Available: Now Amazon
Type: Romantic Comedy
My copy: Sent
Delilah Northcutt has been described as weird, nerdy. But her favorite term is quirky. The eccentric flower shop owner definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. On the rebound from a cheating ex, she’s not looking to open her heart to someone else any time soon. On a whim, her best friend convinces her that one night with a stranger she’ll never see again is just what she needs to pull herself out of the funk she’s been living in.
Overly serious, workaholic Richard Locklaine was always described as the twin determined to do the right thing. Even if it was at the cost of his own well-being. But after years in a loveless, manipulative marriage, he’s finally free and ready to build a life of his choosing. And nowhere in that life is there room for another woman—unless it’s for just one night, of course.
They are complete opposites in every single way. But for some reason, fate has decided to force the two of them together. Despite the chemistry, they’re determined to fight the attraction growing between them. Besides, what could a florist with horrible taste in music and an attorney from Connecticut ever really have in common? Only one thing is certain. When they finally come together, it’s going to be epic.
I am quickly becoming a huge fan of the romantic comedy genre. They are fun to read and leave you with a happy overall feeling. That is exactly what Opposites Attract by Jessica Prince was to me. I loved the story, the characters, the banter and all the shenanigans. I just kept laughing out loud.
In Opposites Attract, which is Book 2 in The Locklaine Boys series, a spinoff to Love Hate Relationship, which I also loved, we get Richard’s story. Richard, who is a very straight and narrow and no nonsense type of man. It’s not that he has no time for fun, he is just too busy being mature and adulting to break down and let loose. After getting out of a very bad marriage, one-night stands are all he can manage right now.
Delilah Northcutt on the other hand has always felt a bit out of place. A bit weird and nerdy, she likes to think of herself as quirky. Herself, just coming out of a bad long-term relationship, her best friend, Devon, convinces her a night out and a hot one-night stand is just what she needs to forget what’s his face. And what a night it is! Totally out of character, she gives in and has the night of her life. Not expecting to ever see that man again.
And so the shenanigans begin. Both Richard and Delilah, with recent broken hearts and disillusioned with love, are not ready or even looking for a relationship, but they are having way too much fun together. And though both know what they have is too new to be defined, they are both so much in their own heads, they get themselves and each other all twisted up. There is so much push and pull, but the fun kind that will have the reader laughing out loud over and over again.
And the banter between them is hilarious. Richard kept Delilah on her toes and when he finally pushed her too far, feisty Delilah was amazing, though still adorable. The same can be said between the secondary characters, the friends and family. They were hilarious together and made the story just that much more enjoyable. We get to see some old favorites and meet new characters. The scene at the strip bar had me in stitches.
Quick side note, this is a standalone, you do not need to read any of the other books to read this one. They are great books, so you may want to read them anyway, but this can be read on its own. The author gives you all the information you need to not feel lost or as if you are missing part of the story.
I loved this story, loved everything about it. Even when you wanted to strangle one of them, you just rooted for them and wanted to keep reading. This was a great, light read, that I would easily recommend.
I do also have to take a moment and just say, Jessica Prince knows how to give us hot-alpha males. I mean each and every Locklaine man is, in their own way, perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, but so swoon-worthy. And she has given us four of them. Four!
I give Opposites Attract by Jessica Prince 4.5 stars!