ARC review: Night and Day by Andie J. Christopher

Night and Day by Andie J. Christopher
Series: One Night in South Beach #5
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: AmazonGoodreads
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Source: ARC via Netgalley

A Romantic Dreamer
Letty Gonzalez is a true romantic. She’s spent her life waiting for flowers, poetry, the grand gesture that will finally sweep her off her feet—without any luck. After her latest dating fiasco, she’s ready to give up on the idea of Prince Charming—but not on down and dirty fantasies about her new
boss—gorgeous, out-of-her-league Max Delgado.

A Restless Romeo
Max is more pragmatic than romantic—and with his looks and charisma, beautiful women usually fall at his feet. Bubbly, generously curvy Letty just isn’t for him, and maybe if he finally lets his grandmother set him up with someone new, Letty will finally believe it.

A Sultry Surprise
But the senior citizen’s matchmaking is trickier than anyone anticipated. And when Letty and Max find themselves stuck in Key West together for a seductively sexy weekend, one kiss is enough to light a fire neither of them wants to put out . . .

Although this is #5 in a series, it’s the third book of Andie J. Christopher’s that I’ve read. While I loved Break of Day, I was kind of ambivalent about Before Daylight. Unfortunately, I was also kind of indifferent about Night and Day.

It’s not a bad book, that’s for sure. Max and Letty seem to complement each other very well. While they have an instant attraction, it’s not instalove, which I appreciated. And even aside from that, they were able to build each other up and help each other overcome some unfortunate past experiences.

But why didn’t I love it? I think that there were two main reasons.

First, I was a little put off by how frequently Letty referred to herself as fat and undesirable. I get it, she feels out of place among the models and ballerinas in her life, but it was constant. I was rooting for her to find some self-esteem, but I was also frustrated by the fact that it seemed to come from the fact that Max wanted her and not from anything bigger than that.

Second, it felt kind of flat to me. There was no real conflict in the book, nothing that made me wonder whether everything would work out in the end. Max and Letty were attracted to each other from their first meeting, so there wasn’t really any build-up either. I mean, things happen, but nothing that had me on the edge of my seat and nothing that made it hard to put the book down.

I ended up reading this book in one night, although I frequently put it down to do other things. I don’t know that I would necessarily recommend it, but it was a quick read and a perfectly fine way to spend a couple hours.

Previously: Break of Day | Before Daylight

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ARC review: Before Daylight by Andie J. Christopher

⭐ Goodreads ⭐ Amazon ⭐

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.

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-me authors of 2017

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s theme, which is pretty fitting for the first Tuesday of a new year, is the top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2017. I read a lot of new authors last year, but here are the ten that came to mind first. (They are in no specific order)

1. R.S. Grey
❤︎ The Fortunate Ones: Goodreads || review
💜 Scoring Wilder: Goodreads || review
💚 The Allure of Julian Lefray: Goodreads || review
💙 The Allure of Dean Harper: Goodreads || review
💛 The Foxe & the Hound: Goodreads || review
🖤 Anything You Can Do:  Goodreads || review

2. Angie Thomas
❤︎ The Hate U Give: Goodreads || review

3. Cindi Madsen
💜 Operation Prom Date: Goodreads || review
💚 Nailed It: Goodreads || review

4. Author trio: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
💙 My Lady Jane: Goodreads || review

5. Christina Lauren
💛 Roomies: Goodreads || review

6. Maggie Ann Martin
🖤 The Big F: Goodreads || review

7. Andie J. Christopher
❤︎ Break of Day: Goodreads || review

8. Rachel Van Dyken
💜 Fraternize: Goodreads || review
💚 Infraction: Goodreads || review

9. Natalie D. Richards
💙 We All Fall Down: Goodreads || review

10. Tristina Wright
🖤 27 Hours: Goodreads || review

ARC review: Break of Day by Andie J. Christopher


After being dumped by her fiance, a stodgy accountant who accused her of not being “not exciting,” Carla Hernandez needed to get away.  Her great aunt’s house in Havana, Cuba was the obvious destination.  Once there, Carla would be able to sort herself out and help out Tia Lola, a woman who’s always understood Carla even when the rest of her family didn’t.

Carla didn’t count on big, burly Jonah Kane’s presence.  The heat level between Carla and her ex-fiance was negligible at best and Carla doesn’t expect to be quite so affected by Jonah.  Too bad Jonah thinks that Carla’s nothing more than a spoiled little princess…

I first heard about Break of Day upon learning that I’d somehow subscribed to Andie J. Christopher’s mailing list. This isn’t particularly unusual for me.  In any given day, I probably get twenty to thirty emails from various authors, some that I know, some that I don’t.  I always read them, though, and this one from Andie included the first chapter of this book. I read it as I was getting ready for work, and I was hooked.  I was still thinking about tiny spitfire Carla and Jonah, the gruff photojournalist who towered over her when I got home from work and logged onto Netgalley.  The book was hours away from being archived, but I requested it anyway.  Miraculously, I got an email the next morning that I’d been approved.

Break of Day is exactly what I expected from that preview.  It’s hot.  It’s sexy.  It’s fast-paced.  I loved both characters just as much as I thought I would.  There’s some angst here, but nothing too crazy.  I never wanted to rip my hair out, which is a definite plus for me.  I was a little apprehensive about the accidental baby aspect of the book (not a spoiler – it’s in the blurb!) but I think that it was handled really well.

Break of Day is the third book in Andie J. Christopher’s One Night in South Beach series.  I haven’t read the first two, and it’s not necessary to understand the plot or the characters, but I definitely plan on going back and seeing what I missed.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

I received a free ARC of Break of Day from the publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for my honest review.