Purchased: Kindle – $.99 [Received ARC from author in exchange for honest review]
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
What’s It All About:
“Crew Forrester is the ultimate Vegas Playboy.
He’s never played a card game he couldn’t beat and never met a showgirl he couldn’t bed. He plays by his own rules, and he plays to win.
At twenty-four, he’s on top of the world, basking in his bachelorhood one debaucherous night at a time, when an early morning knock on his door changes everything.
He’s a daddy. He has a daughter. And he’s never changed a diaper in his life.
But just when he’s getting a grip on this whole fatherhood thing, he meets Calypso, the intriguing lavender-and-patchouli-scented hippie in the apartment next door. She refuses to discuss her past, but Crew didn’t win a dozen high stakes poker tournaments without learning a thing or two about reading people.
She’s hiding something.
But Calypso’s not just a mystery, she’s the ultimate jackpot. And Crew’s bet money before but never happiness. If he wants her, he’ll have to take the biggest gamble of his life. But having her for his own would be the ultimate win.”
Description taken from Amazon.
The Best Parts:
This novel was very different for me. It has all of the typical aspects of a romance novels, with tons of hilarity, but then there was something else. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something just felt right. The relationship between Crew and Calypso was wonderful to read and the fact that the story is about family for two people who never really had a family.
The style for the writing it great because you see one characters thought up until the pivotal moment and then it switches so that you are able to see all parts as to what is happening. It is also nice to see the guy who is the one helping the girl for once and the fact that there is no judgement in this novel makes it so relatable.
I also love the way Renshaw always puts in tough subjects for her novels and for this one there are a lot, but it doesn’t overwhelm you. With Calypso we have the commune and the miscarriages and with Crew we have a baby out of wedlock, gambling, and going against his parents.
The Worst Parts:
There is only one thing I would have loved to see more of and that was Crew playing poker. It was such a huge part of his life and I know he changed it for Emme, but I would have just like it once for Calypso to see him play. To see him at his finest with something he loved, just like he got to see Calypso.
I couldn’t decipher when reading this book if it was ok for me to be turned on and laughing my ass off at the same time lol. This book makes you feel so good and if you buy it now there is even a little surprise at the end along with a sneak peek at Winter Renshaw’s newest novel coming out next month! ❤