Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Accidentally in Love by Katy Ames - New Release and Review

Accidentally in Love
by Katy Ames
Series: 425 Madison, Book #8
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2019

I know I can make you blush.
It’s a weird claim to fame, but a perk of my dream job: being the voice of your favorite romance audio books. Laughter, hijinks, adventure. Passion. Sweet heaven, the passion. It’s everything I could ever want. Except…
The problem with this fabulous life?
It’s all just fantasy.

Picking between Chinese and Thai delivery doesn’t count as adventure.
The bestie who always makes me laugh is thousands of miles away.
As for the hunky hero? It’s not like he’s just going to come crashing into my apartment.

Until the night a bearded stranger does exactly that…

Do the job. Get the bad guy. Go home.
Most importantly, don’t get involved.
Those are the rules. The agency’s and mine. And they work. Even better, they give me the perfect excuse to keep my distance.
The perfect escape from getting burned again. Except…

Why can’t I stop watching her?
I shouldn’t care more about what she’s doing than my target.
I shouldn’t let her distract me from the job.
And I sure as hell shouldn’t fantasize about a woman I’ll never meet.

That is, until the night I surprise us both by kicking down her apartment door. Rules or no rules, it's true that...

After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.

*Each story is completely standalone.

Copyright @ 2019 Katy Ames

“Number one rule of tailing someone: don’t breathe so loud they can hear you five flights away.”

“Hey!” I say, thwacking his chest. “Don’t be a jerk. Besides, I don’t think you’re in the position to give spy tips right now.”

One bold eyebrow lifts in question.

Pushing out of his grasp, I whip the hat off my head, breathing in relief as cool air hits my skull. “Isn’t the number one rule of spying not to pick up a tail in the first place?”

The first eyebrow drops, followed by the other. Green eyes turn sharp, primitive, before brightening. A roar of laughter erupts from his chest. We stand there for who knows how long, me huffing and puffing, and Gavin laughing like I’ve just delivered the funniest one-liner he’s ever heard. When he stops, his chest is heaving as hard as mine. One last chuckle escapes when he clocks my annoyed expression.

“Oh, come on. You should be proud. It’s been forever since I laughed that hard. That alone should make up for giving yourself away. Besides, it was a good effort. For a first timer.”

“Ugh,” is the only answer that seems fitting. “When did you realize I was there?”

“Hmm,” he says, stroking his beard, his lips still twisted in a smirk. “Down in the alley. When you scraped that thing against the wall.” He points at the metal tip on the large umbrella.

“You heard that?”

“Hmm,” he repeats, head bobbing. “That and a lot more.” Gavin sweeps his eyes down my body, lingering on my boots before pivoting and heading down the hall.

“Wait, what else?” Keeping up is impossible, what with my thigh muscles screaming and pain scorching my foot. He slows his pace without glancing back, his strides shortening until I catch up.

Another step and another wince, and Gavin mutters something under his breath before lifting me off my feet. My own smirk turns to a shriek when he throws me over his shoulder and swats my butt before continuing down the hall.

“That was completely unnecessary.” My complaint lacks edge, which I blame on the view of his very fine ass.

“Quite the opposite, Ms. Winters. Consider it punishment for ignoring my warnings about staying away.”

This was a fun, quick read that has both heart and some heat. With a hero who has scars – both literally and figuratively – from the past and a heroine who steps way out of her comfort zone, it was easy to get caught up in this “friends with adventures” story.

Arya is an introvert by nature, so watching her take such a leap outside of her normal routine was fun and even a bit inspiring (introverts of the world unite…but not together!). She had me laughing as she acted out her favorite scenes from the books she narrates and cheering her on as she decided to go after what she wants – namely one grumpy Ninja Lumberjack named Gavin McCord.
My best friend’s insistence I go out and meet people…
The seductive, electric pulse of my new city…
The haunted look that paled Gavin’s face before he vanished…
My increasingly irrepressible urge to have an adventure that takes place outside the pages of a book…

They’ve all combined to form the perfect storm, one that’s more likely to end with category five hurricane level destruction than a rainbow.
Gavin’s sole focus has been his job, which has allowed him to keep his distance from everyone. Of course he just can’t manage to stay away from Arya – from the first time he crashes through her door to allowing her to “find” him, you can feel his walls start to crumble. And underneath all that gruff, stay away attitude is one romantic man!

This is the 8th book in the 425 Madison Series and I loved getting to spend some time with some of the characters form the other books. Mrs. Williams played a perfect part in this book and I loved the circle of friends that Arya develops throughout the story.

Another fun read in this series that can be read as a standalone and would make a nice addition for a summer TBR!

I read this book on Kindle Unlimited.

About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel.

Join these authors as they come together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy.

Featuring some of readers' favorite tropes: second-chance romance, best friends sibling romance to a good ol' enemies to lovers romance. We've got you covered with a sports romance, a fake relationship and even an ugly duckling or two. Don't forget a brother's best friend and falling for your soul mate. Maybe a little love triangle as well. Each tale offers you something new, something different. After all, 425 is the perfect place to fall in love

For more information, visit the series website ➝

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Must Love Coffee by Leigh Lennon, Book #1
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Let Me Love You by M.K. Moore, Book #2
A Best Friend’s Sibling Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Just Swipe Right by Allie York, Book #3
A Love Triangle Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Two for Holding by Kay Gordon, Book #4
A Sports Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Boyfriend Maintenance by Lauren Helms, Book #5
A Fake Relationship Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Love Under Construcion by Aubree Valentine, Book #6
An Enemies to Lovers Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Back for More by Sylvia Kane, Book #7
A Brother's Best Friend Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Accidentally in Love by Katy Ames, Book #8
An Ugly Duckling Romance
Goodreads ~ Amazon

Sightseeing in Manhattan by C. Lesbirel, Book #9
A Soul Mate Romance

Katy Ames has spent most of her life on the East Coast and hopes to spend more of it in the UK, primarily so she can indulge in her serious plaid obsession. There isn’t a teenage drama or a period British TV show she hasn’t binge-watched at least twice. And she can be persuaded to do almost anything with the promise of bourbon, chocolate, or a nap (not necessarily in that order).

Katy is mom to a small human who has an obscene amount of energy and a blissful ability to ignore swear words, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside in Washington, D.C., a city she where never intended to live and loves so much she’d be happy to talk about it for hours. Just ask.

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