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My best friend is married.
Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is.
Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.
Of course I say yes.
What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.
Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.
Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk.
He always has to be the life of the party.
He’s also arrogant.
And a playboy.
I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.
Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking.
Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice. Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.
But after two weeks what I didn’t expect is that I’d been wrong about him.
That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.
That his arrogance is actually confidence.
And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me.
So yes, I’ve misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although there are times I still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.
And I want more of him.
The question is—does he want more of me?
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Everyone knows the old adage about assumptions: they make an ass out of you and me, and boy do Tess Winters and Nick Carrington fall victim that very idea when they classify one another with ill-fitting words – Tess refers to Nick as Ethan’s jerky friend, and Nick refers to Tess as Fiona’s bitchy and stuck-up friend from New York, and while, at times, I’m sure both of them display the very stereotype that people assume about them, there’s way more underneath the snarky attitude and player vibes they get from each other.
Thankfully, Tess and Nick’s two best friends make it possible for them to reassess their misconceptions when Fiona and Ethan go on a much needed honeymoon and leave the care of their 5 year old son in Tess and Nick’s hands, and even though Tess isn’t too keen on the idea of a playboy co-parenting with her for the two weeks Fiona and Ethan are gone, Tess and Nick’s close proximity and forced interaction proves to be exactly what they both need to work through their past issues and put to rest the ghosts of their respective pasts, finding a future that is way different than the one they thought they’d have; but in this case, different isn’t bad…it’s actually the best thing that could happen to either one of them.
Tess and Nick’s pseudo-relationship evolves quickly in Sexy Jerk, but it’s a fluid transition because they’re finally open to seeing who the other one truly is and because of that open-mindedness, everything they learn about one another reiterates exactly how wrong they were and exactly why Fiona thought they would be perfect for one another.
Kim Karr continues to write stories that are the perfect blend of sweet and sexy, and this new world that readers are introduced to in Sexy Jerk is just as rich and electric as her other series, which makes me eager to see what Karr has in store for Nick and Ethan’s widowed friend, Jace, and Nick’s younger brother.
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Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.
She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions–writing.
Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim’s oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn’t need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented–a Kindle.
Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.
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