This is the third book in a trilogy, and it’s probably best to have read at least Hate to Want You first, to fully get the most out of the story. The central romance works on its own, but there are a lot of stuff in this book that works best if you’ve read at least the first book in the series.
Evangeline “Eve” Chandler has quietly suffered her father’s verbal abuse for much of her life, and only recently started standing up for herself and choosing to do her own thing. She’s quit her job working for the family’s charitable foundation and has been secretly working as a driver for a ride share company, while doing research and planning to possibly start her own business. Struggling massively with self esteem issues, she’s nervous about telling her beloved older brother about the idea, as he’d prefer it if she start working in the family company with him. Another secret she’s been keeping, for much longer, is her years-long crush on Gabe Hunter, the tattoo artist who’s her brother’s best friend. She knows Gabe still sees her as a kid, but hopes that her brother’s wedding may be a chance for her to show him that she’s all grown up.
Gabriel “Gabe” Hunter grew up with the Kane family’s children, since his adopted mother was their housekeeper. Then the Kanes and the Chandlers had a massive falling out (see my review of book one) and as Gabe was friends with Paul Kane, he didn’t really feel he could have anything to do with the Chandlers anymore. Now Livvie Kane and Nick Chandler have buried the hatchet and are getting married. Both Gabe and Eve are in the wedding party, and end up spending quite a bit of time alone together in the week leading up to the ceremony. While Gabe has been trying not to notice, it’s obvious to him that little Eve is a full-grown woman now, and she’s not afraid to show her interest in him. It’s not just the age difference between them or that she’s a rich heiress and he’s the housekeeper’s son that could be problematic for a possible relationship. Gabe has secrets he’s been keeping for most of his life, secrets that could impact both the Kane and the Chandler family and this wedding is certainly not the time he’d want those to come out.
Full review on my blog.