Hayden Summers just landed the job of a lifetime taking pictures forTime magazine, but she’s determined to leave with no regrets. The first thing on her list? Erase the memory of her cheating ex with a wild night of anonymous sex. The second? Figure out why her best friend, sexy bar owner Jace Jennings, stopped speaking to her the night she told him about the job.
Jace has a problem. Hayden isn’t just leaving the country, she’s risking her life—just when he’s realized he’s in love with her. When fate traps them in the storage room of his bar together, barely contained desire simmers to surface. In one last attempt to keep her, Jace offers Hayden the one thing she wants: a night of hot sex, no strings attached. But when the night is over, will Jace be able to let her go? And will Hayden leave with her heart intact?
No Strings Attached was difficult for me in a number of ways. First, it’s a novella, so it’s only 62 pages. I’m not the hugest fan of novellas. I recently read one from Brigid Kemmerer that I absolutely adored, but other than that…I haven’t much cared for them. The thing about this novella is that I’m not really sure why it’s a novella. I don’t see anything on Nicolette Day’s website that confirms that this will be or was previously a series…so I find it to be pretty confusing. If you’re looking for a really quick romantic and sexy read, then this is totally the novella for you! Unfortunately, I just had to many complaints to fall in love with it.
I tried really hard, but I couldn’t connect with either of the characters. Not only that, but I didn’t really even like either of the characters. And because this is a novella, I didn’t have a time to get to know or form an opinion of the supporting characters. Like I said, this is a 62 page novella. So, you’re forced to latch on to everyone pretty quickly. Hayden was annoying and whiney. Every single time she spoke it was like nails on a chalkboard. I couldn’t stand her. Jace was a little better than her, but he was a very emotional and sappy kind of guy. I don’t like that. I need my men, both in real life and on paper, to be strong, hunky, firm, dedicated, with a bad quality to them. A little sappiness is good here and there, but let me tell you girls, I’ve dated an emotional basket case before. There is NOTHING attractive about it.
Rating this book was actually pretty difficult for me. Originally, I wanted to rate it a 2. Then, I changed my mind and rated it a 3, because the writing itself is really good. But then….I changed it back to a 2 because the ending sucked. I had to force myself to accept that if I didn’t like any of the characters and I found the ending to be just plain stupid, then there was no way I could rate it a 3. I think that heavy romance lovers will really enjoy this book. I can see 4 and 5 stars all over in the ratings section on Goodreads. That’s great! I highly recommend romance lovers go read this book. It just wasn’t for me.
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Publication Date: June 10th, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Flirt
Rating: [rating: 2]