(Just Say Yes # 1)
by Jen Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2014
Zoey James is in a funk. She has been through more in her twenty-three years than most people have experienced in their entire lives. After her ex-husband tries to take everything she’s worked so hard for, she makes one rule: Never date someone she works with.
When her father’s newly hired mechanic moves into the apartment above their family-run business, Zoey’s lonely life is flipped upside down.
As a teenager, New Zealand native, Andy Tate’s family is tragically killed in an accident, and he is taken in by his aunt and uncle. Andy is pulled away from the only place he’s ever known as home, and moved halfway around the world to Northern California.
Ten years and one failed marriage later, Andy finds himself living in a new city, with a new job at James Racing, and living in an apartment next door to Zoey, his new boss’s beautiful and damaged daughter.
After an interesting chain of events over one weekend, Andy and Zoey form an unexpected bond. Even though he’s the only one who can get through to her, she will do all that she can to keep him at a distance and not break her one rule.
Will Andy be the reason for Zoey to start living her life again, or will she continue on her downward spiral, until she finally hits rock bottom?
An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I definitely think I'm a fan of books with male protagonists tattooed ... And this book surprised me a lot in that regard, but let's start with prior to this.
The Reason is the first book of the trilogy Just Say Yes, and we starts counting the life of Zoey, who already had enough with what has been given to his twenty years Rob has recently divorced, her ex husband a mechanic working in the family business of Zoey and is also the place where she works. While she tries to stay afloat in this new situation, life will have someone prepared and soon things began to change when he meets Andy Tate, a new hired to work in his father's workshop mechanics. And the rule that it set itself: Never date someone who works with his father, could fail to have meaning.
I did not know what to expect from this book, to read the synopsis I thought; ok I'll give it a try, it sounds worthwhile, and I was right! It is one of those books that you should take if you have the opportunity, as it has a swirl of emotions that goes off in a slow start but when you realize already going at a speed that you want that does not end or rather to continue to know what will happen.
The book is good, and Zoey's life has many that we will be able to discover, and we have not only the story of her ex-husband, is more personal and profound. We also have to Tate, sexy, tattooed guy working with cars, it also has its history, and fits perfectly with Zoey, but for now she does not want any relationship with anyone, he could break that barrier. But the road will not be easy for the two and more if Zoey does not begin to work on herself.
I'm a fan of Zoey, although at first and maybe the end would shake, I think it is a character with great potential that can get a lot of juice and mold it in a surprising way to go, I hope to see its evolution I want to see you take the reins and show that strength has not awakened. And Tate, Sir, I have it among my list of sexy guys with tattoos!
The story is enveloping you and if you have a particular taste for the romantic and new adult, you will love, although this part of the instant love also counteracts the fact that physical attraction is given at first. Just as the fact that Zoey does not look ready to leap into a second chance thread is giving what would be the opening for the second book and leaves you with a great plot, with a small dose of drama to keep you alert for what is coming.
A good recommendation for your evenings accompanied by the music of this book to enter the atmosphere and fans love and second chances to have a happy ending, especially for those girls who want to be true to themselves and prove they are strong despite of all the hell that life can give you.
My stars 4
Jen Andrews was raised in a small town in Northern California, and still lives in the same county where she was born. She is a self-proclaimed music and lyric addict. She grew up in ‘car family’ so her life has been spent around old hot rods. She and her husband, Jake, even have a few of their own. In her spare time, Jen loves to travel wherever she can. She finally lived her dream of traveling to New Zealand to see her favorite r
ugby team, the All Blacks, play. Jen loves to do photography as a hobby and continues to write.