Happy Hour (Charity Case Book 3)

Happy Hour (Charity Case Book 3)

by Piper Rayne

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Happy Hour (Charity Case Book 3) by Piper Rayne

The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure

Dating is hard.
Dating in your thirties is even harder.
Dating in Chicago is harder still.

I haven't given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I'm wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be.

Truth is, there is one guy I can't get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I've dreamed of running my hands through and I'm pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I've always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs.

The problem? He's the one man I hate more than my ex-husband...

His divorce attorney.

A sexy enemies-to-lovers romcom STANDALONE in the Charity Case Series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159043788
Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.
Publication date: 07/12/2018
Series: Charity Case , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 27,093
File size: 732 KB

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Happy Hour (Charity Case Book 3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
avidezliteraria 5 months ago
To say that Hannah hates Roarke would be a euphemism. After defending her ex-husband in the divorce process and getting a huge financial settlement for his client at the expense of Hannah's estate, the lawyer became her disaffected and enemy number one. A pity that despite her common sense hate him, a part of her can not help but find him attractive. And with such hatred among them, every time an encounter occurs between them, they are filled with sarcasm and disagreements. At the end of the second book, Hannah and the girls need a location for an event, and with all the possibilities occupied, Roarke appears determined to help, but he wants something in return: Hannah. Happy Hour begins exactly from that point with an unbelieving Hannah and Roarke showing that he is not a great lawyer by accident. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to find a place, Hannah has no choice but to make a deal with the person she despises the most. And she will be surprised to find out how she will repay the favor. Roarke wants Hannah to forgive him at all costs, and in exchange for his help she must agree with five favors. With that, he hopes she will stop to see the lawyer in which she has channeled all her anger over the divorce, and sees the man behind the professional facade. If in the other’s books Roarke intrigued me, here he won me. His way of trying to win Hannah was ingenious and brilliant. He wanted her from the moment he saw her and not being able to be close to her, he decides to bring her into his private world, so she could know the true face he does not show to anyone. He was kind, protective, careful, vulnerable, charming, and seductive. Several layers in a man considered complex but deep down is only trying to protect himself. Roarke was charming in every way. Hannah also showed much more than simply the woman who does not believe in relationships. Her relationship with her parents has a very big impact on the person she has become. The criticism of her mother and her father projecting in her the son he always wanted made her never allow herself to feel anything, the outside world can not know how she feels or what she truly thinks, a smile on her face and good resourcefulness are expected of a lady of society. Her ex-husband was also not a good example of love and faithfulness. It was totally understandable that with everything she went through, she had confidence issues, and the fact that Roarke, who apparently she hated, arouse such intense feelings, left her aimlessly. The relationship of the two is built slowly, as Roarke shows her a new side of him, she sees him with new eyes until falling in love with him. In the end, the totally improbable and wrong man was right for her. The guy with a cold and calculating reputation is only a good professional who complies with the law. In real life he is a good person, who has family problems, who comes from a poor city and now that he has achieved a good position tries to help others and that very young had his heart broken. Roarke is first and foremost human. And with that, he shows Hannah that as frightening as it is, allowing herself to feel even if its hurt sometimes is better than being in the dark. Loved the two, loved the book, was a beautiful end to a spectacular series.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Love this book! The best book of the series. Love the characters have depth.
DavaDora 8 months ago
I just love smart and funny romances that remind me of a Golden Era Hollywood movie and Happy Hour is a perfect example! It could’ve easily been a golden oldie that starred Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, with incredibly witty dialogue, and told in a fast paced and hilariously funny story line. It’s not all laughs though, there’s some drama to make us feel a little emotional and keep us on our toes. This gem is a Standalone, told in alternating POV, and it’s the third book in the Charity Case series, it’s the perfect summer read! Hannah Crowley divorced her cheating husband a year ago and despite their prenup he was able to keep half of what Hannah’s grandfather left her in his will. All thanks to the divorce attorney he hired; one of the best money could buy and someone she should’ve hired, as Hannah’s father told her more than once. She’s still a very wealthy woman and runs a charitable organization that helps women that relies on galas to raise funds. When the venue for the upcoming event cancels on her on short notice she forced to find a suitable location to host her event as soon as possible. Hannah and her staff have exhausted every option, without success, and she’s at her wits end. Roarke Baldwin is a very successful and in demand divorce attorney. He was attracted to Hannah when he represented her husband in their divorce and knows that she doesn’t think highly of him, especially after she lost so much in the settlement. He did his job; he’s told her repeatedly, something he was paid to do. When Roarke finds out she’s in a bind he offers to help her out, on a condition. Or rather he’ll do it in exchange of five favors, all so Hannah can get to know the real Roarke, as he so eloquently pleads his case to her. “He thinks that by the end of this period, court will see his side of this case.” “What could that possible be?” “That Roarke Baldwin really is a good guy.” As Hannah agrees to Roarke’s conditions, and starts to get to know him, we’re in for a huge surprise when he slowly reveals his true self. As he tells her: “I’m not only the callous, unfeeling man you see me as when I’m working in the city. I’m the boy who got his heartbroken at a young age that defined his jagged line of thinking when it comes to trust.” I love this thoughtful, self-made and amazing man! He’s much deeper than what he projects and Hannah is drawn in; hook, line and sinker. And this epilogue had me happy sighing at the end!
CrystalsBookWorld 8 months ago
* MUST READ ALERT * GAH!!!! The Charity Case series are over and I have to say my friends, Happy Hour slayed it with the ending. I loved all three books. I love how Piper Rayne adds the "extra" at the end to start the introduction for their next upcoming series. With that said, I will forever by a fan of Piper & Rayne!!! #unicornpower Happy Hour as you know is Hannah's story. I love that it can be read as a stand alone, but believe me when I say it would be great to read the other two books first. You will understand the three strong and amazing women better. Now let's talk about Roarke. I was not on his side from day one *previous books*. I was #TeamHannah all the way. In Happy Hour, wow did this guy pull out the works to win Hannah's heart. I mean from the first moment he told Hannah he wanted her, my walls crumbled and I happily went to #TeamRoarke. Now there is a lot of drama and a whole lot of chemistry with these two. Hannah does her thing because of her past and pretty much wrecks the future she can have. I have faith in Roarke and could only hope for the best. I had a lot of laughs and a lot of "Uh Oh" moments with this series. Piper Rayne works perfectly together adding there uniqueness to their books. I am so excited to see what new characters they will bring us next for me to fall for!!!
sm0120 8 months ago
4.5* Hannah and Roarke share quite a contentious relationship, stemming from the fact he represented her ex-husband in their divorce proceedings, which left her with some not so very nice feelings towards him. And who can blame a girl? But lord, Roarke was not going to be deterred when it came to his pursuit of her! Happy Hour is a fun, sexy, enemies-to-lovers story about two very strong, determined, and independent people who think they know exactly what they want out of life, until they take the time to really get to know each other. I really liked Roarke's character- he's not quite what you'd expect and I enjoyed getting to know all facets of him. Hannah, she's a tough nut to crack. She had some walls up when it came to not just Roarke, but relationships in general, because of what happened with her ex. Roarke had his work cut out for him when it came to changing her mind about him, and I loved how he went about it. The way Hannah and Roarke challenged each other led to some undeniable chemistry that sizzled and sparked every time they were in a room together, it was just waiting to combust. And when it finally did, boy was it worth the wait! This was a really charming story, just like the previous 2 two books in the series. I liked the peek we got at the next series to come, those books should be lots of fun! And I just love how they find a way to weave characters from earlier books into the current ones, it's so fun to see favorites pop up!
CeeCeeHouston 8 months ago
Piper and Rayne always seem to keep the best for last with these three book series. Even Hannah said it of herself and Roarke, lol. But, it’s true. Victoria and Reed were a fantastic start in Manic Monday, then Chelsea and Dean took up the torch and carried it proudly into an Afternoon Delight, leaving Roarke and Hannah with Happy Hour. Roarke didn’t start out in the best of lights in Hannah’s eye, what with him being her ex’s lawyer and all, but once he decided that he’d given her enough time to get over her anger at him, he made his move. The intensity that Roarke brought to the table was felt even through my kindle. This man is hot with a capital H. Volcanic in fact, and Hannah matches him with her own fire. Their banter lit up a room and the sexual tension just bubbled under the surface. When Roarke comes up with a devilish plan for them to get to know one another better, Hannah wants to say no, but with the Gala hanging in the balance she has to give him a chance. That’s all Roarke needed, one chance and boy did he make good on it. Hannah got to see the real man behind his tough, no nonsense mask and it brought her walls down. The push and pull between them kept the story moving forward, Hannah is quite the match for this sexy, cocky man. She’s her own woman and knows she doesn’t need a man, but she can want to have one. She still needs her friends though and seeing all three together is like watching family get together. I do wish that Piper and Rayne would write these books in dual POV, it would be so great to get to see what Roarke was thinking. But, still, this was a fabulous read and I can’t wait for the Bianco brothers’ stories that are coming next.
Loupy 8 months ago
Great ending to the Charity Case Trio, but then with Piper Rayne I have learn to expect nothing less. This series has been one of my favorites. The authors gave us 3 strong female characters and built three wonderful storylines about their 2nd chances at happiness. While these ladies became great friends, they formed that friendship while working for a charity foundation that helps women and their 2nd chances at love were all certainly very different indeed. Happy Hour turned out to be one of my favorites. It’s Hannah’s story and I just knew I was going to be in for a wild ride. May I say the authors did not disappoint me. Hannah may be rich enough to have pretty much anything she wants and she may be a bit jaded after her ex-husband cheated on her causing their divorce, but she is also funny, vulnerable and one stubborn cookie, especially with people she thinks have wronged her such as Roarke Baldwin, her ex’s attorney. But Roarke has a thing for Hannah, and sets out to win her over and prove he’s not a bad guy. But can he (she’s pretty darn stubborn at times)? See what happens when Roarke has Hannah over a barrel and it’s either do him 5 favors (none of which can be sexual in nature) or her charity ball goes down the drain! Like I said, a wild ride for sure. This is a laugh a minute type of book. These ladies are a riot and Hannah is bound and determined not to get close to Roarke no matter how sexy he is (especially in his boxers). The banter is hilarious, and even the serious times have an added spark that will keep you glued to the pages. I hated to see this series come to and end (however the horizon sounds promising - hint hint). I give this book and series a resounding 2 Thumbs Up and 5 stars.
MelissaB 8 months ago
As the saying goes "saved the best for last", that was this book for me! I LOVED all three books but there was something about this one that just resonated with me, whether it was the older characters or their history I just couldn't put this book down until I inhaled every last page of their story. Hannah and Roarke were fun, sexy, swoon-worthy and so freaking HOT!!! I don't want to give too much away because you NEED to read this book! This is definitely Piper Rayne's best book to date and that's saying something....CASE CLOSED!!
heater_28 8 months ago
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review** This third book in the Charity Case series and it was definitely worth the wait! We've all been wondering about the "Silver Fox" throughout the first two books and let me just say that Roarke was worth all the suspense! Roarke Baldwin is one of the most sought after divorce attorneys in the city. He's tough, known to be ruthless and always does his best by his clients. The one thing he has going against him at the moment is the fact that he represented the ex-husband of the woman who he would do anything to attract her interest. Hannah Crowley is just trying to do her job. She's throwing a gala and she needs a venue. The person who offers to come to her rescue is Roarke, the man that always seems to have his eyes on her when she and her friends frequent their favorite private club. Hannah is smart, sexy and extremely gun-shy when it comes to men after her ex cheated on her and made her trust in men tank completely. The sad thing is, she's definitely attracted to Roarke, but she wants nothing to do with him! When Roarke offers to help her with her venue issue, he in turn asks for five favors. Of course Hannah jumps to the wrong conclusions and she's stunned by the things he's asking her to do. As these two spend more time together, will her opinion of the legal eagle change? This book was fast-paced, sexy, sassy and one that you just didn't want to put down. I would highly recommend picking up this latest gem from Piper Rayne!
RMJC 8 months ago
Piper Rayne books are a must read for me. Happy Hour is the perfect conclusion to the Charity Case series. Loved the banter and sexual tension between Ms. Crowley and Mr. Baldwin. Can’t wait for the next series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.