Nikole Paterson is attending a Dodgers game with her 5-month boyfriend, when he proposes via Jumbotron. He spells her name wrong, he’s kind of an idiot, she’s basically just been sleeping with him because he’s hot, and she says no in front of the stadium. He storms off, and the media starts to descend, until she is rescued by Carlos and his sister Angela, who take her to meet up with her two best friends so they can drink and have pizza. Carlos is a hot doctor, and this starts a rebound romance between the two. What starts out as friendship turns to good sex and then to something more, exactly what Nikole wasn’t looking for.
This was definitely a typical romance story – girl rescued from a crap guy by a really nice guy, who she then proceeds to fall in love with against her will. I did enjoy the diversity represented in the characters. Nikole is black, her two best friends are a Korean bakery owner and a black lesbian actress, and Carlos is a Latino doctor in East LA. It was nice to read a story where the main characters aren’t all white. I also liked that the story focused on East LA instead of the typical LA setups. Unfortunately, the writing style was a little basic, which took me out of the story a bit.
I find myself reading easy and light books so far this year – I think I need the escape from all the crap happening right now. So, if that’s something you’re looking for, you might enjoy the book. I read it in two sittings – my lunch hour and before I went to bed, so it definitely is a quick read. All in all, it’s a cute story with a diverse cast of characters.