He was a nameless guy in a bar—a man Grace couldn’t get out of her head…
A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft. As a Parker-King, she’s not allowed to want someone like Noah Dalton. She’s sick of her life, though. Sick of the rules of being a Parker-King. She wants something more, even if it isn’t forever. Somewhere in history there was that one time where hot, no-strings-attached sex didn’t end badly, right? Finding comfort in the arms of a former SEAL is easy, not falling for one . . . not so much.
Noah left the military and moved to New York for one reason: his daughter. Not for some uptight businesswoman—a Manhattan elitist. So when Grace offers him the kind of relationship that no hot-blooded man can turn down, he should say no. And when her seemingly put-together life spins out of control, and his instincts to protect and save kick in, he should turn away. But he doesn’t.
Can two people from different worlds really live in the moment, knowing they’re on borrowed time, or is someone bound to get hurt?
“Sometimes what’s beneath the surface is worth getting to know.”
Someone Like You was the perfect book to spend the day getting lost in. Someone Like You is fun, entertaining and very well written.
Someone Like You follows the story of Noah and Grace. Noah and Grace couldn’t be more opposite, but you know the saying, opposites attract, and that certainly is the case in this book. When we first meet up with Noah, I was gutted by the things that were happening in his life. My heart ached for the way that Cindy treated him. I wanted to reach through my kindle and knock some sense into this woman. Flash forward to the future, Noah is trying to get used to a “normal” life, but for this SEAL, he is finding that hard to do. He finds himself living in New York to be closer to his daughter and has a new job working with his sister. The last thing he ever planned on was Grace. Grace is the total opposite of him. She’s rich, beautiful and totally out of his league. She should be off-limits, but Noah is powerless to fight the pull….Grace has her own demons she’s trying to battle; from an arranged marriage that she wants nothing to do with, to a vacation in Greece that she’d rather forget. Grace has a lot on her plate and the last thing she ever expected was Noah. Neither of them have much to offer to the other besides sex. Falling for each other isn’t an option, but soon enough the lines will become blurred….
Someone Like You was a really enjoyable read for me. I was pulled into Noah’s story from page one and was instantly hooked. I wanted to why Cindy was behaving the way that she was and I was desperate to know how Noah’s story would play out. Noah was the perfect man. He served in the military to provide for his family and did the best for them that he could. He is sexy, tough, determined and an overall great guy. He is someone you can’t help but want to get to know and be friends with. I think he was a wonderful match for Grace. He brought out things in her that she didn’t know existed. He made her believe in herself, taught her to fight for the things that mattered and gave her the strength to stand up for herself. Together these two made one hell of a team and they certainly burned up the pages together.
Someone Like You is a terrific read from beginning to end. I laughed. I swooned. I got angry. And I fell in love. This story hit all the marks for me and kept me begging for more. This is my first book by this author and I can not wait to read more from her in the future. I definitely recommend checking this book out.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
“I live on a boat at the docks.”
Goose bumps cover my arms at his words. “I hate the water,” I say, without thinking first.
“Really?” He takes a swig of his beer as our eyes connect in the window. “Why?”
“Um.” Why did I have to open my mouth? I don’t tell people this about me. I always use excuses to back out of any plans that involve lakes, rivers, or oceans. I’m not supposed to have weaknesses. I’m a Parker-King.
“You’re afraid of water or…?” He’s giving me the chance to finish, to share, but I hesitate and take a couple of steps back.
“I don’t like the unknown,” I say softly. “I hate not being able to see what lies beneath the surface.”
It’s the truth. A watered-down version of the truth.
“Hmm.” His palm touches the window as his bottle rests against the side of his jeaned thigh. “Sometimes what’s beneath the surface is worth getting to know.”
I stare out the window and off into the distance. The moon falls like a soft glow over the city—and I’d almost swear the light finds him too.
“But sometimes what’s beneath the surface is ugly,” he adds in a deep voice, emotion threading his words.
It’s hard for me to believe this tough guy has been hurt before, but there’s a definite pain there, and I don’t think it’s from his time in the military.
“Do you think it’s worth the risk, though?”
Noah takes a drink and turns to face me. “Sometimes.”
He angles his head and closes the small gap between us.
I feel awkward. I don’t know what to do with my hands or how to stand. These aren’t feelings I’m accustomed to. I’m self-assured and confident.
Except that when my life flashed before my eyes in that hotel in Athens, I realized I don’t have a damn clue who I am, only who I’ve been pretending to be for twenty-nine years.
“Were you a Marine?” I need to change the topic. I barely know this man, and somehow I think we just drifted into deep territory that neither of us was prepared for.
Noah scrubs a hand down his jaw. We’re standing in front of each other like two teenagers waiting for the other to make the first move. But that’s ridiculous, because we don’t know each other, and whatever I’m feeling for this guy is purely physical. And maybe he doesn’t even have any interest in me. Maybe he wasn’t lying when he said I wasn’t his type.
“I was a SEAL,” he says at last.
“Really?” A grin sneaks up on me. “You guys are kind of badass, or so I hear.”
His mouth broadens into a deep smile. “Only kind of?”
Part of me wants to slip my hands up his chest because that feels like the natural thing to do.
There’s this tight band of tension between us, and I take a breath and release it as I wait for that tension to snap.
Is he going to kiss me?
His eyes are on my lips, and I instinctively wet them. The muscles in my stomach tighten as I find my gaze steadying on his mouth. The dark scruff around his lips—he has that sexy kind of dangerous look…but I can tell this man is only dangerous because he’s forbidden.
Until You Were Gone, Chainsmokers
Castle on the Hill, Ed Sheeran
Stay with Alessia Cara, Zedd & Alessia Cara
Blue in Green, Miles Davis
Waves – Robin Schulz Edit, Mr. Probz/Robin Schulz
Everytime We Touch, David Guetta/Chris Willis
Someone Somewhere Tonight, Mark Bloomsteel
Slow Hands, Niall Horan
Something Just Like This – Alesso Remix, Chainsmokers
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