What Happens In Vegas
Aaron Grant is in Vegas for one reason and one reason only -- to protect his sister from doing something stupid. So, when his sister ends up engaged to a romance cover model, he'll do anything to put an end to his sister's latest craziness, even if it means asking romance author Kelsey Spencer for help. It's lucky she doesn't believe in what she writes, otherwise he wouldn't have a chance of gaining her assistance.
What a quick, captivating and fast-paced book Ms. Grady has penned in this one, which captured my attention immediately with the dilemma Kelsey is facing when it comes to her writing. How is she supposed to continue writing romance when her heart isn't in it? However, it was the moment that Kelsey met Aaron that had me flipping the pages quickly, wanting to know how things would work out between this hero and heroine. Will Aaron's sister come to her senses? Will Kelsey overcome her cynicism towards romance?
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories. Both have their reasons for not wanting romance in their lives, and I could understand why Kelsey is so cynical when it comes to romance. She's been hurt before, and watching Aaron's sister make -- what could possibly be -- the biggest mistake of her life is something she feels adamant she has to stop. She wouldn't want Jasmine to make a mistake like she did. Moreover, there were moments between the hero and heroine that had me smiling. Such as when they're deciding on what to do about the hero's sister, or when they're conversing about why she's so cynical about what she writes. Shouldn't romance authors believe in what they're writing?
I really enjoyed both the main characters, as well as the secondary ones. Yet, Aaron's sister did annoy me with her swearing when it came to saying Kelsey's name. Was it necessary for Jasmine to constantly say such a word? Then there's Kelsey's agent. She was a real hoot with what she wore during the convention and how she encouraged Kelsey as to her options when it came to her writing.
Kelsey was a wonderful heroine. She had some tough decisions to make, but I'm glad she made the ones that she did throughout this book. Should she help Aaron with his sister? What should she do about her writing? Should she stay writing romance or switch to another genre? Kelsey may be cynical but her arguments were valid when it came to Jasmine's quick romance. While Aaron, he's hard-working, confident and I liked how protective he was of his sister. They don't have it easy when it comes to their parents. They're always pushing them to do what's right for the family company, which made me feel sorry for the siblings. Aaron needs to take the time he's spending in Vegas to discover what he wants for his future. Should he leave the family business or stay? Truly, Kelsey was good for him. She made him realize that there's more to life than work.
Overall, this was a wonderful novella that went by fast due to the well-written dialogue and strong romance between two enjoyable main characters. The way this story ended with the way Aaron won Kelsey back had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after. Yet, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as it revealed what direction Kelsey ended up taking with her writing career. Was she still writing romance or another genre? This was a question I desperately wanted answered. I would recommend The Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope.
Romance novelist Kelsey Spencer doesn’t believe in love, and she's tired of faking her way through happily ever afters. Determined to change things up, she heads to the Las Vegas Romance Lovers Convention. But somewhere between half-naked cover models and hot Navy SEALs, Kelsey’s plans derail...
Especially once she meets über-fan Jasmine Grant...and Jasmine’s über-hot alphahole brother, Aaron.
Buttoned-up Aaron Grant never thought he’d find himself at a romance convention, but here he is, trying to convince his impulsive sister not to marry a beefcake cover model. His only hope is to enlist the aid of the cynical (and sexy) romance writer his sister worships.
After a sweltering jaunt around Vegas, some strange conference hijinks, and one outrageous proposal, Kelsey and Aaron are left questioning everything they know about romance and love...and if falling in love might just be worth the gamble.