ALL GROWN UP, a standalone contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland, is live!
When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me.
Let’s back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start dating again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn’t supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.
Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.
Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.
My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.
Ford was seated at the bar. When he turned around, he took my breath away.
His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.
But…he looked so familiar.
As I got closer I realized why.
He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home.
The boy next door.
Only now…he was all man.
I hadn’t seen him in years.
I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.
Which I did. Until summer came.
And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?
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Valentina is now a 37-year-old divorcee who wasn’t quite sure if she was ready to get out there and date, but it looks like she soon doesn’t have a choice when she finds out her best friend signed her up for a dating app.
This might sound a bit strange, but I found it a breath of fresh air that in this story we had an older woman and younger man. Valentina and Ford never felt awkward to me despite the age gap. I am very glad the author didn’t dwell on that or made a big deal of it throughout the book.
Their chemistry was hot and fun which made for a fun read. This story was light and fresh, nothing too heavy and a great summer read.
About the Author
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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Vi’s Other Standalone Novels
Life on Stage series (2 Standalone Books)
MMA Fighter series (3 Standalone Books)
Worth It All (Complete Fighter Series)
The Cole Series (2 Book Serial)
Vi’s Co-written Novels
The Rush Series (2 Book Series)
The Cocky Bastard Series (5 Standalone Books)
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