Payton Vaughn’s trip to Puerto Vallarta for her friend’s wedding was her big escape from her ridiculously overbearing mother–oh, and that little matter with her cheating fiancé. Now, her flight’s been cancelled, and she’s crammed into a tiny car with the gorgeous-but-irritating best man.
Viva la road trip from hell…
Cruz Sorensen doesn’t have time to babysit some spoiled socialite, even if she is the future daughter-in-law of the man who could change the fortune of his family’s company. He has no business getting to know her better—not even for all the tequila in Mexico…until they wake up with grande-sized hangovers as man and wife.
Now Payton and Cruz must decide if they’ve reached the end of their journey…or the beginning of a new adventure.
Source: ARC from Entangled Bliss via NetGalley
This is a cute, thoroughly enjoyable read with a touch of unwanted attraction between antagonists and a reluctant love born out of proximity and unexpected problems. It’s sweet and fun with likeable characters and lovely locations – oh, and tequila. Lots and lots of tequila.
Despite being rich and having never wanted for material things, Payton is surprisingly down-to-earth. The way she handles the various disasters that lead to her roadtrip with Cruz is proof of her good cheer and I loved everything she did on the journey – the phone, the music, her driving. She’s good fun and I couldn’t help liking her, especially after how things turned out with her fiancé.
Cruz is a little less of an instant hit, because he’s gruff and responsible and a workaholic who has a very firm opinion of Payton and isn’t willing to change it. Until close quarters forces him to, of course. But it’s cute to see him falling under Payton’s spell and how the pair of them make a surprisingly sweet team. He also has a brilliant family, full of hugs and loud voices and love – which is quite the contrast to Payton’s mother.
The story romps along with surprising events, flirty challenges and of course the wedding-that-must-be-reached. It’s all good fun and easy to read, but I have to admit there are aspects of the ending that felt rushed and others that felt unfinished – not least everything to do with Brad and his father. However, overall this is an enjoyable escape that makes the most of heat and tequila and family interference. I look forward to seeing what this series has to offer next – and on catching up on the first one in the meantime.
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