Before Daylight

Before Daylight

by Andie J. Christopher

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Overview

Before Daylight by Andie J. Christopher

Perfect Strangers

Ballerina Laura Delgado is just one solo away from a dream job with the New York City Ballet. Then a drunken pas de deux at her cousin's wedding results in the one thing she never wanted-a husband. TV producer Charlie Laughlin may be deliciously kissable, but she needs him offstage now, and out of her life.

Perfect Disaster

Charlie's ready for marriage and kids, and on the lookout for just the right woman. Laura doesn't fit the bill at all-but Charlie can't stop thinking about the sultry way they moved together. And he can't help but wonder if he can change the gorgeous dancer's mind about leaving Miami with heated kisses that promise as much as they demand . . .

Perfect Partners

Annulling their sham marriage is all Laura wants-until she gets to New York and realizes that leaving Charlie behind is easier said than done. Can a relationship that began as a hot mistake become the kind of love that will last forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516106981
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Before Daylight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
HeatherLyba More than 1 year ago
This’s my first book by Andie J. Christopher and I wasn’t too impressed. While the writing was good I just didn’t care for Laura, the female lead. And I couldn’t imagine what Charlie, the male lead, saw in her. The set-up didn’t make sense, either. They are supposed to have met, gotten drunk and gotten married, all in one evening. Neither of them remembers much of the night, and yet when Laura approaches Charlie about it she is on the defensive and blames him. He, meanwhile, having only known her for a night, decides that he’s attracted to her and doesn’t want to end the marriage. Huh? The rest of the book is pretty much Charlie trying to woo Laura, while Laura goes back and forth between wanting to make the marriage work and wanting to cut all ties. It was enough to give me whiplash. Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
belllla More than 1 year ago
It was very interesting drunk get married love story. Ballerina Laura and TV producer Charlie met at the wedding get drunk and also married. And, of course, they completely forget that until is time for taxes. So they are both shocked and they both agree in annulment but Charlie cannot forget the passion and how good she felt under him so he insists on a date with her because he really wants to consume his marriage and wife. Circumstances lead them to stay married a while and they really start to live together until it's all too much for Laura. They are both well-developed characters. Charlie is loving loving loving his dirty mouth and he is ready to fight for Laura. She is a very interesting character. The past had her shape in a strong but also a person who is afraid to let anyone in that until Charlie. She surprised me in the end and it was a positive surprise and I liked her even more. I liked that story is unpredictable and you did not know what to expect. And the passion between Laura and Charlie hot hot hot. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
trosado More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Before Daylight is an "accidentally married" romance between a man with a less-than-stellar reputation from his younger years and a prim ballerina. Having spent the last years improving his reputation, an accidental marriage and subsequent divorce is not what Charlie needs. If Laura has her way, the marriage will be annulled yesterday. Between interfering family and a growing attraction, the annulment quickly becomes a thing of the past. This author immediately pulled me in and had me believing the details of this familiar romance trope. That, and I quickly developed a desire to see these two get their HEA. Even with Laura's initial prickly behavior, I was sold on Charlie's connection to her. He, as well as the reader, are able to see past the mask. Simply put, this was a sweetly romantic, sexy, and humorous love story that kept me invested and wanting more. (This is my voluntary and unbiased review of an advanced copy of Before Daylight via Netgalley.)
JSorret2 More than 1 year ago
Laura, Darlin’ it’s probably not a good idea to get hitched when you’re drunk. Of course, given your attitudes about marriage… Hard lessons you learned growing up… You’d have to be drunk to say “I do.” Never mind. So… What to do? An annulment seems the solution, if you could just get Charlie to go along with it. Easy, peasy. Oops! Maybe not! You see, Charlie has other ideas. It doesn’t help that he’s so… Stubborn. Impossible. Unworthy… Funny… Warm… Sexy mouth… No, no, no! This book is a wildly sweet emotional ride. Charlie and Laura’s journey to each other was difficult and complex. I enjoyed the supporting characters in this book as well. Bottom line: A good read. I would like to read more from this author. 4 stars.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
i had thought the one night on south beach series was over once all the hernandez siblings got their happy endings. but there's a cousin and plenty of meddling from tia lola to entertain us in before daylight, a welcome return to the south beach world. when laura delgado learns that she'd secretly married charlie laughlin she's horrified. not only is he a known misogynist and playboy, getting married interferes with her life plans. she's reaching the pinnacle of her dance career. she's still hungry for more. dancing with the new york city ballet is her dream. but word getting out that she's married could nip that all in the bud. when she confronts charlie and learns that he has no idea what she's talking about she's not really mollified. and the thing about charlie is that he wants to get married. he actually wouldn't mind exploring marriage with laura. laura is full of sharp edges and flip-flopping behavior. she thinks she needs to cut out all the love in her life outside of ballet. she doesn't give charlie or anyone else enough credit to know that they'd be happy to love her in spite of it. and charlie is kind of a dreamboat throughout. like there wasn't one thing he did that i thought, oh dude, huge mistake. i'm half in love with him, so it's no surprise to anyone that laura is too. **before daylight will publish on april 17, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington books (lyrical press) in exchange for my honest review.
Kindle_Loving_Mom More than 1 year ago
This book made me feel so many things. Swoony. Angry. Hurt. Weepy. Aggravated. Heartbroken. Hot. Happy. Though I didn't love or agree with everything the characters did, this book made me FEEL. And that's worth a lot. Laura Delgado is a prima ballerina in Miami. She's been fully focused on her dance career since she was about 8 years old. It's the only thing she's ever really wanted for herself, and she's kept her life regimented and planned in order to obtain her goals. Her family is a hot mess. She's not close to her 2 older brothers. Her dad is a horrible jerk. Her mom is a pill head. Her grandfather defected from Cuba many years before when her mom was young. But her grandmother refused to leave. Now her abuela, Lola, is in Miami as well, and no one is quite sure how to handle her. Laura's cousin Carla got married in Bali a few months before, and she met a guy there. She let herself drink entirely too much and get carried away with him. And apparently, she ended up married. She doesn't remember anything about it, but she knows she needs it annulled. And fast. Charlie Laughlin is a TV producer, and the son of a Chicago newspaper magnate. He isn't close to his family. His dad is a nightmare, and his 5 brothers all work for their dad in some capacity. Charlie wanted more from his life. He wanted to strike out on his own, and he has. He moved to Miami a few years before after his failed marriage, which was yet another black mark against him with his family. His best friend since college got married in Bali, and he went to the wedding and met an amazing woman. They had too many drinks and apparently he married her. Though he's shocked to find out he got married, he really doesn't want another failed marriage on his record, and he decides to convince her to give their marriage a real chance. Charlie and Laura had amazing chemistry from the start, but Laura was so prickly, and really fought him on every inch he managed to gain with her. She had this idea of how her life was going to be, and she clung to that idea so hard. To the detriment of everything else. I get that her life growing up was extremely difficult, and she learned to only rely on herself, but at some point you have to grow up and get it together. She was so brittle, and often was just outright mean to Charlie and it broke my heart every time. He really was willing to do anything to make her happy, and it was so painful when he realized that might not be good enough. I don't want to be one of those readers who loves everything about the hero, but judges the heroine for being "difficult", but it was really hard not feel that way here. Laura was quite unlikable for the first part of the story. And even later, once I understood her better, she still managed to make me want to smack her around. I hated how much she was hurting Charlie, and ultimately herself too, in her quest for self-preservation and the protection of the life she had convinced herself she needed. It hurt to watch her convince herself over and over that she was doing the right thing. The side characters here were entertaining, especially Laura's abuela, Lola. And the next book has been set up with Laura's older brother Max as the hero. This was a good story, but I had such a hard time connecting with Laura. That's clearly my own issue, and as I said before, this book made me feel so much, that it was still overall a win for me.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
In a world filled with ballets and call sheets, they weren't looking for romance. Until love found them. Remember that saying about the right person coming into your life at the wrong time? Christopher takes that scenario and runs with it. Before Daylight is the tale of workaholics who meet at a wedding and unknowingly find their forever. The road to happily ever after is full of prideful regret and frustrating choices, but serendipity wins out in the end. Ms. Christopher gets the soul of a romantics. It's not about bleeding hearts or exaggerated happy endings. Love is about finding the ending that's right for you.