Anyone But Cade (Anyone But…#2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anyone But Cade (Anyone But… #2)

Anyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun and easy read with great characters

Cade is one of those people that are always fun to be around! He is someone that can turn the most innocuous sentences into a joke or sexual innuendo, and he does it in such a deadpan way that you don’t know he’s kidding until you process what he said, and it will turn out to be something hilarious.

Cade dated Iris in high school until his irresponsibility and thoughtlessness got to be too much for her. He unintentionally did something stupid that she paid the price for and she cut him out of her life after that. Iris and her two friends (that had similar experiences with Cade’# two brothers), then made a pact never to date a King brother again. It was fairly easy to keep the pact since all three brothers moved away. After high school.

Though Cade and his brothers Rich and Nick, founded a highly successful business and retuned seven years later as billionaires and were building their new company headquarters in town. Iris’s friend Kira has since then, already broken her part of the pact and is now married to Rich.

Iris had changed a lot in the seven years the King brothers were away. She has become a respectable police officer, but Cade has had no reason to really grow up much. She resents him still for what happened in high school and the fact that he hasn’t changed much is good reason to stay away.

Though Cade really has had no reason to mature and be responsible. He is a hard working adult at work, of course. But in his home life he is rich enough to have maids that clean up after him, cooks to prepare dinner for him and he doesn’t have to take care of anyone, even himself. Iris only sees the fact that he doesn’t have to do things like learn to cook, do laundry and clean up after himself.

Things change though when he gets a call from an ex-girlfriend and he is forced to grow up and change. He asks Iris for help and they grow closer. The romance is a bit of a slow burn and when they finally do get together it is hot. However, there is not enough intimacy for this book to be rated more than 3 out of 5 flames in the heat department 🔥🔥🔥.

The relationships between all the characters are great though. The supporting characters are humorous and real and they add to the story, the descriptions of how certain characters act in different situations is heartwarming and fun. I thought the book was very good. Though it wasn’t quite as funny as some of Penelope Blooms other books. Even so, it was witty and I plan to read the next book in the series, Nick and Melanie’s story.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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