SECOND TO NONE
Release Date: August 30
First love can’t come second.
A stand alone second chance grumpy sunshine romance about Josie & Maddox by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
Maddox Nelson is the only boy I’ve ever loved.
And the only one to break my heart.
I thought I was over that long ago. After drowning the heartbreak in two failed marriages, I should want safe and easy, and Maddox is nothing but complicated.
Now that I’m back home in Savannah, I can’t deny the pull toward him. He’s the grumpy to my sunshine, the introvert to my extrovert, the uncompromising to my go with the flow. But years of friendship, love, and tangled lust binds us together in the city where it all began.
When heat flies between us, he makes it clear that we already had our chance. Both of us should move on.
Except I’m no longer okay with that idea.
I’ll prove to him that I come second to none.
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“He wanted to be around me as much as I wanted to be around him. No matter the time or distance between us, the want was always there. It had always been there. And being around him again in this city made me want him more than ever.”
“Kissing Maddox was effortless, like breathing.”
“With those three words, I belonged to him. I always had, but we’d sealed it. There was nowhere else I wanted to be.”
OMG! This book had me twisted up in the most delicious knots. Filled with angst, longing, and a lifetime of will they/won’t they get their stuff figured out, this book not only delivered but exceeded my expectations.
Maddox and Josie’s story is messy, frustrating, and oh, so complicated. Their story begins in high school, where the attraction has always been there, but a promise between friends keeps them apart. As time goes on, the timing never seemed to be right between them. There was always something or someone, or even themselves sabotaging their efforts.
Josie is so complex, driven, and passionate about the things/people she loves. She doesn’t always make the best decisions, but her heart is in the right place and I loved seeing her character grow and mature. At first glance, Maddox seems to be her complete opposite with his grumpy, broody attitude, but there is more to this talented artist than meets the eye. He might be a complete introvert, but he is exactly what Josie needs. Together these two had phenomenal chemistry. I loved all the will they/won’t they moments. The poor timing and ups and downs, and all the obstacles in between made for some delicious angst that just tugged at my heartstrings and left me all twisted, in the best possible way.
Second to None is the perfect grumpy sunshine, second chance romance. The characters are complicated and real. You can’t help but lose yourself in the story and the characters from the moment you pick this book up. I personally couldn’t put this book down once I started and boy did this book take me on the best journey ever. This book is angst. This book is real romance. I loved every single moment and never wanted it to end.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
Meet K.A. Linde:
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
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