About Last Night by A.S. Kelly
ABOUT THE BOOK
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tyler Hayes, and I’m a fireman. Sorry to already disappoint you, but I’m not the person you think I am.
My charming uniform and seductive smile have caused nothing but trouble, and my not-so-honourable reputation, which I used to be so proud of, has kept me away from the one person I wanted to spend the rest of my life baking cookies for; my sweet, beautiful, slightly crazy Miss White.
I guess now I need to tell the whole story.
At forty years old, following years of self-sabotage, I’ve suddenly found myself admitting that I know absolutely nothing. Maybe my friend Niall was right when he told me to accept the process and just grow up. And now it’s too late; I’ll never be able to keep her close to me. All that’s left to do is watch helplessly – but deservedly – as my world comes tumbling down around me.
Hot damn! I found my next favorite author right here. With Ms. Kelly’s absolutely charming characters, wonderful setting, and beautiful storyline, she has me wanting more.
Tyler Hayes is a sexy hot fireman in Donegal, Ireland, and the local Lothario “with the skills”. Ask any girl in town. He’s not the commitment kind of guy. And then the beautiful next-door neighbor moves in. She knocks him off his feet the first time he meets her…when he walked into her apartment unannounced and she had a kitchen knife pointed at him. It seems his charm didn’t work on her at first sight so he will just have to make a plan.
Holly White came from Canada to Donegal on a 3-month teaching exchange program. Her personal life is non-existent and she has no family left. In fact, her nomadic life with her now-deceased single mother gave her no feeling of home or relationships until she started making friends in the lovely Irish town. Add in the plying of Irish whiskey, gnome hunting involving the sexy next-door neighbor, and the real reason she was there which I will not give away, and you get a damn fine story with so much warmth of love it gives you goosebumps.
There is so much interplay and chemistry between Tyler and Holly that it is all-consuming. It is a mind-blowing attraction that takes the confident and cocky Tyler by surprise which is a fun transformation to watch. Especially, when he looks for advice from his disapproving brother Parker and his hilarious best friend Niall. Holly’s story is heartbreaking and emotional, but with the help of her new friends, Wes, Anya, and Jordan, and with Tyler’s undying devotion to make her happy, she is able to get a happily ever after, and celebrate Christmas for the first time in her life.
The lengths Tyler goes to woo Holly is lovely and enchanting. The romantic notes he leaves her, teaching her to bake cookies (biscuits), and just being her friend first, and taking it slow is very sweet and respectful on his part. Not to say the sexual tension isn’t there, it just is slow-building and worth the wait. Two characters who deserve a happy ending.
Overall, this is a delightful story with memorable characters, amusing moments, and extremely touching scenes. Recommend highly!
Thank you to Ms. Kelly for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A.S. Kelly was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, two children, and a cat named Oscar.
She’s passionate about English literature, she’s a music lover and addicted to coffee.
She spends her days in a small village North of Dublin, looking for inspiration for her next stories.
Rainy Days is her debut novel.
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