Alex Parks is funny, friendly, and pretty much everything he's been looking for in a woman. And in no time at all they're emailing up a storm, telling each other their deepest darkest secrets... apart from the one that really matters.
And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist.
Joe Collins, bartender, lumbersexual giglo, the bearded one had planned on closing his younger brother's online dating profile until he found Alex Park. Alex decided on taking the reigns by surprising her cyber-messaging buddy at his birthday party but to her surprise her dream man isn't who she expected.
Joe isn't the man from the profile, he's the exact opposite. Alex feels betrayed and decides to return home immediately after the fiasco. Her plans change the next day when she comes down with a serious flu stranding her until she's better to fly. Joe steps in and takes care of her. They begin to develop a relationship. When all seems to be going well BOOM, a car accident changes everything.
I enjoyed this emotional story. It pulled at my heartstrings. Alex is agoraphobic but still she took a big leap of faith and made the most of it. Joe was not her type but she was able to move past his appearance and get to know the real man. Joe had been overshadowed by his younger brother for most of his life. He seemed perpetually defeated. They learn to help each other. I would have enjoyed the story even more is if it had been told in duel POV's or possibly an epilogue with Joe's final thoughts. I couldn't connect with Joe. He's a complex character and I felt he need to tell his own story. Over all I enjoyed the story and can't wait for the next book in the series. 4 Stars!