Afternoon Delight (Charity Case Book 2)

Afternoon Delight (Charity Case Book 2)

by Piper Rayne


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The perfect man for me is the one who broke my heart. #thanksbutnothanks

Once bitten.
Twice shy.
Yeah, I wish.

I'm on a mission to find myself a nice, solid, respectable man. The only problem is nice, solid, and respectable comes in a meh package and is B-O-R-I-N-G as hell.

It's been established. I have one type. Bad Boy. I tried the other flavors, I really did. But there's nothing like the allure of a man who takes what he wants without apology.

As if my love life isn't dramatic enough, Dean Bennett walks into my life again thinking he's going to win me back with his charm and charisma. He might come in a different package, but under that expensive suit he's still the same cocky, arrogant, pompous prick who only cares about numero uno.

I'm not that naïve young girl anymore so I have to ignore the fact that the way he looks at me practically sets my panties on fire.

Everyone deserves a second chance to right a wrong. The problem? He's not just an ex-boyfriend...

He's my ex-husband.

A sexy second chance romcom STANDALONE in the Charity Case Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987925395
Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: Charity Case , #2
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" ( caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Afternoon Delight (Charity Case Book 2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
avidezliteraria More than 1 year ago
After the end of the first book, which presents a huge revelation and novelty to the reader, we finally have its continuation. Second book in the Charity Case Series, Chelsea is the protagonist of the time, and will present her story, which will be filled with second chances, some secrets, uncertainties, comic moments and a romantic interest capable of causing sighs. Chelsea is the liveliest of the three friends, and is responsible for telling her adventures in search of a relationship during her never-ending encounters. Having accumulated a large list of failures, she decides she will focus on finding the ideal suitor, a respected man, unlike the bad boys who both draw her. And mostly different from him. When she was in college, she met a boy and fell madly in love. Their relationship was perfect, and they decide to get married. Young, passionate and with a life to come. But the fairy tale did not last forever. The boy who was a promise of the sport and certainly would get a good contract to be professional, ended up getting hurt and with that saying goodbye to his career. The whole planned life falls apart. The couple in love are distancing themselves. The husband so caring and in love begins to disappear. Drinks, drugs and nights out begin to be part of his routine. And with that their marriage begins to fall into the background. Until a tragic event will be the end point of this relationship. Five years go by and Chelsea without waiting bump in the last person she imagined meeting: her ex-husband. The inconsequential boy turned into a man centered and with a nice career. But do bad boys really change? Or do they just disguise themselves? I have no words to describe how much I loved this book. Chelsea and Dean were written brilliantly, there is a whole construction of the characters, showing how they evolved, changed and matured. Although it is a novel about second chances, with a heavier emotional baggage, the book is light and fun, and this is achieved thanks to the writing of Piper Rayne who conducted the narrative with mastery. Dean was pleasantly surprised. After all that has caused Chelsea and his own life, he needs to hit rock bottom to get up again. Seeking help for his problems, the only thing he is sure of is his love for Chelsea, but he must first focus and rearrange his life to be worthy of her forgiveness. After seeking the help he needs, leaving his demons behind and graduating as a lawyer with a good job, he goes in search of the woman he loves, and for this he will fight with all the weapons he has to make her fall in love again. All of Chelsea's uncertainty and mistrust was plausible. What she suffered has hurt her a lot, and her caution is understandable. Her secret, when it comes to the surface, is sad and will make the reader sympathize with it. The two together work very well, love still exists, is only hidden as a form of self-protection. The beauty of the book is precisely to accompany its resurgence. A great story, with good characters and good writing. The ending ends again with a surprise, and now I only have to wait for Hannah's turn.
Andrea-M More than 1 year ago
I simply loved this book.It was great mix of humor and heartbreak. After unsuccessful marriage that ended five years ago,Chelsea thinks that she has finally moved on from that phase in her life. Until her ex-husband show-ups in her life again with intention to win her over. Chelsea and Dean were over the top funny and amazing.I loved them.Dean is a little bit smug and confident but he said the right word at the right moment. Chelsea was hurt by Dean in the past i could understand her fears,but even though her mind told her to stay away from him,she opted to listen to her heart and let him back into her life. They had great chemistry and it's clear from the beginning that they still love each other,but relationships take time. Like I said,these to were amazing to read,I was rooting for them since chapter one.The book was sweet,sexy and heartbreaking at the same time. If you want funny and relaxing read that you will love from the page one,pick up this book.I absolutely recommend it.
BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
This one was really great. I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. I didn’t love Chelsea in the first book, but being in her head allowed me to like her character a lot more. I loved getting to see some more of Victoria, Reed, and Jade…and also Hannah, and the silver fox. We got to meet some of Chelsea’s family, and I thought they were pretty good overall with one obvious exception. Don’t even get me started on Dean, because I could talk about him for this entire review; I loved him that much. We saw snippets of his past self, and he definitely wasn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination…but the man he was in the book, sign me up! He definitely changed for the better, and this book really showed how committed he was to getting Chelsea back. He was an absolute sweetheart. He remembered her favorite things, he went above and beyond to try and show her he was all in, etc. The epilogues in this series lead readers neatly into the next book, and I got to say, I can’t wait to read the third book! That ending had me super interested, and wanting to know what happens next ASAP! Check out this duo’s writing if you love funny, sweet romances with a bit of a naughty side.
CLPetit1956 More than 1 year ago
Afternoon Delight by Piper Rayne is a sexy, romantic, and emotional second chance romance story packed with heartbreak, forgiveness, off-the-charts chemistry, turmoil, humor, well developed characters, and love. I volunteered to review an advance reader copy of this book.
MelissaB More than 1 year ago
Another Piper Rayne book.....YES please!!! This is the second book in the Charity Case series and one that you definitely want to read and won't be able to put down. Chelsea is the fiesty, sassy cousin of Skylar from Break the Ice and the one woman who can bring Dean Bennett to his knees. Dean is the dirty talking, domineering, sexy ex that Chelsea left behind to start her life over. But what happens when the one person you thought was out of your life for good happens to be the new tax lawyer for the new company you work for??? Tempers will rise but so do the sparks that Chelsea thought were only dying embers. This second chance romance had me hating Dean Bennett, but in true Piper Rayne fashion, that didn't last long and if anything he is now top of the list. Dean Bennett was one swoon-worthy sexy man that will hopefully win over Chelsea but you as well! Hold on to your hearts because they may not belong to you for long if Dean has anything to say about it! "It's not as simple as a princess fairy tale, but it's an epic love story none the less."
Loupy More than 1 year ago
Just when I thought these three ladies couldn’t get into any more trouble. WRONG… The authors once again have written a great storyline that will have you laughing, smiling and wanting to shake our heroine a time or two as you read book two of the Charity Case Series. While this is Chelsea and Dean’s story, all the main characters of the series as well as a few from the last series are all present and the author let us catch up on their lives as well - I absolutely LOVE this touch. Chelsea and Dean have a past, a short lived married past that is. They married in Vegas and well youth and Vegas don’t always mix and divorce soon followed. Fast forward 5 years. Dean is no longer the hopeful pro jock but is a successful tax attorney. A tax attorney that just happens to be doing pro-bono work for RISE, Chelsea’s place of employment. Coincidence or planned on his part? Needless to say when they bump into each other Sparks fly…. both the good kind and the bad, but one thing is for sure the pull between them is still there. A feeling Dean wants to explore but Chelsea refuses. To Chelsea, old sparks are not enough for a new beginning or 2nd chance, one broken heart is enough for her, not to mention, old tigers don’t lose their stripes, do they? The authors will take you on a journey of love, heartbreak and mending while you laughing, cry and smile through the pages. 2 Thumbs up for a great read. One that I highly recommend. If you haven’t read book 1, Manic Monday, I highly recommend reading it first. While it’s not a Have to, it will sure make this great read flow a lot easier. Kudo’s to the authors for another amazing job well done and I am soooooo looking forward to Hannah’s story (book 3 in this delightful series).
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
I’ve read every single book this amazing duo have written, and they haven’t steered me wrong so far. Afternoon Delight was no exception. I was angsty, bursting full with wit and banter, but when Chelsea and her ex opened their hearts it was pretty damned emotional. Dean started out a bit on the smug, dare I say ‘that word’ yeah, you know the one I mean. Like Mr. cockerel prancing around the yard. But, he grew on me, and Chelsea. She wasn’t sure at first, but he wanted a second chance so what’s a girl to do? Grab this book and set yourself up for an Afternoon Delight and find out.
sm0120 More than 1 year ago
4.5* I’m just going to say it...Afternoon Delight was a delight. Plain and simple. It’s an engaging and heartfelt story that will have you believing in second chances. Chelsea and Dean’s young relationship was one that burned hot and fast, but burned out just as quickly. For the past five years Chelsea’s done her best to move on and put Dean out of her mind. Dean, on the other hand, has used the last five years to become a better man, someone deserving of the love Chelsea used to give him. And he’s determined to do whatever it takes to win her back. I really felt for both C & D in this case, as they each suffered so much at the end of their marriage that it was hard to imagine them being able to come back from everything. But that Dean is nothing if not persistent and I just adored the way he was unwavering in his pursuit to make Chelsea his again. Afternoon Delight ranks right up there as one of my favorite’s from Piper Rayne. I do enjoy me a good second chance romance and Dean and Chelsea’s story was right up my alley. I love when characters reconnect and you can just tell they are meant to be together, even with past dramas and heartaches. I love the fight for redemption and the surrender to forgiveness.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** Oh how I love Piper Rayne! I swear each book just gets better and better. I've loved every book they have released, but in my opinion, this is one of their best. Not only is it a second chance love story, but it also shows that even when things may seem like they are black and white, they rarely are and things happen for a reason when the time is right. Chelsea Walsh has had her share of heartbreak in her twenty five years and while she wants love in her life, she's always been attracted to the bad boy type and that is how she got her heart broken. Married at eighteen, she had found the love of her life, but then everything spiraled out of control and it ended in divorce. Lately, she's been on a string of failed dates with more "respectable" men, but they just don't light her fire like bad boys, or maybe it's one particular bad boy - her ex-husband. When she goes to a meeting with a tax attorney for her job at RISE, the last person Chelsea expects to come face-to-face with is the aforementioned ex-husband, Dean Bennett. The last time she'd seen Dean was the morning she walked out on him. Dean makes it clear that he wants another chance with her and that he never stopped loving her. While it's clear that the chemistry between the two is still alive and well, Chelsea is skeptical as ever that Dean could have changed enough for her to even consider making him a part of her life again. Will Dean be able to convince Chelsea to trust him again and prove that he's bettered himself in the last five years? Or will everything that happened during their short-lived marriage overshadow any chance these two have of a future? There was so much to love about this book! The characters were so well developed and we learned so much about each of them as the story went along that it wasn't hard to understand where both were coming from. They both have baggage, some of which we don't know about at first, which made the story that much richer because you *knew* there were more proverbial shoes left to drop. These two characters were fighters and not in the literal sense, but they weren't going to back down from what they wanted. In typical Piper Rayne fashion, the book was witty, sexy, romantic and entertaining. Truly one of the best books I've read so far this year. This was truly a delight to read and you won't regret one-clicking!