Title: Opposites Attract
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Locklaine Boys #2
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Delilah Northcutt has been described as weird, nerdy. But her favorite term is quirky. The eccentric flower shop owner definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. On the rebound from a cheating ex, she’s not looking to open her heart to someone else any time soon. On a whim, her best friend convinces her that one night with a stranger she’ll never see again is just what she needs to pull herself out of the funk she’s been living in.
Overly serious, workaholic Richard Locklaine was always described as the twin determined to do the right thing. Even if it was at the cost of his own well-being. But after years in a loveless, manipulative marriage, he’s finally free and ready to build a life of his choosing. And nowhere in that life is there room for another woman—unless it’s for just one night, of course.
They are complete opposites in every single way. But for some reason, fate has decided to force the two of them together. Despite the chemistry, they’re determined to fight the attraction growing between them. Besides, what could a florist with horrible taste in music and an attorney from Connecticut ever really have in common? Only one thing is certain. When they finally come together, it’s going to be epic.
Jessica Prince delivers another smart, sexy, and totally sassy RomCom with Opposites Attract. From their smoking hot first night to the hilariously awkward subsequent encounters, Delilah and Richard’s story is utterly amusing and so full of feels. I absolutely adored the chemistry between these two. They were such an unlikely duo and yet somehow Jessica Prince made them sizzle. Their story was wrought with witty banter, blush-inducing encounters, and a delicious tension that could not be ignored. Throw in Delilah’s adorable and ridiculous dog and I was hooked. With each new novel Jessica Prince continues to grow as a writer and Opposites Attract is certainly no exception. Her gift for creating characters with unique and unforgettable personalities, as well as her vibrant descriptive imagery and socially relevant humor, makes this author a true gem. Opposites Attract absolutely sparkles, captivating me from the first page to the last with each heartfelt emotion and laugh out loud exploit as I fell head over heels for Richard and Delilah.
“Richard Locklaine was a spooner. He also had the power to give me multiple orgasms on top of orgasms. Yeah, he was definitely hazardous for my heart.”
Delilah was such a fantastic character to unravel. I always appreciate how genuine Jessica Prince makes her characters feel and Delilah is the perfect example. She’s incredibly awkward, definitely quirky, and sometimes adorably clueless, but she is also smart, kind, successful, and feisty – a combination that had me invested in her from page one. I loved her relationship with her best friend Devon. Their brutal honesty and unconditional love had me grinning, as I relished their easy friendship and misguided adventures. I really enjoyed Delilah’s growth over the course of the story. Her time with Richard seemed to awaken a sense of self-worth and confidence that only made this great character that much more lovable. Meanwhile, I certainly didn’t mind watching as Richard faltered while Delilah broke down his walls and made him feel things he swore never to experience again. As the story progressed, Richard’s innate alpha-sexiness made way for a surprisingly sweet and thoughtful side that made me melt and left me rooting for Delilah and Richard’s happily ever after. Jessica Prince has definitely written something special with these two and I’m looking forward to seeing them again in the next Locklaine Boys novel.
“Del, babe, you know I’d take a bullet for you in a non-fatal, fleshy part of my body, but it’s tough love time. Sac up, take your ass over there, and demand some answers.”
One of the things I absolutely love about Jessica Prince’s novels is her phenomenal secondary characters. Their vibrant personalities and significance to the story ensure they are just as captivating as the main characters and oftentimes, totally scene-stealing. Not only does Opposites Attract bring together all of the delightfully delicious Locklaine men, but Jessica Prince creates a female power squad with Navie, Pepper, Delilah, and Devon that was absolutely epic. Let’s just say, I can’t wait to get my hands on Devon’s story next! As fun and sexy and this book was, I would have liked just a bit more emotional development in terms of Delilah and Richard’s relationship. Their shared moment of honesty where they open up about the past and make their previous heartbreaks known was brief and not as substantial as I felt was necessary to move their relationship forward. However, Jessica Prince worked her magic, successfully making me feel this story all the way through. Richard and Delilah’s journey had me laughing, cursing, and swooning, completely caught up in the fantastic dynamic between this couple. If you like books you can laugh, live, and love your way through then Opposites Attract is definitely worth reading.
What the hell was I doing?
As I scanned the dimly lit club, packed full of gyrating bodies that reeked of cheap cologne and too much perfume, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was actually stuck in the seventh circle of hell. Sweat was running into cracks and crevices I didn’t want to think about, and my eyes itched something fierce.
“Stop that!” my best friend Devon reached over and smacked my hand away from my eye.
“Will you quit hitting me?”
“Then quit digging at your eyeballs like you’re trying to pop them out!” she snapped before picking the shot glass up off the table and slamming the tequila down like a seasoned pro.
“I can’t help it,” I whined. “These contacts are driving me crazy! I don’t understand why I couldn’t have just worn my glasses.”
Devon braced her hands on the table and focused on me. “Because,” she spoke firmly, despite the copious amounts of booze we’d been ingesting for the past hours. “The goal for tonight is sinfully sexy, not adorably quirky.”
“But—” I began to argue, only to have her continue like I hadn’t said anything.
“And while there are men out there who can appreciate the day-to-day Delilah in all her cute glory, the purpose of tonight is to find a hot, well-hung man to clean your pipes and get your mind off that stupid bastard with hours and hours of meaningless sex. And the sad fact is, one-night stands just don’t go for adorable.”
My nose scrunched up at her remark. “Sweet Jesus, Devon. I’ll give you twenty bucks to stop referring to my lady bits as pipes. Every time you say it, I feel like I should call a plumber or something.” I reached over and snatched a shot glass off the table and downed it.
She hummed, tapping her chin thoughtfully. “Maybe you should. Lord knows your douche-bag ex wasn’t giving it to you good enough.”
“That’s not tr—” I began to argue, only to have her shoot me a look that said, “Keep lying to me. I dare you.” “Okay, so it’s true,” I finally relented.
Devon nodded satisfactorily. “That’s why I posted all over social media that he suffered from ED.”
My eyes went wide, my mouth hanging open. “You didn’t!”
“Sure the hell did!” she shouted proudly. “And I regret nothing. That shit-for-brains deserves so much worse for what he did to you. Now,” she pushed another shot glass in front of me, “drink up like a good little girl, and let’s find you a man you won’t have to ask, ‘Is it in yet?’”
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Don’t miss the rest of the Locklaine Boys series:
Fire & Ice (Locklaine Boys #1)
Almost Perfect (Locklaine Boys #3)
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.