Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
About the Book:
Bad boy Sam + Good girl Ivy + Stray puppy = Damaged hearts learning to love again
After her last relationship bombed, Ivy Stephens is doing her best to put her life back together. She's enjoying her job, her apartment-and the cute little puppy she's seen hanging around. When she goes looking for him, she finds the stray in the arms of a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man.
Sam Hamilton is lonelier than he's ever been after his best friend's engagement. To give himself a sense of purpose, he takes in a puppy that keeps showing up around the garage where he works. The puppy has another suitor though-one who happens to be blond and beautiful.
If you are looking for a book that features the typically tattooed bad boy then you'll be surprised when you read Zero to Sixty. This book isn't your average gritty book about hard core alpha males covered in ink and full of attitude. Oh, don't get me wrong, this book has all that but there is so much more to the men who inhabit the pages!
Book three is all about Sam - Foley's brother from another mother and current roommate. When Foley meets his other half, Sam is left feeling alone and unwanted. In an effort to feel better, Sam takes in a stray puppy. The stray puppy, however, has another human rescuer named Ivy.
Ivy and Sam are wonderful characters. Moody and broody, Sam has a hard time connecting with people, yet the instant he laid eyes on Ivy he was struck. I enjoyed their interactions - Sam coming off gruff and potentially scaring Ivy. Ivy trying to work through the chaos of the her previous relationship while trying to dig through Sam's tough exterior. Their's isn't an easy relationship at first and the author does a great job building it up. They are sweet together and Ivy and Sam are exactly what each other needed. The secondary characters add different aspects to the book that help support Ivy and Sam.
We learn a lot about Sam's past in this book. He had a pretty hard childhood that could have ended with horrific adulthood. His meeting of Foley and Foley's mom is probably what single-handedly saved Sam. He's not exactly all straightened up as an adult and harbors some serious emotional baggage. His pain and suffering at the hands of something beyond his control is heart-wrenching. The author wrote this book full of emotional content that the reader will feel, connect with, and understand.
Sam's story is amazing! The story is engaging from the beginning and kept me captivated. The plot was well thought out and organized. The story was perfectly paced; not too fast or too slow. I loved reading about the emotionally scarred bad boy who finds his match.
I was provided a copy of this book to read.