Author: Ethan Day
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: WCP
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City’s elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn’t been able to master.
Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby’s meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking.
Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi’s love story begins.
Settling into an Ethan Day book is always such a treat for me. There’s always a great romance, tons of humor and totally lovable characters. I am such a fan of his writing I do have some pretty high expectations. After finishing Love Me Tomorrow I can definitely say that it lives up to them. I adored the couple Jake and Levi. This was such a fun and sexy book. I had a hard time starting anything after this. For me this is the perfect type of read.
I must have blocked out the part of the blurb that says Jake had a boyfriend because it basically slapped me across the face when I read that scene. And it hurt! The way they meet was definitely cute and embarrassingly hilarious for poor Levi. I had my hopes all built up for a budding relationship right along with Levi. Their banter was so damn good and their connection freaking sizzled on page. They had fun together. I was dying for that goodnight kiss and the anticipation mounts. Then WHOP! It all gets shot down and that light and fuzzy feeling turns into anger and embarrassment for Levi. Thing is, I should have written Jake off right here but I just couldn’t. I couldn’t help but like the guy. I was torn because I wanted them together so badly but I also have a thing against home wrecking whores. In any other book I’d be cussing a character who considered leaving their man of 7 plus years for a guy they just met. So the guys are left with the struggle of being very attracted to each other while also not being able to give into it. Levi has to remain civil because he’s going to be in contact with Jake often while working on his sister’s party. Jake really likes Levi and wants to be friends but these two are so much more than friends.
There are some seriously awesome secondary characters in this book. First is Ruby. The woman has no filter or shame. She’s an ex Vegas show girl and a very free soul. The things that came out of her mouth had me cracking up and Levi turning red. I loved her! Valerie was pretty crass. She flat out shocked me with the things that she said and that’s not easy to do. I imagine it’s quite a struggle to have someone that competent as your assistant that you also are terrified of what will fly out of her mouth at any given moment. She certainly keeps Levi on his toes. Julia and her husband were a really sweet couple and the planning of their party keeps Jake and Levi continually bumping into one another even though that’s the last thing Levi wants. Angelo was also an entertaining addition to the cast. He was a nice ego boost for Levi and because I love to read about Levi being embarrassed apparently. I’d like to read a story about him finding love.
This book IMO was super sexy. I’m all about the anticipation and connection between the couple. Levi and Jake were smoldering. The tension was so deliciously good. The reasoning behind the forbidden love angle was actually quite refreshing and well done. I am not a fan of a love triangle and this wasn’t really one because there’s no cheating but it’s kind of told form the “other guy’s” perspective. The story is told from Levi’s POV and he’s such a good guy. He doesn’t want to break up a couple or be with a guy who would dump his man for a new guy but he does want Jake. Badly. His internal dialogue had me yearning for Jake and smiling throughout the book. Though you don’t get Jake’s perspective, you do sense his struggle with being loyal and true to his boyfriend and finding this man who he wants to be with so badly it almost consumes him. That’s a pretty powerful thing to ignore. You feel their want and how hard it is to resist and not give into it. It’s so good. Just don’t expect a ton of on page sex but honestly I didn’t miss it one bit. But I seem to like to be teased.
If you’re an Ethan Day fan you’ll probably be picking this one up. IF you have a particular fondness for his book As You Are, I think you will absolutely enjoy this one. The balance of humor, romance, morals and potty mouth goodness is right on par with that. I loved these guys and know this will be another go to reread favorite for me in the future. Another fabulous romantic comedy from Ethan Day that I obviously highly recommend. Loved it!