Title: P.I.T.A. (L.A. Liaisons, #3)
Author: Brooke Blaine
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 30, 2017
SynopsisAs one of the most prestigious wedding coordinators in Los Angeles, Paige Iris Traynor-Ashcroft is known for being classy, elegant, and the orchestrator of many happily-ever-afters. But in the words of Paige herself: “What a crock of shiitake.” Known affectionately (or not) as P.I.T.A. to those closest to her, she’s never been one to buy into the whole monogamy thing for herself. Sure, her BFFs are getting picked off by Cupid one by one, but his arrows have nothing on her semiautomatic. Richard “Dick” Dawson does his best to live up to his name. A long-time frenemy and manwhore extraordinaire, he thrives on pushing limits, pushing up skirts—and pushing every single one of Paige’s buttons. He’s the itch she can’t scratch, and doesn’t want to. Or does she? What happens when blazing-hot rage turns to crazy, unexplainable lust? Surely not...love? Because that would just be a total P.I.T.A.
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How can I break this book down in simple terms? Ummm it's pretty easy.
READ THIS BOOK! Oh my goodness, I've been a fan of this series from day one, and this third installment has surpassed my expectations! You know how some authors decline when they have too many books in a series? NOT happening here! This book, PITA IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! This is the third book in the L.A. Liaison's series and It's sexy, hilarious, hot, dreamy, sexy, hilarious again! Who doesn't love THAT! I suggest reading Licked and Hooker first, but that's just because I love them, this can totally be read as a standalone, TOTALLY. Just do it!
Paige and Dawson find themselves in a sticky situation. And as much as Paige wants to dissolve this problem she finds that her father has other plans in the form of blackmail. A deal is made and Paige and Dawson get stuck with each other, which should be fun since they want to kill each other. Like seriously, I would hide the kitchen knives around them. This is a story of frenemies to lovers that is delectably witty and decisively smart and in my mind, a great recipe for the PERFECT romcom! Not to mention that Brooke Blaine's writing was absolutely fabulous! It has everything you want and need and every page is filled with goodness! Like seriously every page, there was no skimming!
Paige Iris Traynor-Ashcroft is a wedding planner who ironically doesn't believe in marriage- go figure. She is also one of the most stubborn, hard headed women EVER, and you definitely don't want to cross her path on a full moon because she will rip you to shreds if she's in a bad mood. She has zero filter and will leave you in pieces if you let her, and it was an absolute treat reading her character because I just wished I could be that badass and get away with it!
Richard (dirty-dick) Dawson, but we'll just call him Dawson- on the other hand is more slick with his moves, more calculated, more Rico Suavé, Whereas Paige has no filter, Dawson knows exactly when to shut up or when to shut Paige up! He obviously loves a good challenge, because that's exactly what he gets when it comes to Paige. And ohhhhh boy is she challenging!
Both Paige and Dawson grew up as children of privilege and next door neighbors, but Paige got the short end of the stick when it came to parents so that's how their friendship begins. Unfortunately, something has soured their friendship along the way, and that has contributed to their spitfire attitudes towards one another. Their banter is hilarious with dry humor and quick witted comebacks, and I could not stop laughing! I kept thinking of Paige as a ninja because she was just so fast and quick with her dragon fire!
Paige is so mean to Dawson, and he just sort of brushes it off and gives it right back. I loved the way he handled Paige, because I'm not sure any other man could and I totally loved this dynamic in their relationship! Normally when you read books, it's the guy that's the problem child and you're reading along waiting for HIM to turn around and finally submit to his feelings. Not this time, Paige's nickname isn't PITA just because of her initials. She truly is a pain in the ass, and her and Dawson are so damn funny with their crazy ass version of foreplay!
There's also a perfect healthy dose of side characters who I just ADORE. Paige's best friends Shayne, Ryleigh and Quinn whom you've met if you read the first two books. They are hilarious together, and the book wouldn't be the same without out them--umm hello friendship goals!
This book will be on my top reads this year, without a doubt. I honestly can't say enough about it. I know I emphasized how funny it was, but it was also achingly romantic and there was this one scene that had me reading it over and over again because it was just so perfect that I had tears running down my face while holding my chest. And I don't cry easily while reading a book, damn you Brooke Blaine! I cried happy tears, I cried because I was laughing so hard tears, I cried sex tears, SO MANY types of tears! Everybody needs to read this book, it is honestly the perfect escape from just about anything! Now I just need Quinn's book to make it all perfect with a bow on top! I honestly can't wait for that!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I seriously just finished this book with a huge smile on my face. While it was lighthearted and funny, there was an unexpected but much appreciated depth to the storyline. That sometimes love is right in front of us. Love doesn’t understand circumstance or timing. Love only knows where it belongs.
Paige Iris Traynor-Ashcroft (P.I.T.A.) is one of the most highly sought out wedding coordinators in all of Los Angeles. It’s too bad that she thinks marriage is a crock and something she will never partake in. Self-proclaimed ladies man, Richard “Dick” Dawson has known Paige since they were kids. They were quite close as where she lacked in family his parents were like her own. He knows he gets under her skin and he pushes harder anyway. They have that kind of hate hate relationship. Ha! No but really!
A night out results in their lives colliding in ways neither saw coming. And Paige is not ready to face the consequences. She is quite dismissive of Dawson, but he never lets up. She is never supposed to fall. This totally derails her plans! There is a push and pull until giving in is inevitable. But what happens when the one thing you’ve spent your life running away from is the one thing that you need the most? This author never recycles the typical storyline, and Paige and Dawson’s story continues this. She absolutely owns rom com as she puts her own spin on this genre with every book released in this series. There is an inherent vulnerability to these characters. They come across as genuine and their story is flawlessly executed in P.I.T.A. Surprisingly touching, yet laugh out loud funny this book was EVERYTHING!
Between the witty dialogue and clever storyline, this was easily a top read for me this year. Brooke Blaine is truly the queen of Rom Com! The author is a master at weaving a funny, sensual, yet passionate and endearing story that hooks you from the very beginning. I laughed. Loudly. I wiped away tears. Her talent of character development is simply unmatched. She writes with an intensity in that the sexual chemistry simply jumps off the pages! Engaging and sexy, I loved everything about this book!
P.I.T.A was simply one of the best romantic comedies I’ve read in such a long time. I am a huge fan of this entire series, but this story was impassioned as it was hilarious and I am still not over it. The author brilliantly balances heart and humor within a romantic comedy that is sure to make you a fan of hers for life.
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Licked (L.A. Liaisons, #1)
Hooker (L.A. Liaisons,#2)
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