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5.0 out of 5 starsIntense, sexy, charming - love the book and the series
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 5, 2018
We’ve run into Archer and Elle before in the Heartbreaker Bay series. Two among several friends who are as close as family, yet these two have always had a certain spark between then… a spark that both would put down to annoyance before they’d admit to attraction. In Accidentally on Purpose we get a better understanding of their history, and perhaps why one is such a silent guardian and the others is in complete denial about feelings that have always been there, simply ignored.
Sometimes in a series with a lot of tight characters with individual and group friendships it’s easy to pick out in advance who you think will end up together eventually… in spite of all their nonsense fighting. It was obvious that Archer and Elle would make up one of the couples as early as the first story, Sweet Little Lies, Love hate relationship much? Yeah, indeed. Elle is a strong woman who has built her life from scratch herself. Self-reliant, stubborn as a woman can get she has no need for a relationship or a man to define her place in this world. Yet Archer pushes buttons that she’s constantly discovering about herself. On one hand she wants him like crazy, on the other she’s… scared. But she’ll never admit to that. Archer saved her on one of the most awful nights of her life. And while he says there’s no payback necessary she’s always felt that there could be nothing between them simply because Archer is the billboard for the strong, silent type of man. She offered once, and when he refused well she was done. Trouble is, Elle didn’t understand why he refused and it’s taken a lot of years to finally really hear his answer. When her sister, Morgan, gets in touch again… bringing trouble with her again, Elle shuts her out and it will take one strong, silent and stubborn man to get her to open up to either her sister or the man who loves her.
I’m enjoying getting to know all of the cast of characters in this series a little bit better with each book. Accidentally on Purpose is full of sass and heat, tenderness and lust, friendship and that special something that happens between the right man and the right woman. I enjoyed every moment of my time in this world – and now I’m looking forward to seeing how Elle and Archer are as an established couple in the rest of the series. Yeah, those extra bits of the lives of all of these friends is what makes this series special to me. I’d recommend Accidentally on Purpose, or any story in this series to Romance readers who enjoy a solid story line, believable characters and those extra touches that make a story a community of friends. Because relationships are formed and the group dynamic changes because of this I would recommend reading this series in order for the best flow and enjoyment.
I own a Kindle edition of this novel.