The bad boy …
Growing up, Nicholas Hawkins was always the life of the party, and that hasn't changed. The only difference is that now he gets paid to do it—literally. He's the last man standing, so to speak, from his group of friends of Saddles & Racks. He plans to be a male escort for as long as the women still book dates with him, and he hopes that's for many, many, many more years.The nerd …
Ashleigh James got the brains when it came to her and her twin sister, Everleigh. Growing up, all the boys wanted to date the pretty sister, and that didn't change when Ashleigh brought home her boyfriend during college. Everleigh wasted no time hooking up with Ashleigh's beau, leaving the sisters estranged for several years until Ashleigh receives her sister’s wedding invitation. Turns out, Everleigh is marrying the man she stole—and in Fiji no less.
The ruse …
Not wanting to show up alone, Ashleigh's best friend talks her into hiring a male escort to bring with her to paradise. A bad boy who is the complete opposite of her ex. Since Nick is the last to fall, his friends bet him that he'll find love during the weeklong trip. Neither one expects anything to happen except nightly fun while pretending they're dating. When the attraction between the two is undeniable, they both fight their desire toward each other because one can't fall for someone they hired to date, and the other can't lose a bet.
But the two might not have to worry about their feelings because Mother Nature has other plans that will leave everyone running, kidnapped, or …
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Confession time: I haven't read all the books in this series but that doesn't mean that I didn't fly through Paradise & Vodka. Fake relationship + amazing location + danger = yes please!!
I was with Ashleigh from chapter one. Ugh- the nerve of two people who were supposed to be on her side! Her already not great self confidence took a major blow but good for her for not taking it and building a life for herself that didn't include that toxicity. The only problem was, her kindness wouldn't let her say no to the invite to her sisters wedding. But she couldn't show up alone. Enter Nick.
Oh my hot swooniness Nick!! I adored him. He was unapologetically himself. The not so bad, bad boy. I loved how he eased Ashleigh's fears about what they would be facing down. How his charm and wit and charisma shone through. It was legit impossible not to like him. Especially with the way he handled business when things with sideways and then south.
Holy of the most unexpected twists! I didn't see either of them coming- yes them! Cheers to Kimberly Knight for keeping me on my toes! Talk about a whirlwind. The final third of the book I was torn between the longing between Nick and Ashleigh and trying to unravel the mystery of what all went down in Fiji. Paradise & Vodka kept me fully engaged and entertained from start to finish. It was steamy, suspenseful and swoony. Now I can't wait to go back and find out more about the rest of the Saddles & Racks crew!
About the Author
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant, and daughter, who keeps Kimberly on her toes. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.