Emmy thinks her boss Kyle Sterling of Sterling Corporations is a jerk.
So, she sleeps with him.
Emmy tries to put the mistake behind her, but then finds herself snowed in with Kyle. As the snow builds, so does the heat in the house between the two. The problem is that Kyle has a steady girlfriend that he is unwilling to break up with. Emmy cuts Kyle off and starts dating Luke. Even as their relationship takes off, Emmy is finding Kyle hard to shake. He is blatant in his feelings and desires for Emmy, putting her in an awkward situation. She tries hard to resist Kyle, but deep down inside Emmy’s motives are shady. When Emmy succumbs to her hidden feelings for Kyle without setting Luke free, devastating consequences ensue.
In addition to her two men, Emmy daydreams about doing violent things to her loud mouthed, opinionated mother.
With some humor and sarcasm, and of course, some tequila, Emmy’s world will flip upside down as she deals with the results of “accidentally on purpose” falling for two men at once.
I read this book a few months ago, and as I was perusing through it in order to write my review I was reminded of what a ride this book is. Seriously, it is all over the place emotionally. You will laugh, you might cry, you will definitely get angry at several of the characters. Ok, all of the characters.
Emmy thinks her boss is a total jerk, which is why she – of course – begins an affair with him. In her defense, when presented with Kyle, he is quite the panty dropper. The problem is that he is in a serious relationship with another woman. Yeah…not a smart move on your part, Emmy. She does try to stop, but seems compelled towards him. Even when she meets another, nearly perfect
man, she can’t get stop with Kyle. So ensues the drama, headaches, emotional blackmail, lying, cheating and all around shenanigans that make up this book.
I liked this book, I did. Even with the cheating and the characters who aren’t very likeable (save 1), I devoured this book in a day. I had to find out what happened, and I had to see how it all flushed out. And while the ending was relatively happy, I’m not so sure it was realistic. But I guess there probably aren’t a lot of men like Luke in the world, with a heart so big, he forgives even the most seemingly unforgivable sin a person in a relationship can commit.
There are some very serious issues addressed in this book. Addiction and abuse being among them. I thought the author really handled this with a deftness that pulls the reader in. Even if the characters weren’t very likable, they were real, and therefore their plights become yours. That is the attraction and achievement of this book. 4 stars from me.
After his devastating actions in Accidentally On Purpose, Kyle Sterling is trying to move on. He has lost the love of his life and he does not believe he is worthy of ever being loved again.
Lily Whitman has been devastated by the ultimate betrayal and later tragedy hits her heart full force. She doubts she will ever be able to give her heart to anyone again. She hides her own demons behind a wall of colorful hair, piercings, tattoos and a style and attitude that is all her own.
Kyle and Lily find themselves thrown together when Lily takes a position at Sterling Corporation after her place of employment burned to the ground. Lily is the complete opposite of the type of woman that Kyle has ever had any interest in. Lily is rough around the edges and challenges Kyle at every step. Despite his dick-like disposition and violent past, Lily fights to prove to Kyle that he is worthy – of being loved, and worthy of redemption, but Kyle is afraid of repeating history and he can’t let go of his past…And maybe a very important someone from his past isn’t ready to let go yet either…
With the rollercoaster ride that was “Accidentally on Purpose”, I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. I mean, I was sure that Kyle is just a horrible person. He’s a drug addict, abuser, cheater…basically just an all-around bad guy. I found nothing particularly redeeming about him in the previous book, and I honestly didn’t think it would be possible to dedicate an entire book to his story and make the reader like him. I have to say, I grew attached to Kyle in this book, and his story is definitely one worth telling and reading.
This is the continuation of Kyle’s Story from AOP. He’s still lamenting the loss of Emmy and the fallout from his actions in his life. He meets Lily, who has a shady past of her own. She’s tattooed, pierced, spunky and basically the polar opposite of everything Kyle has ever had. They start out hating each other, challenging each other and fighting the building chemistry between them.
I really love the build up between these two in this book, as well as the transformation of the characters. You learn more about Kyle, which helps me to digest and forgive him for some of the things that happened in AOP. I mean, Kyle is still Kyle, but I have more sympathy for him now and see that he’s not, in fact, the worst man in the history of men (which was his previous title, according to me). To see him go from so NOT book boyfriend material to true boy boyfriend material is freakin’ magic to this reader. I’m not sure if you picked up on my intense dislike of Kyle from the previous book, but it was there. Now…I get it. I get him, and my opinion was transformed.
I did really happen to like Lily. She has her own cross to bear, but she benefits from having Kyle in her life, which I think is wonderful. And she takes on the task of showing Kyle his worth. I thought as I was reading this that is what love stories are all about. Showing someone that they are worthy of not only giving love, but receiving it. Especially someone as damaged as Kyle.
I think it takes a lot of guts to write for a character that you know literally your entire fan base hates. Kudos to you, L.D., because you took a chance and it worked. I can’t say that I *love* Kyle Sterling now, but I definitely *like* him, which is a huge leap. For that, and for telling his and Lily’s story so beautifully, I give 4.5 stars.
L.D. Davis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces of Rhys. L.D. began writing at a very young age with consistent support from
teachers and friends. When she was only thirteen years old, she wrote her first romantic novella. A few years later at the age of nineteen, she completed another. Always writing, but never attempting to publish, L.D. left many projects unfinished over the years, but when she was thirty-four years old, she self-published her first full-length novel, Accidentally On Purpose. L.D. is
currently working on two more books to go along with Accidentally On Purpose, two more projects to go along with Pieces Of Rhys, and several other novels.L.D. has a serious addiction to reading, especially contemporary romance novels. She also loves the work of Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich and classics like Lord Of The Rings and Jane Austen’s novels.
She lives in a small East Coast town with her five children and husband.