**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
This book was both romantic and cute while being serious.
I seriously was impressed with this author's writing style and her ability to keep me interested. Although the book got boring around the middle and at the very end, I really enjoyed reading this one.
Paul was a great counterpart to Maddy. They balanced each other well, but were both equals in the book. I liked that Paul respected Maddy's love and passion for her business. The book also focused on the business much more than I expected, which was exciting actually. I loved getting to know a new side of a business (even if it wasn't true...I felt like I was learning something).
The way that they treated each other was a bit more mature than some of the other books I've been reading recently. I think that Paul over reacted in some parts of the book, as did Maddy. But eventually all was well, a nice little HEA to tie everything together.
Some of the plot seemed out of place for how the characters acted (namely the vacations) even though they were kicking back and relaxing. Some of it was just ridiculous. I did like the frienship between Maddy and her girlfriends. Paul had one similar relationship with a friend, but Maddy's interactions were much more humorous.
Overall it was an fun and quick read, but I didn't even realize that it was the second in a series. I did not read the first one, and this one still made sense, so it can be read as a standalone. However, I am excited for surferboy's story!