Tuesday, 2 August 2016
His Fantasy Girl by Nina Croft
Series: Things to do Before You Die (#1)
Author: Nina Croft
Release Date: 19th October 2015
Challenges: 2016 Read The Books You Buy, Summer COYER 2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): When fantasy and reality collide...There's nothing like a near death experience to make a guy reassess his life. And that's exactly what nightclub owner Logan McCabe decides to do, starting with looking up the girl he spent one wild night with eleven years ago, right before his life turned to crap. He spent a year fantasizing about her. Now he's ready to see how reality matches up. Abigail Parker is a perfectionist. She's only strayed from the straight and narrow once in her life, on her eighteenth birthday. It was supposed to be one wild night with a totally unsuitable man before she settled into her sensible future. Instead it changed her life forever. Logan might still be the sexiest man Abagail has ever seen, but a dirty-talking, tattooed, ex-con is the last thing she needs in her perfect life. He claims she's his fantasy girl, but what he doesn't know is she's also the mother of his ten-year old daughter...
I read the first chapter of His Fantasy Girl and went "oooh that explains it!" mainly because I read book 2 (Her Fantasy Husband) first. While the romances themselves are standalone, they are linked by the events at the very beginning of this one, which explains why Logan and his friends went back to track down their regrets.
The chemistry between Logan and Abby was definitely strong, and neither of them did a very good job of denying themselves, other than when it came to their actual feelings. It was clear from early on that neither of them were actually over their one night together and that led to something exploding between them too.
Jenny was another great addition to the story. It had me welling up the first time that Logan met his daughter, it was just so emotional having the child-father storyline going on. I liked that Abby remained protective of her daughter (rightly so!) even though she trusted Logan.
Now this is going to see like a really strange thing to even think about mentioning but I love the use of British English in the book. I don't think I appreciated how much reading "Mum" rather than "Mom" makes a difference to me! It just seems that much smoother in my head!
I've loved all of Croft's books that I've read so far, and look forward to reading more in the future!