No matter how hot their stakeouts, by-the-book Officer Boyd can't see a future with a dangerous, rule-breaking wild-child who despises the law. He's never felt more alive, though, and expunging her from his heart might be impossible.
But loving each other might cost them more than they are able to give.
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Totally, Sweetly Irrevocably
A Sweet Love Story
By Kira Archer, Erin Molta
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Gina Silvano raised the binoculars to her eyes once again, though they did little good. It was night and they weren't night-vision goggles. This created a problem. But the cupcake truck she was scoping out was parked in the small driveway of the Street Treats bakery under a streetlamp. So she could kind of see it. Enough to know when a person walked up to it, which was all she really needed. Someone had broken into the truck twice now over the last month and a half, and she wasn't leaving her perch on the fire escape outside old Mrs. Bogetti's apartment until she found out who it was.
Mrs. Bogetti, unfortunately, wasn't exactly on board with the whole game plan. She stuck her gray head full of rollers out the window for the third time in the fifteen minutes Gina had been there.
"Gina Silvano, I'm not going to tell you again. You get off my fire escape right this minute with those things!"
Gina waved her away. "Shh! Keep it down. I won't be out here long. And it's not your fire escape anyway. It's attached to the building. I have every right to be on it."
"Not with those binoculars you don't, young lady. Spying on who knows who. You should be ashamed of yourself. And right in front of my window, too. What'll people think?"
Gina rolled her eyes and went back to watching the truck. "No one can see, Mrs. Bogetti. That's kind of the point. Pretend I'm not here," she said. "As soon as I find out who's breaking into my truck I'll stay away from your window, I promise."
"I don't see why you have to be in front of my window. You can see across the street perfectly fine from one floor up. Or the roof."
Gina shook her head. "You are the only one with a nice big potted plant to hide behind. And we're at the perfect height to see everything clearly without being too far away. Besides, the roof is filthy."
Mrs. Bogetti folded her arms and glared at Gina. "If someone is breaking into your truck, you should call the police. Let them handle it."
"The police won't bother with this. Nothing's ever been stolen. They'd think it was a waste of their time."
"If nothing's ever been stolen, then how do you know it's been broken into?"
Gina sighed, wishing the old lady would go back to her Law & Order marathon and leave Gina to her spying. "Because the truck was left a mess. Things knocked off shelves and enough frosting, flour, and sprinkles strewn around to suggest somebody had a very good time. And since it wasn't me, then someone else must be breaking in to screw around in my truck. And I'm going to catch them doing it."
Mrs. Bogetti gasped and slapped a hand to her ample bosom. "Who would do such a thing?"
Gina blew her breath out. "My guess is my ex, Tony. I found his high school ring under one of the cabinets after the first break-in."
"Well, there you go! Proof! Call the cops and let them take care of it so you can get off my fire escape before you get yourself arrested for being a Peeping Tom."
"I told you, they won't do anything. Besides, Tony'll deny it. It's his, though. He's the only thirty-year-old idiot I know who still wears his high school ring."
Granted, it was possible he'd lost it during one of their own romps in the truck. But Gina didn't feel the need to share that bit of info with Mrs. Bogetti. Anyway, it was much more likely the jack-hole had been bringing some bimbo around in a sick attempt to get back at Gina for dumping his pathetic ass.
"Well, if someone is doing that in your truck that's just ... unsanitary. You serve food out of that!" Trust Mrs. Bogetti to focus on the food rather than the fact that her truck was being broken into.
"I sanitize the truck every morning, Mrs. Bogetti, and I did that even before this happened. Everything is perfectly okay to serve, I promise."
Mrs. Bogetti humphed. "I still say you should call the police and let them handle it."
Gina tried to keep her temper in check, but if Mrs. Bogetti didn't clam up, all this talking was going to alert Tony that something was up. "I have no proof. Yet. He'll deny it, and then it's his word against mine. But I never had a lick of trouble with my truck until we broke up. The coincidence is a little too convenient for me. So. I'm going to park my ass right here on this fire escape until I find out exactly who is kinking up my truck. I'll call the cops once I've caught him with his pants down and he can't deny it. After I junk-punch him a few times, of course."
"Well, I want no part of this," Mrs. Bogetti said, planting her fists on her hips.
"Never invited you along. Now hush and I'll be out of your hair in no time."
Mrs. Bogetti spun on her heels and marched off, her slippers slapping on her linoleum floors.
"Finally," Gina muttered. She had no way of knowing for sure when Tony and his latest flavor of the month would show up, but the weekend right after payday was always a good bet. The other two break-ins had occurred when Tony usually got his paycheck. Making her more certain it was him. Payday was about the only time the man had cash to take a date out. He wasn't the type to put money aside for a rainy day. If he wanted to go out, he did it when he got paid, because by the time the next payday rolled around, he was broke.
Which meant tonight was a great night for him to try it again.
A cop car pulled up beside the apartment building, and Gina swore under her breath. She leaned over and poked her head into Mrs. Bogetti's open window. "You seriously called the cops on me?"
"For you, dear. Not on you," the woman said with an angelic smile. "Well, maybe it's more like a killing-two-birds kind of thing. I don't want no Peeping Toms hanging around my fire escape. And you need help catching your pervert."
A knock sounded at the door and Mrs. Bogetti said, "Look at that. Here already. I bought their calendar last year, so I must be on the fast-response list."
Gina scowled and rolled her eyes but got back to watching for Tony. "There's no such thing as a fast-response list. And I'm not leaving."
Mrs. Bogetti shrugged. "Says you. Let's see what the nice officers have to say. You should have called them in the first place, you know."
"Yeah, yeah," Gina muttered. The cops couldn't make her leave. She wasn't doing anything wrong. She didn't think. Until then she was going to wait for ... And speak of the devil ...
Gina sat up straighter and aimed the binoculars at the corner near the bakery.
"Son of a bitch."
Tony strolled down the street, his arm wrapped around some bleached blonde with hooker heels and a dress that looked painted on.
"Gotcha, douche bag."
"Ma'am, I'm going to have to ask you to come inside."
Gina jumped, startled at the deep voice behind her. Her gaze met a pair of incredible eyes belonging to an insanely gorgeous man. His eyes looked blue, but that might have been because of what he was wearing. When he leaned out the window a little farther so she could see his face without his clothing being in her eyesight, they appeared grayer. His thick brown hair was cropped close to his scalp on the sides, a little longer at the top. His full lips were moving, but she wasn't registering what he said. A tiny scar trailed down from the corner of his mouth. What had caused that?
She had a vague recollection of someone who looked like him only with a whole lot more skin showing. A lot of seriously chiseled, orgasm-inducing, rock-hard, mouthwatering skin showing. Where had she seen him before?
"Ma'am?" he asked.
His eyes looked blue again. The dark blue of his uniform must be ... wait, uniform?
Shit, he was a cop.
She jerked away, but before she could scuttle off, his hand shot out and grabbed her ankle.
"I'm going to have to ask you to stay put, ma'am," he said, not squeezing her ankle but holding on tightly enough that she wasn't going anywhere anytime soon.
That didn't mean she was going to stop trying. She tugged on his grip. "It's miss, not ma'am."
"Her name is Gina Silvano. She lives a few blocks down but she works right across the street. She's trying to catch a pervert and I don't want no part of that!" Mrs. Bogetti helpfully supplied.
The cop's mouth quirked up. "Out here trying to catch perverts, huh? Seems like a strange hobby for a nice young lady like yourself."
Gina frowned at him. "You have no idea what kind of woman I am, though I think it's pretty obvious I'm not all that young. And you don't look much older than me, so it'd be great if you stop talking at me like you're some geriatric rent-a-cop. And yeah, I am trying to catch a pervert. He's standing right down there and if you don't let go of my foot he's going to get away. So. Let. Go!" she said, kicking out with each word. Didn't help, though. The man had a viselike grip on her leg.
Mrs. Bogetti pushed the cop's shoulder. "Well go on, get her off my fire escape. I don't want no pervert-watchers hanging around my window. She's a nice girl deep down. She needs help, she just doesn't want to ask for it."
The cop looked like he was barely containing his laughter, but he dutifully climbed out the window onto the fire escape and gently hauled Gina to her feet. He peered down at the street.
"You're stalking the guy with the blonde down there? He doesn't look like a pervert."
"Shows how much you know. And I'm not stalking him. Now let go!" she said again.
His partner stood near the window, watching and not even bothering to hide his amusement. The guy was full-on laughing his ass off in Mrs. Bogetti's living room.
"Ah, thanks for calling us in on this one, Mrs. B. We always get the boring calls. About time we got a fun one."
Gina tried to glare at Officer Laughs-a-Lot while shoving his gorgeous partner. Without actually shoving him, of course. The last thing she needed was an assault against an officer charge. But damn it, Tony was right below her, and the cop was blowing her shot at catching him.
"Miss, you really need to come back inside now. Give me the binoculars ..."
Gina ignored him and looked back across the street to see Tony and his date looking in their direction. She ducked behind the plant, though from Tony's angle it would be hard to get a good look at their section of the fire escape. Which is why she had chosen this spot.
She tried to ignore Officer Annoying, Sir Chuckles, and Mrs. B yelling, laughing, and/or trying to coax her inside, and peered around the plant. Tony wasn't trying to break into her truck. He was trying to get a look at the fiasco on the fire escape. And he'd certainly noticed the cop car parked in front of the building. Damn it all to hell. He was going to bolt for sure.
Not even two seconds later, he grabbed his date and took off down the street as fast as her heels would carry her.
"Great!" Gina said, rounding on the cop. "Now he's taking off. He might have been planning to break into my truck again and you guys had to go and scare him off."
"Miss, you need to step back inside. You are disturbing the peace —"
"I'm not disturbing anything. You're the one disturbing me. I'm not doing anything wrong," she said, folding her arms and glaring up at him. "I'm not trespassing, I'm not hurting anyone, and I'm spying on my own truck. It's not like I'm being a perv or anything. Somebody has been breaking into my truck and I'm trying to find out who is doing it and the prime suspect just took off down the street, thanks to you!"
"If someone is breaking into your truck, then you should file a report and we'll —"
"You'll do nothing! No offense, but cops are completely worthless unless they are harassing people —"
"Seems to me you are the one harassing people, miss. Now if you'd ..."
"Stop calling me miss. It's condescending."
The cop frowned at her, his jaw popping. "I didn't intend it to be. But I meant it. You can't go climbing fire escapes and spying on people. It's borderline trespassing and depending on how far you encroach on your neighbors and their property, they have cause to file reports against you."
"How far I encroach? What century were you born in? I'm not encroaching on anyone or anything. If Mrs. Bogetti didn't insist on sticking her nose into everyone's business she wouldn't have even noticed me out here. I wasn't bothering her or anyone else."
"That's not quite the case, since she was obviously bothered enough to call us."
"Oh whatever. Mrs. B calls you guys if someone sneezes too loud, and you know it."
He laughed and shook his head. "Be that as it may, she made the complaint, and I'm not leaving you out here."
Gina's annoyance ran out of steam as the cop stared down at her. He folded his arms across his chest, and the bulge of his biceps looked like it was testing the cheap fabric of his uniform. That niggling feeling she'd had finally clicked.
"You're Mr. June. From the policemen's calendar." She pointed at the calendar hanging on the wall near the window.
His eyes widened a bit — his expression changing from vague amazement that some woman was berating him (though come on, this was New Jersey, it couldn't be the first time it had happened) to ... was that embarrassment? His lips pulled into a smile that had her belly clenching in all kinds of delicious ways. The kind of smile a man gave a woman after a night of marathon sex. When he knew he'd done something very, very right and was proud of it.
And he wasn't wrong. It was August, and Mrs. B's calendar was still on his picture. Gina wasn't a particular fan of cops, but she might have to start making an exception for a calendar of half-naked men. At least if he was in it.
He certainly didn't need to know that, though.
"You have the policemen's calendar?" he asked.
Her eyes narrowed. "I was talking about Mrs. B's in there."
"Oh? You don't have one?"
"A friend of mine gave one to me once. I used it for dart practice."
He laughed, a husky, throaty sound that resonated deep in her gut. She cleared her throat and almost dropped her gaze. But there was no way she was going to let some cop intimidate her. For any reason. She stuck her chin up.
He sighed and took hold of her arm. "If you'll step inside, please."
The warmth from his skin soaked into hers, and she pulled away. The man was a cop. Who'd ruined what was probably the perfect chance to catch Tony in the act. No warm and fuzzies were allowed.
"I don't see why I need to go inside. I came from down there," she said, pointing to the street below. "I'm sure Mrs. B doesn't want me in her apartment. She called the cops on me, after all, and —"
"Don't mind at all, dear," Mrs. Bogetti said, popping her head out the window. "I just didn't want you on the fire escape spying on who-knows-who with those goggles of yours."
The cop gestured toward the window.
Gina sighed. "Fine, Officer ..." She squinted at his name badge. "Boyd. Whatever you say."
She gathered up her spy gear and shoved it all in a backpack before ducking into Mrs. Bogetti's apartment. Nat was going to give her so much shit for this. The cops had been busting Gina's balls for months because of her parking, driving, jaywalking ... pretty much anything she had done, they'd seemed to find fault with. And now, she finally had an opportunity to really let a pain-in-the-ass cop have it and she only got a few words out, before the fact that the officer was the most gorgeous specimen of hunked-up manhood she'd ever seen made her go soft in the head.
This day so needed to be over. Unfortunately, Officer Boyd looked like he was gearing up for a world-class lecture. Perfect. Exactly what she needed after the craptastic end to her almost-successful stakeout. He droned on and on about the rights and wrongs of spying and trespassing to the point that even he looked bored with it.
Gina was so done. He'd said she must go inside. And she had. But he hadn't said she had to stay there. She turned on her heel in the middle of a quote of some statute or law and marched through Mrs. Bogetti's living room to the front door. Gina had her hand on the knob when he stopped her.
"We're not quite through, Miss ...?"
"Silvano," Mrs. Bogetti supplied helpfully. "Gina Silvano."
"I'm cutting you off, Mrs. B. No more free cupcakes," Gina said, scowling at her neighbor.
The old woman just smiled at her and went to get the officers a glass of iced tea.
Gina turned around to grasp the doorknob again, but stopped in her tracks when Officer Boyd's finger touched the back of her neck.
"Did that hurt?" he asked, lightly running his finger over the tattoo on the sensitive skin beneath her hairline.
She turned back around, breaking the contact, though a large part of her wanted to lean back into his touch, not move away from it. What the hell? She really needed to get a grip.
"Yeah," she said.
"Why do it then?"
She frowned at him, trying to figure out his game. Why in the world did he care? "I liked the sentiment."
"'Always'? With a lightning bolt?" he asked with a small grin.
Her lips stretched into an answering smile before she could stop herself. "I like Harry Potter, too. Sue me."
He laughed. "Seems like 'I solemnly swear I'm up to no good' would be more appropriate for you."
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Kira Archer is fast becoming a favorite author..... her books are fun, sexy, & entertaining. Totally, Sweetly Irrevocably is the second book in the Sweet Love series but can be read as a stand alone. The connection between Rick (a by the book police officer) & Gina (a fly by the seat of her pants kind of girl) is instant but confusing to both because they are just so different. I love how they work together to stake out her cupcake truck (& how Rick saves Gina from the rat mafia) This book has many laugh of loud sections & will just brighten your mood. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I “Totally” loved this book. It is sweet and spicy, and so funny, all at the same time. Totally Sweetly Irrevocably is the sister book to Totally, Madly, Sweetly, also written by Ms. Archer. These books are both stand-alone books, and can be read separately. Gina and Rick first meet when Rick and his partner receive a call regarding a “Peeping Tom”, or in this case a Tomasina. Gina is tired of cleaning up the mess of vandalism her “jag-off” ex keeps creating in her cupcake truck and is determined to catch him in the act. She knows he is going to do it again tonight, and low and behold, there he……. “Ma’am, I’m going to have to ask you to come inside.” And so it begins… This is a wonderful story of opposites attract. Rick is a cop, and as straight as an arrow, by the book, black and white, man. Gina, she bends the rules, she sees all of the shades of gray in life, with an independence streak a mile wide, and a heart of gold. She also has a major trust in cops, because of what happened when she was six. However, Gina and Rick take one look at one another, and the sparks start to fly. Can these two ever learn to trust, depend on one another? Kira Archer does a phenomenal job telling the story of these two coming together through all of the twists and turn, and the ups and downs. The story is very emotional, watching these two doubt their relationship, at one point writing it off, which had me in tears (darn you/thank you Ms. Archer). I love a book that can take me that far into it that I actually care about the characters that much. I have now added this wonderful author to my “Authors I Love to read” list, and look forward to reading more from her in the future. Now, I need to thank NetGalley for listing Kira Archer’s books on their site and introducing me to her writing. My thanks also to Entangled Publishing, LLC – Lovestruck for approving my request to read this splendid book and gifting me with an ARC copy, because, yes, I consider this a wonderful gift, for my honest opinion. Last remark. If you love a great romance of opposites attract, this book is definitely for you. Now, go hit that “One-Click” button from whatever vendor you buy from. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for reading my review.
If you need a good laugh and enjoy a sweet and sexy romance, then this book is for you. You will fall in love with the characters. "Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably" by Kira Archer is book number two in the "Sweet Love" series. This is Officer Rick Boyd and Gina Silvano's story. Gina and Rick are totally opposites. Gina is a wild child and Rick is a rule follower. Plus, they both are very stubborn. Despite their differences and stubbornness they are extremely attracted to each other. This makes for a very funny and steamy read. FYI, includes mature content. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Entangled for an honest review.
Opposites definitely attract in this humorous romance about a By-The-Book cop and a No-Rules-Apply baker. This is a troupe I adore, when it's done right and the characters clash in every way except when it comes to attraction. Ms. Archer did a superb job of making sure Rick and Gina were as opposite as possible then made the attraction between them too explosive to ignore. But that wasn't the selling point for me. It was their individual acceptance of what was happening between them wasn't going to stop just because they had a few hills to climb. Their acceptance of each other, their differences, made the chemistry between them a hundred times more combustible. Isn't that what most of us in life want? An attraction to someone that doesn't fade but grows stronger? That's Rick and Gina. This is a laugh-out-loud story, one that is surprisingly deep and evocative. It's not dark or particularly angsty but lighthearted, sweet, and fulfilling. It made this reader smile and laugh and hopeful to read more stories like this from Ms. Archer. Received from publisher for an honest review
Oh how I thoroughly loved this book. Gina and Rick had me in stitches. I love sarcastic, humorous, fun characters. And while Rick is very much the straight laced, by the book kinda man, he could dish it out really well. And Gina reads like me. I see a lot of my own personality in her. The two of them together were pure fun and pure heat. While total opposites, they both took care of the other. There were a few really sweet and loving scenes in this story. I was sad to be at the end simply because I truly enjoyed Rick and Gina. Now I am anxiously waiting for Jared's story and wondering about his backstory and who will capture his heart. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
I've read a couple of other books by Kira, so I was excited to see this book. I loved Gina in the previous book in this series and she definitely didn't disappoint. She's snarky and hilarious. Rick is a straight laced cop and they couldn't be more opposite. Watching them argue and banter was quite amusing...and never mind their chemistry. Of course there's a breakup, but the grand gesture is adorable and the epilogue is perfect. Plus it was fun to see Natalie and Eric again. I can't wait to see who the next book in the series is about. **Huge thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Rick is a cop. Has a strong sense of right and wrong, walks the straight and narrow, likes: rules, boundaries, and orderly routine. Gina is a hotheaded spunky cupcake maker, with a spit fire attitude, technicolor hair, assorted piercings and a deep aversion to officers of the law. Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably is a cute and funny opposites attract romance. I liked the instant pull between them and the easy bantering but thought the pacing was a little fast. Gina's self sabotage and Rick's giving up without a fight when crap hit the fan kind of took some of that initial heat away from the relationship. I liked the lighthearted tone of the romance, the characters where well written and entertaining, I was just left wanting to see them as a couple, with none of that outside drama. Also Gina's ex getting with Rick's sister was just icky and I could have done without that whole scenario. 3 stars for keeping it fun, with minimal angst and giving that really sweet wedding scene at the end. *** ARC provided for an honest review ***
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :p Love.This.Book. Totally, Sweetly Irrevocably by Kira Archer is simply amazing with it’s well-defined world and characters, engaging storyline and writing style that will sweet you off your feet. Opposites attract in a big way and Rick and Gina are no exception to the rule. Sparks file with this couple and I enjoyed watching them and their interactions. I have never laughed so much as I did seeing sarcastic and audacious Gina get rule following Rick all riled up. And the ending *le sigh* loved it...I loved it all.
This is a great book by Kira Archer. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Great story of opposites attracting and love showing them the way! This is definitely another of those books where my recommendation is go read the novel instead of my review! This is an engaging, laugh out loud romance featuring a handsome, rule following police officer and a rebellious, feisty, independent young lady who has little regard for the police. These two seem like total opposites and the attraction between them is instantaneous, unwanted and irresistible! Their first encounter is when an elderly lady calls the police to report that Gina is on the fire escape outside the lady's home, trying to catch the people using Gina's cupcake truck without her permission and Rick Boyd is one of the officers arriving to deal with the situation. This is the just the first of their encounters - and the start of a humorous, well written romance that I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into. This is the second novel in the series and does include characters like Nat and Eric from the first book in the series, 'Truly, Madly, Sweetly' . As usual for this highly talented author, this story has extremely well developed characters, a plot full of twists and turns to keep you turning pages and, like the first in this series, totally lives up to its tagline in being ‘a sweet love story’! I particularly enjoy how the author brings her characters to life, revealing aspects of their childhood, their family and friends to help readers understand and empathise with them and their attitudes. This is a great read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys escaping into a superbly crafted contemporary romance with comedic episodes interwoven throughout it! Many thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This title says it all! I had so much fun reading this book. I loved the characters - especially Rick. He totally hit all of my fantasies! YUMMMY! Smoking hot, sexy cop with a twisted sense of humor and bulging muscles... How can anyone resist? Paired with a wild-child in Gina, this made for a cute and very sweet story with a fabulous HEA that is quite memorable. Sigh... The author stokes those steamy fires and keeps them at a high temp throughout this fun read. Plenty of passion and crazy antics keep the amusement factor up as you turn those pages. What you end up with is an enjoyable book that you will devour delightfully. * Copy received for review purposes
*3.5 Rounded Up I thought this was a really cute and funny light-hearted romance! This was definitely a very "Opposites attract" type of story. Gina is sassy, funny, and the kind of girl who would be fun to hang out with. She's of the mind that rules are meant to be bent a bit, and the world is full of gray areas, which is definitely right up my alley! This type of mindset does pose some potential problems, and she gets herself into interesting - often very humorous - situations! Then, you have Rick. Oldest brother, rule follower and enforcer, and believes very strongly in the letter of the law. Being more like Gina myself, I did see him as overly strict for awhile, but he isn't without a good sense of humor and you have to respect his willingness to stick to his convictions. It's really sweet how he protects his family and friends, too. The romance of this was perfect for anyone with some hot cop fantasies (Can you say "Frisk me, Officer? ;) )... Stake-outs, frisking, the sexy uniform. There is definite InstaLust here, but it's blended really well with the fun banter between Rick and Gina. Great fast, fluffy romance that would make a great beach or pool read. I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.
The happiest couples never have the same character. They just have the best understanding of their differences as indicated in this story. Rick is a Cop. He sticks to the rules since they are there for a reason. He is single but has an idea of the kind of woman who would fit nicely in his life. Gina works for a bakery. She is fun loving and not adverse to breaking the occasional rules. She has friends but no real future expectations in the relationship department. Gina's cupcake truck has been broken into on a couple of occasions and instead of going to the cops, she starts to do her own investigations by watching the truck to catch the vandal. She already has an idea of who it might be. While she is on the lookout, her neighbour decides to call the cops who are expecting to see a peeping tom. Along comes Rick, ready to tackle this offender but what he sees is not what he expects. Somehow, Rick and Gina can't keep their eyes off each other even though Gina is furious. Instantly their interaction becomes very interesting. They decide to do this surveillance together and although they are opposites they get along well whilst constantly arguing! The chemistry between them is quite sizzling. Can they have a go at a relationship despite their differences? This is a fun and entertaining story. The banters are hilarious. It's full of fun and laughter with some sad moments when doubt creeps in. Gina and Rick are delightful characters. I found myself smiling and laughing throughout most of the story. (Gina's improvisation of a bandage is a classic!) I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was laughing from the beginning of the story, all the way through. So sweet, funny and sexy all rolled into one story. Very well-written and hard to put down once you have started. Wonderful story.
What happens when an uptight cop meets a sexy baker vigilante? Gina, a cupcake truck owner knows her ex is breaking into her truck to make out. She is determined to catch him and decides to start staking out her own truck. A nosy neighbor calls the police, where she meets Rick the hot, by the book cop. He reluctantly decides to help her catch her ex, and a beautiful book is born.... Will Rick and Gina be the perfect definition of opposites attract or will their differences tear them apart.? This was a cute book that had me smiling the entire time I read it. I liked how well developed both characters were and how each of them were true to themselves throughout their romance. I liked the supporting characters and setting. Overall this is a funny, well written romance that I enjoyed reading.
This is an amazing book. I loved it. It is too good, full of humour and romance. Gina is adorable and Rick isn't bad either. It's well-written and hard to put down once you start reading it. Definitely a must read for all romance lovers. Gina is staking out to catch her ex in the act of defiling her truck. She is hell bound to catch him and see him punished for being an a**hole. She is very angry and extremely determined. Unfortunately, her mission is causing trouble for other people. Soon she finds herself being escorted by two police officers. Not that she has given up. Police officers really don't know any better. She is going to catch her ex no matter what. Rick knows that Gina will never give up so he decides to help her out. What if he become her partner in these stakeouts. He is a police officer and he is trained to do this stuff. This way he will make sure that not only Gina is safe but also other people are safe from her. She is trouble but still he can't help but feel attracted to her. Soon they are both head over heels in love and completely clueless as to how they are ever going to make their relationship work. There is too much baggage and too many differences to ever get over. They are going to try though.... because this kind of love happens only once in a blue moon... I laughed a lot while reading this book, it's so funny and cute. Really a sweet romantic story. I think this books is perfect. I loved both Gina and Rick, and as a couple they fit together. There is chemistry between them, a perfect case of opposites-attract. I enjoyed reading it a lot and recommend it to all readers.
In a year when I'd rather watch Netflix then read, it takes a lot to hold my attention in a book. This book! is a can't put it down read. seriously don't start reading at bedtime, you won't want to go to sleep. opposites attract and they make fora funny story. Gina is a rule breaker, cop hater so when faced with drop dead sexy rule following, cop, Ricky, what is she to do? The chemistry between the two is lighting. the antics and actions are hilarious. Gina is a riot and I have a girl crush on her awesome personality. Ricky is funny in his own serious way and his family seems like a hoot. never a dull moment with these two. The pace is fast and thier is no stopping point, it's that good!
A by the books cop, Rick, meets no rules apply, Gina. The sparks flew from chapter one! Gina's ex-boyfriend is breaking into her cupcake truck as a rendezvous spot while vandalizing the place to get back at her for breaking up with him. Gina is staking the truck out when the cops get called on her for being a peeping tom. Ricks instant attraction to Gina has him agreeing to stakeout the truck with her to catch her ex in the act. So many crazy things happen from that point on making this story fun and entertaining! ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Totally, Sweetly Irrevocably is the 2nd book in the Sweet Love series! Gina Silvano's food truck has been broken into and she is on the hunt to discover who is doing it when a Police Officer by the name of Rick Boyd, answers a call for a peeping tom and finds Gina instead. With Rick going on stakeouts with Gina to find the culprit, the romance heats up between them until one night when Gina finally catches the person in the middle of the act of destroying the food truck that will send shock-waves between her and Rick. After a nasty fight with Gina and Rick realizing that they are not meant for each other, a phone call from Gina will have Rick doing anything to get to her before it's too late in a bittersweet ending where we go back to where it all began! I loved this book and all that it entails! I always kind figured that Gina was a do what she wants kind of girl from the last book but this book brings it full circle and it goes to prove that opposites are attracted to each other!! I kinda have a feeling who the next book is gonna be about and I'm kinda excited to read it but at the same time, kinda sad that it's gonna be the last one of this series!! Thank You to Kira Archer for writing this fantastic series that I don't want to end! I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Such a fun read! Gina Salvino is an absolute hoot and the way she can ruffle the feathers of the very serious Officer Rick Boyd will have you in stitches throughout the book. She's never met a rule she doesn't think should be bent and he is a stickler for following the rules. No way should these two work but in this classic opposites attract story they definitely do! From the rooftop surveillance to the rat cartels this book is funny, sexy, and completely entertaining. It's one I highly recommend.
Gina Silvano’s delivery truck for Sweet Treats bakery has been broken in twice in 6 weeks, nothing was stolen, but it was left a complete mess. She suspects the culprit is her ex Tony, since the problem started after she dumped him. Gina is trying to catch Tony in flagrante delicto, but her nosy neighbour, Mrs. Bogetti, calls the cops. Gina doesn’t like cops, even though one of the two who showed up is one gorgeous male specimen. Gina defends what she was doing, she was not stalking anyone, just trying to protect her assets. Gina with her multicoloured hair, piercings, and tattoos is not precisely Officer Rick Boyd’s preferred look for a woman, yet he thinks Gina’s cute, although difficult to handle. Rebel Gina can hardly stop drooling over him – of all people a cop! – but she’s not going to let him get away with anything either. Rick knows Gina will do something foolish. He has to protect her from her own foolishness, so he offers to help her look for who’s messing with her truck while he’s off-duty. And this is the beginning of one of the most wonderful opposites attract romances I have ever read. I liked the blurb, I was looking forward to reading it, but that sort of trope is sometimes tricky, but Kira Archer makes it work beautifully. I loved that both characters listen to each other, and while they disagree, they’re not needlessly stubborn. Both Gina and Rick are superbly defined characters, and it was fun how everybody she knows teases Gina about hanging out with a cop, and her reasons are entirely justified, as we later learn. Gina and Rick push each other’s buttons, but in a friendly and playful, non-threatening way. They are polar opposites, we are not TOLD they are, but they demonstrate it; the characters literally speak for themselves. I loved how Gina and Rick eventually become close, and the romance totally worked for me, their chemistry is palpable; it’s realistic and such fun! There were a few twists that were pure genius, and I applaud Ms. Archer for being daring about how Gina deals with a wound; I was laughing out loud, and yet what Gina did was something that I would do. Ms. Archer pays attention to detail in such a way that TOTALLY, SWEETLY, IRREVOCABLY is as clear as a HD movie, and yet the story is fast-paced and never bogged down with superfluous facts. The sex scenes are loving and passionate, I really felt the love between Rick and Gina, and they never behaved out of character. Towards the end, there is a splendid plot twist, and everything ends perfectly. TOTALLY, SWEETLY, IRREVOCABLY is absolutely irresistible, and one of the best books I have read all year. Kira Archer was a new author to me, and with one book, she became a new favourite of mine fan! To say I highly recommend this book is a major understatement! Absolutely excellent! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Kira Archer and her quirky characters brightened up my day. Gina is the one giving Rick fits. She's oil, he's vinegar. She leaps without thinking, he plans without blinking. Gina is hilarious, Rick is serious. Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably is over the top, amusing and irresistible storytelling. A rule breaker and a rule maker. The situations Gina finds herself in are priceless, but she has her own personal watch dog on the case. Things are about to get interesting. I loved it.