Book Review | Their No-Strings Affair (City of Dreams Book 3) by @charlotte_oshay #bookreview #roman
Title: Their No-Strings Affair (City of Dreams Book 3)
Author: Charlotte O’Shay
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Steamy Romance, City Romance
Honey packs everything she owns and heads to NYC to jumpstart her art career. Her cheating boyfriend is history, and she finally acknowledges the truth of her mother's mantra: Careers are forever and happily ever after isn't in their DNA. All she needs is a job and a place to live. What she doesn't need is a taciturn, sexy, ballbuster but she's woman enough to know the difference between need and want. Isn't she? Jake's childhood was marred by tragedy and his future hijacked to a promise born of guilt. His failure drove him to a career as a SEAL and a security expert. But it's not enough. Now he'll give up his freedom in reparation for the life he lost. Honey may be the last sweet stop on the road to a joyless future. If it's what they both want, where's the harm in a no-strings affair?
Honey, yes that’s her real name, has just moved from a small town where she grew up to New York City. She’s an artist and knows in order to make it big, you have to first make it in NYC. But upon her first arrival, she gets an unsavory roommate who tries to jump her bones then kicks her out when she refuses. She’s lost all her belongings and is couch surfing at her friend’s teeny studio apartment. Three chance meetings with Jake changes all that. Now he’s offering her an apartment in his home along with a one-month love affair. She’s wary of men, go figure, but she agrees. What starts out as a fling turns into more. Can Honey commit to leaving Jake’s life when their time is up, or will she risk it all for love?
I’m a big fan of city romances. There’s something magical about New York City and in Their No-Strings Affair, Charlotte O’Shay brings NYC to life. It’s like the big city is a major character in this romance and we get to fall in love with NYC as well as the couple.
The characters are simply marvelous. At first glance, Jake and Honey are opposites. She’s the artist and he’s the ex-SEAL turned security CEO. He’s tall and she’s a little pixie. Yet the more they get to know each other during their affair, the more they realize how alike they really are. Jake sees life through her eyes and is better for it. They’ve both gone through heartache and tragedy yet sharing their feelings helps bring closure.
Their No-Strings Affair has its fair share of hot love scenes but it’s not the point of the story. This is a story about living in the moment and falling in love when it’s not wanted or convenient. With plenty of heart-wrenching moments, Their No-Strings Affair is a must-read. Highly recommend!
Favorite Character/Quote: Honey. Everything about her from her snarky attitude to her artistic view to her naivety to the way she can talk herself out of any situation, I love it all. She’s an everyday reader’s heroine, dealing with one crisis after another with aplomb.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Author Charlotte O’Shay was born in New York City into big family and then married into another big family. Negotiating skills honed at the dinner table led her to a career in the law. But after four beautiful children joined the crowded family tree, Charlotte traded her legal career to write about happily ever afters in the City of Dreams.
Charlotte loves to challenge her heroines and heroes with a crisis and watch them figure out who they are while they fall in love.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N