**the authors provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review
I loved this story! It was exactly what I needed for a fun weekend read (that started on Thursday because I couldn’t resist). It was fun, funny, sexy, and a great read.
Summary from Goodreads
Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen a cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.
His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.
Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming.
What I liked
The book is written by 13 (!!) authors and it flows seamlessly. I don’t know how they managed to pass the story thread from one to the next and not lose the details or plot but it is brilliantly done.
The story line was great. It’s funny and sweet and sexy. So, so sexy. I just need to take a moment to appreciate how delightful the mysterious Hudson is. Tattooed taxi thief, bike messenger, master of break and enter. Yet you know there’s got to be more to his story. And Verity. Working as a secretary for the sleaziest of bosses. For a book that could be classified as New Adult, I was impressed that I really liked Verity. Too often I find that early twenties character to come off as a bit of a vapid party girl, and while there was definitely drinking, Verity had much more substance to her character.
Verity and Hudson both have some trust issues and what could be a lighthearted story took the time to address them. There are also lots of great laugh out loud moments throughout the book. Hudson can be especially cheeky 😉
We’re also left wondering for a large part of the book “what’s in the box”…no seriously, what’s in the box? And the eventual reveal is not a disappointment!!
And the tweets….oh the tweets. Embarrassing, hilarious, sometimes sweet and all of them are #awesome
What I didn’t like
For the most part it was great! I found the twist at the ending to be a little too pat. Not that it couldn’t happen, life is full of strange coincidences, but it felt like just tying up one of the remaining story lines. Since it wasn’t a major one, it really didn’t have that much of an impact on the overall story.
If you’re looking for a fun, funny, sexy (make no mistake, this book is definitely rated M for mature) read or to bust a reading slump, Felony Ever After is the perfect choice.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars