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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