The Girl He Wants (No Strings Attached #3)
by Kristi Rose
It’s tempting to ignore your heart . . .
Boutique owner Jayne Grandberry may be great at getting customers to treat themselves, but she’s even better at resisting her own desires. For her, love is like a sinfully rich dessert—a fleeting pleasure that will just make her crash in the long run. She has no time for such distractions, especially since she’s trying to open up a second shop in Atlanta. But she finds herself tempted like never before when her friends set her up with Stacy Cunningham.
A financial wizard, Stacy gives off a definite nerdy vibe, but he has skills that a businesswoman like Jayne can appreciate—and an indulgent one-night stand shows her a wildly different side of him. There’s nowhere for them to go from there, since Stacy, a single father, has complicated written all over him. But he’s not willing to settle for second best. And he’ll have to wait for Jayne to discover what he’s known all along: that when you open your heart to love, there will be room in your life for anything .
This is the third book in the No Strings Attached series but can also be read as stand-alone.
Jayne Grandberry doesn’t do relationships. She’s okay with being single and more focused in building her clothing empire. She’s a boutique owner and also a personal shopper and she’s loving it. But when her finances doesn’t seem to cooperate with her expansion plans, she finally asks for help, from none other than her across the street neighbor and Math genius, Stacy Cunningham.
Yes, he does have the name of a girl, but there’s nothing effeminate about him. While he doesn’t do relationships either, he’s as loyal and loving to his daughter as much as possible. Sweet little Cordie might just be the missing bond between Stacy and Jayne, except the latter doesn’t like kids at all.
I had a good time reading about this No Strings Attached novel. The story may seem quite predictable but there’s still that urgency to read and finish the whole book so you’d know how these lovelorn characters would end up, together or not.
I actually liked the friendship between the female characters, seemed like everyone had problems with their better halves, except for the newlyweds, Josie and Brinn. The girls, Paisley, Heather, Kenley, Josie and Pippa all have helped her out through hell and high waters. Would love to be included in their circle and do yoga with them some time.
With Stacy and Jayne, it’s good that they let their relationship grow first from being friends, not rushed nor forced. Cordie was there to light up the mood and for that I loved her more.