Review: Sophie by Kelsie Rae

sophieTitle: Sophie

Author: Kelsie Rae

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Sophie Calloway

The hero: Nathan ?

The blurb: Sophie – Aren’t one night stands supposed to stay in the past? Aren’t they supposed to be with a stranger whom you never have to see again?

Yeah. I thought so too.

And then one of my best friends asks me to be the maid-of-honor at her wedding. Wanna take a guess who the best man is? I’m screwed.

Nathan – I don’t do feelings. I don’t do relationships. And I sure as hell don’t do love. And then I was stupid enough to sleep with Soph. The girl who screwed with my head in ways I never could’ve imagined.

So I left. I ran. And I’m going to continue to run as soon as my best friend’s wedding is over. It’s one weekend. How hard can it be?

Standalone or series: Book five in the Signature Sweethearts series, but can be read as a standalone

The review: Sophie is asked by one of her best friends, Indie, to attend her surprise wedding to Rhett in Mauritius and be one of her maids of honour. It’s an all expenses paid trip… except that the man Sophie had a one night stand with a month previously, Nathan, will also be there because he is Rhett’s best friend. The thought of seeing Nathan again has Sophie in knots because he was so much more than just a fling to her, and when he walked out on her he broke her heart. But she is determined not to let him see how much he affected her.

Nathan, for his part, can’t seem to get the woman he’s been thinking about for the last month out of his head, and it bothers him. He’s always refused to entertain the notion of love, or being in a serious relationship, for reasons that are eventually revealed. But there’s something about Sophie, something different, that makes him feel that perhaps maybe she’s worth taking a chance on.

Sophie comes down with a bug just after she arrives, which is inconvenient timing. But the constant, close proximity to Nathan wears her down, and she’s reminded of all the reasons why she fell for him in the first place.

Could Sophie be the woman to melt Nathan’s icy heart? Will he finally take a chance on love with her? There is a plot twist that I guessed fairly early on which made things interesting, and while this is a standalone I think having read the previous book, Rhett, might have helped a lot since it’s obvious that Sophie and Nathan’s story started there.