A great second chance romance with a crime thriller thrown into the mix
Every time a new book by EJ Noyes comes out, I drop everything to read it. Since her debut novel, I’ve always loved every one of her books. I’m happy to say that Go Around is among them.
Avery Weston is a Federal Air Marshal who’s nursing a broken heart over her celebrity ex-girlfriend. All the effort she made to try to get over her vanishes when Elise Hayes, said famous ex, seats next to her on a plane. After an on-flight incident with a stalker, Elise asks Avery for a place to stay. Sharing space with her gorgeous ex shouldn’t be a problem at all, should it?
This is a second chance romance with a crime thriller thrown into the mix which is a novelty for this author. I found that I enjoyed the thriller as much as the romance. The story starts with a great action scene and, after that, I found myself reading the rest of the book waiting for the other shoe to drop. Ms. Noyes gives some chilling hints of what was to come that gave me the creeps. I won’t say more than Ms. Noyes delivered with a bang.
I found that the thriller was well balanced with the romance giving readers a respite, getting them comfortable in its coziness until the inevitable thriller comes back to haunt them. The romance has all the characteristics of Noyes’s. Superb chemistry, intense feelings, hot intimacy. I have to say that the first sex scene was so poignant and conveyed such strong feelings that when it was finished I immediately went back to read it again. Noyes got perfectly that feeling of making love with someone after a long breakup: the mixture of new and old, of foreign and familiar. It communicated the strong emotions and internal turmoil of the characters perfectly.
I had to laugh and praise the author for the Easter egg that she left for readers to discover. I’m sure that her fans will be able to find it and if not, there’s even a bigger hint near the end. Ms. Noyes even took the opportunity to laugh at herself. Priceless.
If you want to try a romance that is typical and atypical of Noyes’s at the same time, you found the right book. If you love this author’s romances despite the trope, you won’t be disappointed either. In any case, it’s a good reason to drop everything else and grab your copy. Excellent! 5 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.