Book Review: Night and Day

NIGHT AND DAY
One Night in South Beach #5
by Andie J. Christopher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 9/18/2018
 
Letty Gonzalez is a true romantic. She’s spent her life waiting for
flowers, poetry, the grand gesture that will finally sweep her off
her feet—without any luck. After her latest dating fiasco, she’s
ready to give up on the idea of Prince Charming—but not on down and
dirty fantasies about her new boss—gorgeous, out-of-her-league Max
Delgado.
Maxis more pragmatic than romantic—and with his looks and charisma,
beautiful women usually fall at his feet. Bubbly, generously curvy Letty just isn’t
for him, and maybe if he finally lets his grandmother set him up with
someone new, Letty will finally believe it.
But the senior citizen’s matchmaking is trickier than anyone anticipated. And when
Letty and Max find themselves stuck in Key West together for a
seductively sexy weekend, one kiss is enough to light a fire neither
of them wants to put out . . .
**easily read as a standalone!**
 

My Review

This book surprised me in more ways than one, both positive and negative. I have mixed feelings about it and putting together this review has helped a lot.

Starting with the easy part, “Night and Day” is the fifth book in the series but can easily be read as a stand-alone. As far as I’ve understood, there are glimpses of stories from previous novels, and one very sweet grandmother that ties everything together. Letty meets Max when she needed to stay away from men the most. After an unsuccessful relationship and a career failure, she accepts a job as an assistant to a sculptor. Little did she expect him to be so gorgeous! The attraction they feel is visible from the beginning and while his creativity sparks, her doubts begin as well.

On the good side, we can see here a very nice romance story that combines passion for one another with passion for art. Max and Letty have many things in common and they discover them step by step, all the while uncovering their deepest fears. I loved the communication between them and the family dynamics. Max’s grandmother is the “author” of their encounter, as she has been trying to set him up for a long time. Well, she did a very good job this time.

What I did not appreciate was the amount of self-doubt and the disappointment Letty has when it comes to her appearance. There is someone out there for any of us. We are all beautiful in someone’s eyes, we are all special for someone. We are who we are and we can only be better. The way she talked about herself and her body made me uncomfortable a little and made me reduce my rating.

Other than that, no other negative aspect comes to mind. We have a beautiful couple, we have amazing interaction and a very beautiful writing. This book was easy to read and discusses many more important themes, that you can discover only by reading it  J 3.5 Stars – Enjoy J

 

Previous Books in the Series:
STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
One Night in South Beach #1
DUSK UNTIL DAWN
One Night in South Beach #2
BREAK OF DAY
One Night in South Beach #3
BEFORE DAYLIGHT
One Night in South Beach #4
 
 
Andie J. Christopher writes edgy, funny, sexy contemporary
romance. She grew up in a family of voracious readers, and picked up
her first Harlequin romance novel at age twelve when she’d finished
reading everything else in her grandmother’s house. It was love at
first read. It wasn’t too long before she started writing her own
stories—her first heroine drank Campari and wore a lot of Esprit.
Andie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in
economics and art history (summa cum laude), and a JD from Stanford
Law School. She lives in Washington, D.C., with a very funny French
Bulldog named Gus.
 
 
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