**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Overall, I felt that while this book was pretty good, it was also pretty predictable. The romance was sweet, the sex was fairly hot, and love conquered all.
I liked Dave, I did, he was never a major dick to Kathy, they had their fights, but they always ended up forgiving each other. Every girl likes a bad boy, and wants to tame one. I'm pretty sure that this was the epitome of Dave and Kathy's relationship. I know that Dave hasn't been a "bad boy" for a while now, but he still had that rough edge around him (he does own a bar after all). I like that he wasn't afraid to fight for Kathy (literally) if someone overstepped their bounds. And she didn't have a problem with it either.
Kathy was a cool character. I liked that she was strong and able, she got herself out of a nasty marriage, and away from her crazy parents. Her ex-husband was a piece of work. I understand that she was glad to be free of him, but I would not have had the restraint she did. I would have called the cops on his ass long ago. She was also a graceful character. She took things in stride and tried her damnedest to keep her chin up, no matter what.
I can't give this book the full amount of stars, simply because this plot line has been read way too many times by me lately, and nothing about it made it stand out from the others. Don't let that stop you from reading it though, it was definitely worth checking out. This is a book I would recommend for those of you on vacation with a few hours to spare between flights, or just lazing away at home with nothing to do. It was a pretty quick read, and well-thought out.