Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancée married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut—a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?
Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck—but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.
|This is the second book in this series and I must say I liked it as much as the first one. You are introduced to Marco and Carrie in the first book. Marco is partners with Beck and Cade at a Tequila bar named Conquistadors. Carrie is the best friend of Hayden and Hayden and Beck are going to be getting married and Marco and Carrie are best man and bride’s maid. In the first book Marco and Carrie are always sniping at each other and this book opens up the same way when he calls her early in the morning to meet for an idea he has about a wedding shower. Though it is early she agrees and when she arrives they actually for a few minutes get along, but then they are back to being short with each other. Marco really likes her but does not know how to tell her. Carrie who is a model and is now working at being a photographer still has moments of self-doubt from when she was younger and from her family which she feels she has not lived up to any of their expectations. This all begins to change when you are introduced to her niece because she is caught grafting the back of their bar. Carrie happens to be there when they make the discovery and this only helps Marco in his quest in wanting to ask her out on a date. She agrees and then you begin to see a whole different side of Marco that was not shared before. He is a welder, but also an artist and together they now have something in common. They now work together in coming up with a plan to get more kids off the streets after school through art. By doing all of this they are spending more time together and they are finding out about each other. He has problems with people leaving in his life and when the former fiancé who left him while he was deployed comes into the bar one day this rocks Carrie because she realizes that she has gotten to close. She is leaving for Spain for a photo school for six months and she knows they should break up. This is even after Marco tells her that there is nothing between him and his ex. He leaves without saying anything. Both of them are miserable for the two weeks leading up to her leaving and finally his two friends sit him down and give it straight to him. Now the ball is in his court and he has to make a decision on what he is going to do. This is the good part of the book for the way the author ends this story is perfect for these two because nothing has been easy, but the ending is very good and makes the story come together. This is a must read. I got this book from Netgalley.com|