Head over Heels
Book 5, A Something New Novel
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Country and city, strapping and petite—these new neighbors have literally nothing in common. Are the fireworks crackling between them pure irritation—or something a whole lot hotter?
With her professional reputation in tatters—and her boss in jail—Sophie Kincaid has no choice but to move to small-town Revival, Illinois, until the dust settles, where her best friends have arranged a job and a house for her. For six months, she’s pretty sure she can handle anything—even her new landlord and neighbor, Ryder Moore. A magnetic 6’4” deputy sheriff, Ryder’s good looks and habit of flirting with intent to seduce are an infuriating distraction—and, to Sophie’s alarm, an undeniable temptation.
Ryder knows Sophie’s type—entitled city girl—and it’s not one of his favorites. Add in her snarky sass and her propensity for trouble and she’s not exactly his ideal tenant. But something about the curvy little blonde fires Ryder’s imagination, not to mention his desire. Soon enough their verbal sparring seems like a prelude to something much more physical—and far more pleasurable. Is love right around the corner—or just right next door?
Praise for Jennifer Dawson’s As Good as New
“Dawson captures the small romantic moments that make a relationship work.”
–Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Dawson doesn’t disappoint with the fourth sizzling addition to her A Something New series. . . . Readers will fly through Dawson’s latest sexy and fun novel.”
Jennifer Dawson takes us back to Revival, Illinois in this fantastic opposites attracts story that had me laughing and swooning at the same time. It's a great small town romance as city girl Sophie Kincaid finds herself inexplicably drawn to small town guy Ryder Moore. Yes, he's the bad boy type she's always found attractive but she's sworn off that type so why is he getting under her skin? She's only in Revival because her professional life imploded and she needs this job to get her footing. Ryder knows just the type of woman Sophie Kincaid is and he'll just have to deal with her for the short term lease she has on his house. Her beauty and snarky mouth will have no affect on him. At. All! Ok, maybe a little. What would a little fun with the city girl hurt??
A great read and one I highly recommend. Although part of a series this is easily read standalone.
Another amazing trip to Revival
Do you know the feeling you get at the beginning of a really awesome book? When you get sucked in after the first few pages and you just know it's going to check all your boxes? Witty banter. Off-the-charts chemistry. Swoony hero. Lots of heat. Self discovery and emotional growth. Amazing writing. This is a Jennifer Dawson novel, so I expected a great read, but Sophie and Ryder's story blew me away. Sophie temporarily moves to small-town Revival, needing to take a break from Chicago after a professional crisis. Ryder is the bad boy/good cop living next door. It's lust at first sight, but this city girl and country boy think each other is trouble and want to keep their distance. Their explosive chemistry and close proximity have them exploring a relationship while she's in town. But what will happen when the big city and a new job opportunity come knocking? I've loved every book in the Something New series, and Head Over Heels is fantastic. I hope we get to visit the small town of Revival again very soon!
Sophie believes she's living the life. She lives in the city where everything (shopping, takeout, & Starbucks) is at her disposal. She has a job she loves, but it all changes on a dime. FBI swarm her job, shutting it down. As VP, Sophie was found not guilty, but her image was tarnished nonetheless. In her spare time, Sophie also wrote a successful blog about new, trendy places in the city. It too suffers due to the investigation. So Sophie's friends convince her to move to Revival, temporarily.
Maddie arranges for Sophie to rent a house from Ryder, Revival's sheriff. On moving day, Sophie is greeted by her new next door neighbor and landlord, Ryder. Sophie assumes he's a "wild" man as he rides a Harley. Due to past experience, Sophie has dedicated her life to NOT making the wrong choices where men are concerned. She once "loved" a wild, dominating man who turned out to be VERY wrong for her. When he left her, it brought up all her abandonment issues she suffered as a child. So she thinks she needs a nice, stable guy--not Ryder.
Ryder was raised in a loving home with two parents and sisters. He moved to Revival to start over, become sheriff, and settle down. What he didn't expect, was to fall for someone like Sophie. She's a city girl, wild, sassy, and leaving in 6 months. She pushes every one of his buttons. When he's around Sophie, he can't help but agitate her. He finds it extremely easy to be himself with her, which disturbs him. Ryder vows to stay away from Sophie, but can he?
This was an AWESOME novel! It's fun, sassy, and witty. It makes your heart hurt for Sophie and Ryder. It's laugh out loud funny as well. It is in a series, but I didn't feel "lost" while reading it. I can't wait to go back and read Maddie and Penelope's stories. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.