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Straight Up Love by Lexi Ryan
Published: May 08, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
From New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance about a woman who’d do anything to have a baby and the man who’d do anything to have her…
For my 30th birthday, I’m giving myself the one thing I want most: a baby. Sure, this would be easier if I had a husband—or even a boyfriend—but I refuse to be thwarted by minor details.
When I drunkenly confess my plans to my friends, they convince me to ask Jake Jackson for help. Jake, the best friend who’s been there for me through thick and thin. Jake, who also happens to be smart, funny, ridiculously good looking, and the winner of all the genetic lotteries.
So when Jake takes me up on my request—with the stipulation that we get the job done the old-fashioned way—I’d be a fool to decline.
The only problem? I don’t know if I can separate sex from all the things I feel for this amazing man. If I can’t keep my heart under lock and key, I risk losing the relationship I need the most.
Jake has his own reasons for granting my baby wish. But when I discover his secrets, it could mean the end of us. I have to choose—run or stay and fight for love.
Fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!
Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com
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Gahhhh! This is the second book in the The Boys of Jackson Harbor and can totally be read as a stand alone. But let me just say, when I read The Wrong Kind of Love, (See my review here!! )the first book, I knew I was gonna be rocking in a corner waiting for the next book to come and it’s here!!
Straight Up Love is the story of Jake and Ava, we get a small intro to them with the first book and when I read it I knew I wanted more. Lexi did not disappoint with the MORE!
Life long friends is what Jake and Ava are. They have stuck by each other through thick and thin. Everybody with eyes can see that they belong together, but time, fate and just bad luck have kept them in the “friends” category.
When Ava turn’s the big 3-0, she decides she wants a baby and will do just about anything to get it.
Ava is such a beautiful character! I totally feel her self-esteem issues (I too had dad issues, the same as her). Over the years, her self-esteem has been battered and bruised by the people she should be able to trust. Jake has ALWAYS been by her side, even if it killed him to do so.
Jake, oh what a beautiful mess he is! He has always put Ava’s happiness first, even if it hurt him to do so. That’s what true love is! He is just wowza! His undying love for Ava shines through and his proposal for “Operation Pregnancy” is spot on! His dirty talk is just white hot (I was blushing and fanning myself at certain points!). His loyalty to family is remarkable, he is just a good guy! Enough said!
This story flows beautifully and I loved the twists! I loved that Lexi left a huge question unanswered! I am not gonna spoil it, but trust me, read this book and you will be dying to know the answer too!
I already want the next book in this series! And the next, and the next! Don’t ever stop writing Lexi!