Annoyed At First Sight by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Gator Bait MC #4
Genres: MC Romance, Romantic Suspense
The first time Cassius Ulysses Costas met Alice Paradis, she was in a string bikini and filling up a long line of boats that were there just to see her. She was eighteen and every man’s wet dream.
For the longest time, he went out of his way to stay as far away from her as he could get without actually taking his eyes off of her. For years, he was the better person. He played his hand close, and not a single person would know just how obsessed he was with her.
Then he goes to prison and comes out a man that couldn’t care less about anyone or anything, least of all what someone thought of him and his actions. But not one second while he was behind bars did he forget about Alice.
He tries to stay away. For a few long months, he fights his every instinct to make her his. But, as if the universe is conspiring against him, Alice is thrown into his path time after time, instance after instance.
And his resolve is waning. Fast.
In one last ditch effort to stay away, he walks away, hoping making her mad enough will force her to do the work for him.
However, when Alice is attacked, it isn’t Cassius’s harsh words she remembers, but the way he makes her feel safe.
Soon, the very last thing he’ll do is let her walk away. He did the right thing, and that didn’t work out. Now, it’s time for him to embrace the wrong.
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Annoyed At First Sight Book Review
Where to even begin. First Cassius (I just love his name) was a character that stood out in the last book. He was someone that you wanted to know more about but knew right away that he was going to be overpowering. He just seemed to have that sort of presence.
The reason why he went to prison is explained in the beginning of the book and I can’t say that I blame him. I would have done the same thing if I had been in his position. In fact, in the small town he lives in he doesn’t get treated as an ex-con. Most of the people in town agree with what he did.
He met Alice when she was very young. She was barely eighteen when he went to prison. Alice I liked as a character. She is loyal to her family but also trying to have something of her own. She went to work for Etienne in the last book and is enjoying it. However, because her twin sister is such a screw up she also still works at the family marina and occasionally at the family pizza place.
Her brother is a cop who also works when he cans at the family businesses. Their sister spends all her time pretending to screw things up because she knows their father will make the others do it or take up the slack. She drives me nuts because my sister is exactly like this. She knows how to play our mom to get away with doing the least possible.
The pull that Cassius and Alice have for one another is so strong. He is determined to stay away from her and I love how he thinks he will manage that.
“He wants you so bad that he’s practically gagging,” Kobe murmured quietly. “Keep doing whatever you’re doin’, darlin’. He’ll come around.”
However when he finally realizes that she is his one and only he wastes no time. He has no problem telling her father and brother just where he stands with her. He is done pushing or thinking he doesn’t deserve happiness. He is 100 percent in.
I loved that. I will say when things come to a head and we get to the final reveal, so to speak, of all the drama and suspense that happens I was blown away. I never saw it coming! Like I guessed who was causing some of the drama but I never suspected what happened. It came out of left field but made the end so much sweeter.
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He was back.
Oh, my god.
He was back!
I licked my lips and fixed my shirt, but nothing was going to hide the fact that I’d gained weight since he’d been gone.
And he was finally back.
I doubted he even knew who I was as he pulled up on his motorcycle.
He was wearing board shorts—black and tight—and a cutoff black T-shirt.
He had a hat on his head—one of those floppy ones that covered your ears and most of your neck—and he was sporting the best beard I’d ever seen in my life.
It wasn’t long or thick like was popular these days, but nice and trim, covering the lower half of his face.
His eyes, those beautiful, melted brown sugar eyes, were scanning the horizon for the boat that was likely what he was about to pilot out of our inlet.
Cassius Ulysses Costas was the epitome of ‘holy shit, he’s hot.’
When you thought of a man and everything that you wanted him to be, Cassius was it.
He was tall, broad-shouldered, thick biceps, and had a washboard set of abs that you could bounce a roll of dimes off of.
He even had a square jawline that wasn’t in appearance since he had that magnificent beard.
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