Chloe Carmichael’s life feels pretty sweet—she’s both maid of honor and florist for her best friend’s A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face…his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn’t want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?
Goody two-shoes Chloe isn’t exactly A.J.’s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn’t a saint, but there’s something he’s not saying—something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they’re both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?
Gessinger brings out the big guns with this one. This story takes twists and turns I did not expect and had me crying at one point. A.J and Chloe do not get along so why can’t Chloe get him off her mind. Why can she not stop thinking about the man who openly admits to hating her? A scary encounter with her cop ex-boyfriend drives A.J to the edge while throwing them together and allows their romance to bloom. A.J gives in and tells Chloe his secrets, or so we think. One day that theory is completely blown out of the water and Chloe’s world comes crashing down. She exists, living dead, for a few months before finding out she has a reason to live. At her best friend’s wedding, all hell breaks loose again, lives are threatened. Will A.J and Chloe get their happily ever after?