Ballerina Laura and tv producer Charlie are, on paper, the worst couple. They can’t even stand being around each other. They’re looking for different things in life and if they didn’t have mutual friends, they’d probably never spend any time together at all. But one drunken night, the two of them apparently decided it would be a good idea to get married. Now, Laura’s gunning for an annulment and Charlie wants to see if they can make this thing work.
If you’ve read Break of Day, you’ll remember tiny spitfire Carla and big, burly photojournalist Jonah. In Before Daylight, Laura is Carla’s cousin and Charlie is Jonah’s best friend. Laura and Charlie actually hook up at Carla and Jonah’s wedding. I was so happy to see Carla and Jonah living happily ever after!
I think that, as a couple, I preferred Carla and Jonah over Laura and Charlie, but that might just be because they were my first. That said, I loved Charlie. Like, if Laura can’t make up her mind over whether she wants to be with him, I would gladly swoop in and steal him away. I think that’s what frustrated me the most — Laura couldn’t accept that Charlie was a good guy who legitimately wanted to be with her. I get that she had issues because of her parents and her childhood, but I got so fed up with the push and pull. Angsty books aren’t really my thing.
But anyway, Before Daylight is a quick, steamy read that teeters more to the erotic side of romance, but there’s also plenty of other material in there. I fell in love with Charlie and constantly rooted for him and Laura to make it. This is another solid romance from Andie J. Christopher, especially if you’re into angsty couples.
Final rating: 3.5, rounded up to ★★★★☆
I received a free advance copy of Before Daylight from the publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for my honest review.