Maid of Tarts Review of
by Erin Nicholas
This is one of those stories that you wait for with bated breath, devour as soon as it’s available and then cry and yell when you realize that you’ve just read the last book in a wonderful series. You ask yourself “what no more?” Nope the guys and gals you have come to love have all told you their stories, you ask “are you sure?” Let me check, just in case you may have missed one (extremely doubtful and highly improbable) but still you look and you realize this journey has indeed come to an end (sigh).
Ah Connor (swoon), I would say the best was saved for last but . . . well it was. This is a freaking fabulous, laugh out loud; fill your heart with love kind of story and it’s Connor! Sexy, hot, paramedic Connor. He keeps his relationships to one-night stands and he likes it that way. After living with and raising four sisters he likes his home “female free”. No underwear hanging everywhere, no face and hair stuff strewn all over the bathroom, just him and peace and quiet.
Connor’s coworker, Gabby, has always been just one of the guys. When her apartment complex goes up in flames in the middle of the night leaving her wearing only a tank top and shorts, Connor finally notices she’s a woman, a woman in need of a place to stay for the next two months.
Gabby is this strong, feisty, very capable woman who helps out her family whenever they need it. She’s blunt, talks dirty and isn’t afraid to make demands in the bedroom (dang I really liked this girl). Connor has what I call big brother syndrome (I have one, so I recognize the signs). He’s way overprotective and thinks he’s the only person that can solve problems for his sisters. Both are devoted to their families, both don’t let others too close because of those families, which let’s face it make them two of a kind.
The secondary characters in this story are just icing on an already delicious cake. Ms. Nicholas brings the guys and gals from the first four Dixon books plus the Bradford series peeps and then throws in the newcomers, Gabby’s relatives. Let’s just say their teasing, love and yes even advice add to an already incredible story.
This book had everything you could want and everything you’d expect from Erin Nicholas. Steamy sex, laugh out loud comedy, family and friends. I will miss these wonderful characters but look forward to whatever Erin writes next.
Here to serve, :p
The Maid of Tarts