Also by this author: Take Hold of Me (A Hold Series Spin-off Book 1), Out of the Gold: Imagine Being Braxton Hunte's Daughter (The Hunte Family #3), Anger (Sins of the Fathers, #2)
Published by Tarnished Halo Publishing LLC on September 22, 2022
I need my independence.
My parents’ apartment is a battlefield, and I can’t wait to escape. So, when my brother’s best friend asks me to partner with him on a home renovation reality show competition, I’m all in.
The fact that I’m wildly attracted to him and he seems determined to friendzone me is irrelevant. It’s not like I need a new romance.
Or so I thought…
I’ve been living someone else’s life.
When my sister died, I fulfilled her potential. I never really focused on my own.
With Paige’s help, I have a shot at finally making my dreams come true. I know I have what it takes to be a great carpenter.
But do I have what it takes to keep my mind—and hands—off Paige?
They’re complete opposites with nothing in common but a little forced proximity, and an incredibly inconvenient attraction. Will competition bring them closer to happily ever after—or heartbreak?
Idle by Arell Rivers is the fourth book in the Sins of the Father series. It is a slow burn, forced proximity trope that definitely brings the “opposites attract” expression to life. It is sexy, funny and angsty and I loved it. Jesse, our hero, might just be my new favorite from this series and that’s saying something.
The story focuses on Paige and Jesse. Two very different people thrust together by a project that interests them both and could help their personal situations if they are successful. From their first meet, I could feel the tension. But author Arell Rivers had me laughing at Paige’s inner dialogue. Judgy, much?
The banter between them is awesome. Funny, snarky filled with innuendo and sarcasm. The push/pull is potent. I love that it is written In alternating POV betI enjoy being in each of their heads. Jesse is Paige’s brother’s best friend and is trying to respect the “off limits” bro code but it’s really hard.
I love their journey and how they complement each other. Their story is steamy, funny, sweet with twists that will keep you turning pages to the end! Great seeing our characters, from the other books as they are integral to the story arc but this book can 100% be read as a standalone.
Kudos to author Arell Rivers for another fabulous story. Looking forward to Quinn’s book coming soon!!