It was supposed to be fun.
A mutual use of each other's bodies.
To be a ruse to the world around us.
I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his.
One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment.
He warned me not to fall for him, and I should've listened.
He intoxicated me.
He made me crave him.
He ruined me.
In the end, I'll never be the same.
I’ve been waiting for another Hope Town book for the longest time, and I was so happy when Shane and Nikki’s story landed on my kindle! The Hope Town series is a spin off series of Harper’s Corps Security books. The last one was about Ember (Maddox’s daughter) and Nate (Axel’s son). Although Nikki and Shane aren’t Corps Security kids, Shane is Nate’s business partner and friend, and Nikki is Ember’s bff.
Shane and Nikki both have the same problem. They both have a dreaded ex that won’t go away. Nikki has the grand idea that the two of them could have a mutually beneficial arrangement. They could have some hot sex, since it’s clear their chemistry is off the charts, and pretend to be in a committed relationship to get their ex’s off their backs. Shane isn’t sure if this is a good idea at first, but Nikki is able to persuade him.
“This is a dangerous game.”
“Dangerous is my middle name,” I joke, winking at him and still not releasing my hold. “I like dangerous.”
Nikki was a great heroine. Like most of Harper’s leading ladies, she didn’t take any crap and was comfortable being herself. And then there was Shane… our little control freak who speaks french. Sigh. Shane is the best kind of hero!
Drunk on You is by far one of Harper’s hottest books! If you’re looking for a sexy read, you won’t be disappointed! Nikki and Shane’s chemistry was beyond off the charts hot! I love the combination of emotion, humor, and steaminess that Harper has in this series.
This book has elements of friendship, falling in love, and acceptance. I loved how Nikki accepted Shane for who he was and never wanted him to change. I loved both Nikki and Shane and it’s always great getting to catch up with characters I love from the previous books as well. This is one I think you can read as a stand-alone, but I love the other books in the series so much I’d recommend you read them all! I’m excited to see whats next in the world of Hope Town! I’m hoping we get a book with Shane’s sister and a certain Cage boy!
Harper Sloan is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.