In this sexy contemporary romance, a single girl looking for love in New York City finds the perfect guy online, but she can’t get her friend’s bad-boy brother out of her mind.
Mataya (The Sowing, 2015, etc.) hooks readers from the first page of the first book in her new Summer Love series. Sarah spends her days working for a pair of uptight hippies at a New Age spa and her nights reading the Missed Connections section on Craigslist. She dreams of one day finding her own Missed Connection. In the meantime, she must fight her attraction to her best friend Pete’s twin, Jack. Hooking up with Jack might jeopardize Sarah’s friendship with his brother if the relationship were to end badly. And she knows it would definitely end. Jack’s “rampant Peter Pan syndrome” and sexual exploits make him ineligible for anything but casual sex. Sarah is ready to get serious about finding love, and she’s looking for a man with emotional maturity and a grown-up job—not a DJ who parties every night like Jack does. When she comes across a Missed Connection meant for her, Sarah is thrilled to discover the emotional connection she’s been looking for with her secret admirer, which grows stronger with every message they exchange. And then a steamy encounter with Jack leaves her wracked with guilt. As things at the Inner Space Spa go from bad to crazy, Sarah finds she may have underestimated Jack and feels torn between him and her online relationship. At times the story verges on silly and improbable, but it’s ultimately saved by Sarah’s well-written inner monologue. Funny and authentic, Sarah’s snarky take on her own travails is the magic ingredient that will have readers rooting for the heroine to find true love with the right man.
A fun and humorous summer read with unexpected depth.