NOBODY’S PRINCE CHARMING
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
RELEASE DATE: 03.23.18
COVER DESIGN: JAY AHEER/ Simply Defined Art
COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: WANDER AGUIAR
Fire and ice. Oil and water. Vodka and decisions. That’s what Darren McCoy and Wren Davison are: two opposites that shouldn’t mix well. Dare believes in fairy tales, true love, and happily ever after. Wren believes in fast cars, freedom, and no-strings sex. What can these two men possibly have in common? A magnetic pull strong enough to obliterate logic and reason.
For more than a year, Dare and Wren have worked together at the Curl Up and Dye Salon. Dare has pursued the mysterious, brooding man, and Wren has resisted his provocative charm. Then one day, something happens that allows the men to see each other in a new light. Wren learns that Dare hides a heavy heart behind his brilliant smile. Dare realizes that beneath Wren’s gruff exterior beats the heart of a prince.
Passions ignite once the men stop fighting their attraction, but will it be enough to overcome their differences? Is Wren the prince that Dare is looking for? Can Dare teach Wren that true love does exist?
Nobody’s Prince charming is a modern-day fairy tale where some princes ride Harleys, and castle walls are built to scale. It is the third book in the Road to Blissville series but can be read as a standalone book. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults eighteen and over.
This story is sad and happy, with mysterious characters and others that are at times downright hilarious.
I enjoyed the earlier two books in this series and this one, perhaps even more. The author brought the characters to life in earlier stories and developed secondary characters so well that the series reader has a feeling of a return visit to close friends.
Dare works as the front desk receptionist at the Curl Up and Dye Solon. He is an absolute customer service expert, “charismatic, friendly” and a fabulous first impression for salon clients. Dare is even more skilled at using humor to hide his own emotions, about his loneliness, his worry about his grandfather and especially his desire for his coworker, Wren. Dare has no idea at all that Wren might possibly feel the same.
Wren is a contradiction with his long hair, motorcycle, love for classic cars and occupation as a hairstylist. Not a barber but a stylist. Nobody really knows Wren which is exactly the way he wants it. He lives under a black cloud, feeling that he has some sort of bad juju and causes bad things to happen to those who are close to him. His solution is to make sure that no one gets close. He has no idea how persistent Dare can be.
Wren and Dare are very similar under the skin, both with big hearts, both with a focus on taking care of others. Dare is taking care of his grandfather and will do whatever is necessary, including working multiple jobs, to allow his grandfather to be cared for at home. Wren? Well, Wren can’t help himself. He is going to do something about Dare’s situation.
All of the good feelings fill your heart when reading this story. I so love these guys!
When I returned to the kitchenette, Dare looked as if he were afraid to believe in me. I wondered if maybe our backgrounds weren’t that different after all.
“I just want you to know that I will not be upset if you change your mind, Wren.” It was cute the way he tried to put me at ease.
“Dare, there’s something you need to know about me.” He nodded eagerly, biting his lip nervously as he waited. “Rule number five: I never say things I don’t mean, and I don’t do things I don’t want to do.”
“That’s two different things,” Dare said. “That should be rules five and six.”
“They mean similar things, so they share a rule.”
“Saying and doing aren’t even close to the same thing,” Dare argued. “It would make sense if it was: say what you mean and mean what you say. They could share a rule.”
“They’re my rules, and I’ll categorize them as I see fit.”
“Well,” Dare said huffily. Then he tipped his head to the side and studied me speculatively. “I’ll let it drop if you tell me your first four rules. Not gonna lie, I kind of want to see if I can make you break them.”
“Not a chance,” I declared. His look said we’ll just see about that.
I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I’m a girly tomboy who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees. I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever- after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.
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