Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen a cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.
His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.
Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming.
Well… When one of your favourite authors (in this case J. M. Darhower) announces a new book, you put everything down the moment that book arrives on your kindle – or is that just me?
When I read the info about Felony Ever After, a book with chapters written by 13 different authors, I admit I was worried about story flow. I mean, all authors have their own individual voice and style, but I was determined to give it a go. Four or five hours later I was finished and emerged like I’d been sat in a dark room and it was blazing sunshine everywhere else.
This book is simply fantastic. If I hadn’t known how many authors were involved, there’s no way on earth I’d even have guessed. The story flow I was worried about was perfect and the narrative consistent throughout. There wasn’t a moment that I had to stop reading because communication between all involved had failed in any way. Each author brings something to the story, but the entire thing is seamless and I was blown away.
The characters or Verity and Hudson are great (I want to #PoundHudson too btw) and felt very relateable. I often found myself wondering what I would do or how I’d react thoughout the story if I was placed in Verity’s situation – which is something I love about reading. If the reader can relate to what is happening on some level, then, in my opinion, the book is a success.
Most of the book had me laughing out loud – particularly the Twitter posts, and the honour was well balanced with the rest of the story. I have to admit, the whole involvement of Larold Lay was brilliant, and definitely something I’ve never come across before. While some regular romance tropes appeared, nothing felt cliché and overdone.
I know the story’s over with, but I kinda want more – I want to know more about hudson’s previous live and what happened to Larold. Hup to ladies!