Now that her cousin has tied the knot, Iris Chin—structural engineer, party girl, and queen of kitchen disasters—is the last single grandchild. Her mother and grandmother are desperate to play matchmaker, though Iris doesn't understand why. They had miserable marriages, and she doesn't want to be like them. She enjoys her independence, thank you very much. One-night stands are more her style.
Unfortunately, she soon discovers that she's working on a project with her latest one-night stand, Alex Kwong, a construction supervisor. She's determined to stay professional on the construction site, but things get off to a bad start when Alex lets slip to a co-worker that they slept together.
To make matters worse, Iris is now living with her grandmother, who keeps stealthily setting her up on dates and sticking her nose where it doesn't belong, and her mother is just as bad. But more than anything, it's her unwanted feelings for Alex that are derailing her plans to have an exciting single life…
About the Author
Jackie Lau decided she wanted to be a writer when she was in grade two, sometime between writing “The Heart That Got Lost” and “The Land of Shapes”. She later studied engineering and worked as a geophysicist before turning to writing romance novels.
Jackie lives in Toronto with her husband, and despite living in Canada her whole life, she hates winter. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, hiking, eating too much gelato, and reading on the balcony when it’s raining.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alex and Iris make a terrific couple in this heartwarming romance! Iris is happy with her no-strings-attached lifestyle, not willing to risk repeating what she sees as the marital mistakes of her parents and grandparents. A one-night-stand with sexy Alex is just what she needs. But as much as he stirs so much more in her heart than anyone ever has, she still has to walk away for the sake of her independence. Alex locked his heart away in a secure box after his mother died, and he's not going to risk feeling anything ever again. So why does he feel like he's lost something important when Iris sneaks out in the morning? Then she finds out he's the site supervisor she has to work with. Sparks fly, feelings start tripping up their good intentions, and next thing she knows, he's having dinner with her and her grandma while she's insisting a thousand times over that he's just a friend. I absolutely loved the way Alex was willing to fight for what he knew they could have together. Once he decided what he wanted, his determination was sexier than ever. The coffee shop, the swing, the flowers, this guy really knows how to romance a girl! His scenes with his dad were almost heartbreaking, but necessary for his return to a life worth living. And his interactions with her grandmother were absolutely priceless. Iris endures far too many matchmaking attempts by her mom and grandma, but these attempts do provide much needed levity and shows her just how lucky she is to have a chance with Alex. The entire book was a joy to read start to finish, and I couldn't have loved it more. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.