From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes this downright delicious peek into the male anatomy… er, mind of Hardy Richard.
There are only two rules:
1. Don’t get too close.
2. Don’t fall in love.
Correction: Don’t ever fall in love. I don’t need the baggage of relationships. Life should be simple, easy, uncomplicated.
The problem I’m faced with is, if I really believe life should be that easy, that uncomplicated, and that simple, then why am I still thinking about a woman I met on a random Monday at the bar? A girl who was never a Gimlet, and always a Paloma. Yep, I called it all wrong last night and I’m starting to wonder if my heart will pay the price.
I might have broken rule number one, but rule number two remains firmly intact. For now. Sort of. Okay, maybe rule two hasn’t been broken, but it’s definitely been bent.
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With a name like Hardy Richard and as owner of a business that’s motto is – “The customer is always right, they always come, and they always come back, it makes perfect sense that Hardy loves an uncomplicated life full of booze, beauties, and his Big Richard. He’s all about enjoying bonding physically with women, satisfying himself and his partner and then sending them on their way. Hardy has a pulse on every customer who enters his Brooklyn bar, and his gift for knowing what drink his female patrons order allows him to know exactly what they want after he delivers their beverage.
But when Virginia Ryan walks into his bar, she becomes an exception to more than just the two rules Hardy lives by, messing with his simplistic lifestyle and his hideaway antics, turning him into a Professor of Romance who ends up taking on the role of student more so than teacher when it comes to lessons in love and romance.
The fact that Drunk On Love is told exclusively from Hardy Richard’s perspective allows readers fresh insight into a sub-genre of romance – the heroine needing lessons in love from the hero in order to get another guy – that can be too formulaic and overly frustrating. There were times in Drunk On Love that were a bit problematic for me, especially the idea of Hardy believing in always being honest and then lying to Virginia numerous times throughout the storyline, but I thoroughly enjoyed being inside Hardy’s head because his internal monologue and musings illustrate just how much Virginia throws him off his game and what he’s willing to do to have a shot at not just her body but her heart as well.
There’s no doubt that Virginia complicates Hardy’s life and forces him to take a closer look at what he wants his future to look like, but Virginia is forced to do the same thing because even though readers don’t get her point of view, we can tell how much Hardy affects her by her flirty words and honest impressions…it just remains to be seen until the end of the story what will happen once the lessons are over and Virginia’s ready to graduate to the big leagues.
Drunk On Love is a seductive and sassy romantic comedy that illustrates just how easy life can change when the right girl enters your bar, even if neither of you know it until you almost lose one another with past beliefs and behaviors. Hardy Richard is a witty and tantalizing hero who may know the art of seduction but Virginia teaches him that sometimes rules are meant to be broken regardless of how important they seemed.
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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.