All I Want for Halloween by Marie Harte
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: September 26th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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TONIGHT, SHE PLANS TO LET GO.
Dressed up and anonymous, Sadie Liberato feels powerful, sexy and free. Where better to lose herself than a masked party?
Gear Blackstone's cheating ex and scheming best friend have managed to spin his life into a serious downward spiral. At least with a mask on he can cut loose for one night. And cut loose he does-with the sexiest, snarkiest chick he's ever met.
After a scorching-hot encounter, Sadie and Gear are desperate to find each other in real life. But can the heat last when the masks come off?
Gear Blackstone started his own motorcycle business with his best friend. It turned into a reality TV show and all was well until his fiancé and best friend slept together then trashed Gear on national TV. They cut him off the show and out of the business he’s worked so hard for. It’s been two months and Gear is a bit lost as to what he wants to do now.
Sadie is co-owner of Sofa’s Baker with her brother and sister. She loves her work but other than that she really has no life. She’s once caught Gear’s reality show briefly and wasn’t impressed with it or him.
Sadie’s at a Halloween party when she meets a guy dressed as a devil. They hit it off and end up having sex behind some plants. Bold or stupid? I can’t decide. Anyway, Gear figures out who Sadie is and heads to her bakery to see if he can get her on a date. Sadie loved her recklessness at the party but she’s not interested in a relationship and is a bit put out when she finds out it was Gear she had sex with. Despite her misgivings about Gear she ends up having sex regularly with the man. She finds herself getting closer to him and she’s not sure she’s ok with that. She’s been hurt in the past and isn’t interested in getting hurt again.
This was a really cute book. I loved Sadie and Gear because they were so upfront about things. When Gear was irritating her she told him so. When she wanted to have sex, she told him so. No beating around the bush with either of them. Some would say it was crass and too blunt but I found it refreshing. Yes, Sadie hid her feelings for Gear for short time but everything was soon out in the open.
As I said, Sadie was a straight-shooter – well, Gear was as well. He’d been so hurt by his best friend and fiancé – although he knew he didn’t love the fiancé so he wasn’t too torn up about it. It was mostly his best friend. Not only did they screw him over but then they liked about it to make it look like Gear was the bad guy and had cheated on his fiancé first. I wanted to grab them both through the book and slap them silly. It was just so hurtful. Gear managed to get through this all with Sadie’s help an I was happy when he finally went after what he wanted professionally and gave his old friends the finger.
Overall a fun book that I really enjoyed. If you want a sweet romance this isn’t the book for you. IF you like gritty characters that are upfront and plain talking then pick this one up.
Rating: 4 out of 5