking a public school job.
Personally, I have never been a fan of the BDSM stuff. While this book isn’t excessive, it wasn’t my thing. Aside from that, I enjoyed the story but I really enjoyed seeing Nate and Ember again!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: fake relationship
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, but it kind of felt more like an HFN than a real HEA « Hide Spoiler