As far as flings go, single dad Gabe Trahan is pretty sure that Addison Sloan is his best bet. Once a month, Addison comes to New Orleans and then…It. Is. On. Until Addison returns to New York, it’s just hot, happily-no-strings-attached sex. And beignets. And jazz. But lately for Gabe, it isn’t nearly enough.
Sure, maybe Addison’s gotten a bit hooked on Gabe. After all, who can resist a guy who’s so sexy, so charming, and so…available? But maybe he’s too available for her right now. Addison’s just moved to New Orleans, and relationships are definitely off the table. Besides, guys always bail when they learn her secret: she’s a single mom.
Only Gabe’s not running. Worse, he’s thrilled. But Addison never signed up for ever-after romance, and Gabe won’t settle for anything less. Now it’s a battle of wills—and when it comes to the woman he’s falling for, Gabe isn’t above playing a little dirty.
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Going Down Easy is the latest swoon-worthy romance from author Erin Nicholas. Told from dual points of view, Going Down Easy follows the story of Gabe and Addison. When Gabe and Addison first got together, it was just supposed to be for one night. However, one night quickly turned into a fun, flirty, no strings-attached fling. No promises of tomorrow, just mind blowing sex. Gabe and Addison have had the best time together, and lately Gabe has been feeling like he needs more. He wants a real relationship with Addison, not just a romp in the bed…Addison won’t admit this, but she’s pretty hung up on Gabe. I mean, he is completely irresistible. However, Gabe wants things that Addison is quite ready for. She’s had a lot of major changes in her life lately and isn’t ready to take on a relationship of any kind. You see, Addison has a secret she’s been keeping from Gabe and she knows once she tells him, he’ll run for the hills…Or will he? Will Addison take a chance on a once in a lifetime romance with Gabe or will her fears ruin everything?? There’s only one way to find out…
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was hooked on Gabe and Addison from the very beginning. I thought the chemistry between the two of them was explosive and I was really excited to see where their story would go. Now, I’m not gonna lie to you, Addison did make me a little batty in the beginning. I hated the way she tried to push Gabe away when he wanted more. But, I did understand where she was coming from. She never planned on being on a mom and had a hard time accepting when it happened to her. She quickly found herself raising a child all on her own with no outside help at all. So, when Gabe came around and turned out to be a single parent as well, I think that really threw her for a loop. As much as she loves her daughter, she wasn’t looking to add anymore children into the mix. So, being with Gabe went against her plan. However, Gabe wasn’t so easily deterred. This man knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. He had insecurities when it came to love and parenting just like everyone else. But, he knew that what he had with Addison doesn’t come around that often, so he was willing to fight and prove to Addison that he was worth the risk.
Going Down Easy is a fun and flirty romance. I loved the characters and found them very easy to relate to. I loved watching Gabe and Addison figure things out and overcome their fears. Addison learned that it was ok to depend on someone else, while Gabe learned that it’s awesome to have support, but he’s fully capable of doing it all on his own. These two characters grew a lot throughout their story and it was joy to watch their romance come full circle. I really enjoyed reading this book and getting lost in the story this author has written.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*