Just Like That by Nicola Rendell

Title: Just Like That 

Author: Nicola Rendell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 10, 2017


At an airport baggage claim, Penny Darling looks up from her knotted mess of ear buds to find the sexiest hunk of man she’s ever seen. He’s got a military haircut, a scar through his eyebrow, and he’s rocking a pastel pink dress shirt like only a real man can. But Penny is on a man-free diet so she leaves the airport without succumbing to his delicious double-entendres…or his dreamy dimples.

PI Russ Macklin can’t take his eyes off Penny. As she sashays out of the airport with hips swaying and curls bouncing, he suspects they may share more than just sweltering chemistry. That suitcase she’s rolling along behind her? It looks a lot like his.

Because it is.

When he tracks her down, he holds her bag hostage in exchange for a date. Their night begins with margaritas and ends in urgent care, and Russ proves that Cosmo’s theory about a very particular type of orgasm was oh-so-wrong.

In Penny, Russ finds a small-town sweetheart with a very naughty side. For the first time ever, he’s thinking about picket fences. Penny finds in Russ a loving, caring man who understands the power of massaging showerheads.

But Russ is only in Port Flamingo for a week. They agree it’ll be a fling and nothing more. Because really, they can’t fall ass-over-teakettle in love just like that…

Can they?
Dual POV. No cheating. 
Featuring a big drooly dog named Guppy.


Mary’s 3 Star Review

Who doesn’t need a light, and amusing romance to get them out of a funk sometimes? Nicola Rendell is known for her light hearted, and witty books. Some of my favorite books are ones that lift me up, and make me laugh. She continues on this path with her newest standalone. It was true to what the synopsis promised with no unexpected surprises. You get what you came for, and this book delivered a funny and humorous story.

This is my first book by this author, and what I discovered was that I loved how her characters were written. They went with the flow and were, honest to god, good people with few flaws. I loved their banter, and the sexy times weren’t half bad.

So this is one of those fling type books. Russ, a out of Towner meets the beautiful and electric Penny at the airport. They flirt a little and then think they never will see one another again. Russ is only in town on a job, and isn’t planning on staying. Their paths cross, and the rest is pretty much history. The attraction they felt at the airport continues. The only thing is Russ isn’t entirely honest with Penny, and figures since they aren’t planning on forever it won’t matter. You know how these things go, and he just falls truly, madly, completely in love with her. It’s a fast-paced love affair, and all the humour aside a beautiful story about finding the one when you least expect it. The timing couldn’t be worse, but fate doesn’t care about that.

If you like your book’s light, and sentimental, then you will want to read this one.

About the Author

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Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.



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