Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands (yes, ladies, he's an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He's pretty sure he'll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You're a daddy.
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Book Boyfriend #4
Review copy provided by publisher
I've really loved each of the books in the Book Boyfriend series from Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. I'll admit Connor had intrigued me since the very first book, so I was glad we were finally getting his story.
I have to say up front, I don't usually love the one-night stand story if I can't see where it could lead. However, since both Connor and Katie were heading to Chicago from Denver, I felt like they could reconnect at some point...though I didn't expect it to take over 3 year. Since Katie and Connor never shared last names or contact information, I loved that as soon as she realized his name and how to reach him, she met up immediately to tell him about their daughter, Valentine.
I loved that Connor and Katie's chemistry was pretty evident from the moment they saw each other again, and their attraction to one another was even stronger. Seriously I loved these two characters together and the fact that neither one had forgotten the other. While they had many smoking hot love scenes, I love they both wanted to make sure Val was always protected in case they didn't work out as a couple.
I worried about Connor's reaction to discovering he was a father, and have to say I think I fell in love with him a bit more for not only being completely understanding about Katie not being able to tell him at first, but slowly working his way into his daughter's life. Too many times I've read books where they just tell the child this is your daddy with no time spent together first. I liked that Connor and Katie established him into Val's life before telling her he was her daddy. I loved watching Connor fall in love with his daughter right along with her mother. There is just something about a big, strong, sexy man and a toddler that makes me swoon a little bit.
Rock Solid was a wonderful addition to the Book Boyfriend series from Ms. Phillips and Ms. Wilde. I once again was completely drawn into the story and pretty much read it in one sitting. I highly recommend Rock Solid to anyone who enjoys contemporary romances.
Rating: 5 Stars (A)
I'm not going to beat around the bush here, I freaking loved this book! The whole series has been great, but Connor stole my heart from the get go.
Connor and Katie have a ridiculously hot one night stand. Connor wanted so much more, but Katie is trigger shy and runs out on him. But she took a piece of Connor with her.
Fast forward nine months, and hello baby Valentine! I appreciated that this wasn't a typical "secret baby" trope. When the heroine purposely keeps the baby from the hero it makes me stabby. But this wasn't that at all. Katie had no idea how to find Connor. They didn't exchange last names or contact info. When they do finally see each other again it was magical. The chemistry is as strong as ever, but Katie is still scared of relationships.
I adore how Connor immediately took to his daughter. There wasn't any animosity between Katie and Connor. There was some sadness that he'd missed the first three years of Valentine's life, but he pushed through that to embrace his new role in both his child's and Katie's life.
While this story is true to Erika and Carly's style with the smokin' hot sexy times, it was also incredibly sweet and touching. I enjoyed watching the hero and heroine find their footing as co-parents. It wasn't all neat and tidy, it was real. There were temper tantrums, bath time, cranky bed times, and "mom style pj's". It quite simply, felt relatable. Some of my favourite parts of this story happened after the preschooler went to bed! Jesus, the bumping and grinding was intense and sinful...my cup of tea, for sure!
This entire series has been so much fun. I'm pretty sure that Erika Wilde and Carly Phillips could right an instruction manual and they could make it interesting and sexy! Seriously, this writing duo is insanely talented and constantly pull me in and make me love their characters. This book may just be my favourite so far. But haven't I said that before? Each book just gets better and better!