“You’re not marriage material.” From the time he’d first heard those words spoken by the woman he loved, Grant Carpenter believed them.
When a woman he’s known for years shows an interest in him, he starts to question Rachelle’s words about marriage material, wondering if he might need a second opinion. Someone in the present, someone who has always been in the periphery but who he never gave a second glance, starts to take over his every thought.
Grant is armed with plenty of reasons to ignore what he’s feeling, but someone who should remain off-limits is suddenly overshadowing his obsession with his past. She’s making him want a future that he thought he’d written off, but he isn’t sure that she wants a future with him.
Ultimately, he has to decide what to do when the past makes her way back into his present.
This is a standalone novel that is a spin-off of SIDE EFFECTS and is told from the point of view of Quinn’s brother, Grant.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
WARNING: Mature Audiences Only 18+ due to foul language and sexual content
Do you have any authors that can do no wrong?
Authors that, no matter what they write, you’ll always one-click, or pre-order as soon as it becomes available.
I have a few like that, in fact, Lisa Suzanne is one of those authors.
Whenever she announces that she’s starting a new book, working on a new book, or about to release a new book I get excited right away. I loved her first series, the He Feels Series, and I love her set of stand-alone novels that are all spin-offs of one another. Her newest novel, Second Opinion, follows Quinn’s brother, Grant Carpenter, and his journey from becoming a ladies man, to finding the love of his life. Although I promise you, it’s not as simple as it sounds…
Grant Carpenter has never had trouble getting girls. He knew what to say, how to act, and how to pleasure women. He used to be the relationship type, but not since his infamous ex, Rachelle, who ruined him for all future women. But, for some reason, at his sister’s engagement party, he starts sees an old friend in a different light; and maybe….just maybe, he’ll want another shot at a happily ever after.
I always an abundant of things I want to say about Suzanne’s books.
Let’s start with the first, and what I think is the most important one…
THIS BOOK IS DIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRTY!
And when I say dirty, I mean I was reading this in public and I was laughing. I felt so embarrassed reading some of these scenes. Grant and Avery are just…they’re DIIIIIRRRRTTTTYYYY!!! It’s so refreshing and sexy in comparison to some tame vanilla, although very hot vanilla sex. They have such naughty mouths too. It was really hard for me to save some of the quotes because amazon refuses vulgarity. I wish I could give you guys examples, but I promise, even I was getting all hot and bothered, and was probably a little jealous of those two.
I still wasn’t sure how overnight she had gone from my sister’s friend to this incredible woman who was making me think about things I hadn’t thought about in years.
But somehow she had.
I never believed in fate or love at first sight or any of that…. People always said that when you meet someone who is right for you, you just know.
It’s all a bunch of lies.
Grant and Avery just…work so well together. They have so much in common, they LOVE SEX, and have the same mannerisms, what’s not to love. I think my favourite thing about this book is that Suzanne makes Grant look realistic. I think even from a male’s perspective, they’d probably think that, “Yes, this is what a man does.”. He’s not trying to be romantic all the time, he enjoys working out, sex, sports, hanging with his friends; he’s not the type for some massive romantic gesture, he’s just himself, and not trying to be anything else.
I had girls on speed dial who were suddenly forgotten. Girls who were always up for a good time, girls who sent naked texts, girls who wanted more with me.
But none of them had been anywhere near my thoughts.
This novel is different from Suzanne’s other novels because of the way the story is told. The first part, the present, is where all the juicy bits happen. Where Grant and Avery are all, dirty, sexy, and fun together. The second part is about Grant’s past and takes place in multiple flashbacks. I do admit that the flashbacks were a little hard to keep up with since there were so many, and at different ages. But all in all, it helped developed the story, and I did enjoy reading the flashbacks in another part of the story, rather than having them intertwined into the story.
As much as I love the men and women from Separation Anxiety, Side Effects and now Second Opinion, I’m ready for something new, and I know Lisa Suzanne won’t disappoint.
5/5 Hearts of Love