Icing on the Cake (Close to Home, #2)

Icing on the Cake (Close to Home, #2)

by Karla Doyle

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Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.
But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992152741
Publisher: Karla Doyle
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Close to Home , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 296 KB

About the Author

I’m a small town girl with some big city experience, and happiest living somewhere in between. 

As a child, I tried endlessly to convince my parents that I needed a pet ostrich to ride to the beach. By age ten, I’d drawn up plans and a budget to build a bathroom in my bedroom closet. (It was a tiny closet!) While these campaigns, and numerous others, never came to fruition, my parents always encouraged my creativity and imagination. I studied fashion design in college and worked in that industry much of my life. I switched gears to follow the writing muse, and my first novel released in 2011.

These days, I live a charmed existence. I have two amazing kids, an incredible (and smokin’ hot) husband and the best friends in the world. When I’m not writing the sexy stories that swirl around in my head, you can find me lifting weights at the gym or cuddled up with a book, surrounded by a pack of pets.

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Icing on the Cake (Close to Home, #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ASinTex More than 1 year ago
Karla Doyle writes the most wonderfully damaged characters. They jump off the pages of her books and Icing on the Cake is no exception. Sara may be one tough customer on the outside but she's a disaster on the inside. Curtis wants a good roll with the hot brunette and that suits Sara just fine. And maybe that would have worked if they never saw each other again. But that's not what happened... Icing on the Cake had me laughing from the first page. Ms. Doyle's wit and snarky repartee is fantastic. By the end I was laughing and crying with equal measure. This book touch my heart with characters who needed a hug but are too proud to ask for one. Sara is that family member who is always in trouble, always makes the wrong choice, but you want to believe she'll turn out all right anyway. Curtis is the quintessential alpha male, all hard and no nonsense on the outside. Yet, he can't cut this hellcat loose and forget about her. Icing on the Cake, is a "I can't put this book down" kind of read. LOVED IT!
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Curtis Lawler had one job this weekend and that was to make sure everything went smoothly for his brother’s wedding.  As best man he planned to do whatever was necessary to ensure a beautiful, stress-free time for everyone and as a law enforcement officer he had the know how to do it! But no one had warned him about the bride’s sister, Sara.  Sara was considered the black sheep of her family and was a free spirit that often gave into her temper or impulsive behavior.  When his brother had asks him to make sure Sara behaved and was on time for the wedding activities, Curtis did the only thing he could, said he would.   Sara loves her family and makes herself a promise that she would behave and not mess up her sister’s wedding.  Could she help it if she was late for the rehearsal at the church?  She had stopped to help some and that had made her late and then to top that off there was Curtis.  This was the first time that they had met and sparks were already flying and neither could deny the jolt of awareness and attraction burning between them.  But as usual Sara was not up to someone babysitting her to keep her out of trouble, especially a ‘lawman’.    They make it through the wedding without doing damage to one another, but all bets are off after the reception.  The two find themselves having a one night stand but is it enough?  Sara returns to the city and the life that she is trying to live.  A life that is very difficult to endure because of mistakes she has made in the past.  Leaving college without finishing and being involved with the wrong people had job prospects down to nothing.  Ashamed of where she was forced to work, Sara had misled her family about her circumstances. Curtis loves his job as a law enforcement officer and he is good at his job.  He works really hard helping women and children in abusive situation.  When he returns to work in the city he cannot forget the time he spent with Sara and wants more than a one night stand.  When he finds her again he decides to see how far they can go with a relationship.   Is Sara willing to explain her past and let it go?  Can she be honest and open with Curtis?  Will he turn away from her when he finds out about her life?  You’ll need to read this book to find out what happens with Sara and her lawman Curtis!   Overall Rating:  4.75 Rockin’ Stars Hero –Curtis Lawler: 5 stars Heroine –Sara Chambers: 4.5 stars Steam: 5 stars  Plot: 4.5 stars  Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes! When you have a bad girl meet a lawman that truly is a bad boy, what do you get?  A hot, sexy love story that is not your normal fairy tale and an ending that will make you want to keep reading! Would I read other books by this author: Yes! This is the second book in Ms. Doyle’s series Close to Home.  After reading the first two books in the series, I cannot wait for number three to arrive! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***