Series: SEAL’s Undone Book #3 (novella)
Author: Zoe York
Blurb: Nothing is more awkward than waking up next to a woman whose name you can’t remember…
Navy SEAL Trick Novak knows he needs to find a better cure for his insomnia, but a warm body and a pretty smile worked just fine until he met Gaby Ellis—his latest conquest’s roommate. Now he’s not sleeping, and he’s definitely not getting laid, but that just means he’s got more time to plot ways to win over the beautiful and stubborn kindergarten teacher.
Except maybe falling for a woman who’d prefer she didn’t know yours.
Thoughts: I was originally drawn to this one because of the originality of the storyline….a guy that winds up having a one night stand – only wind up falling for her roommate? I mean, what a cruel twist of fate! Had to see where that one goes! Unfortunately, it doesn’t go quite the way I thought it would. First off, there is an immediate off-putting start, since Trick actually seen Gaby first – yet still elected to go off with her roommate for the night. From there, we wind up with Trick and Gaby actually meeting in the apartment as Trick is leaving from his hook-up with the roommate. After that, Trick determinedly pursues Gaby, and there are a lot of sweet and romantic moments – which I actually enjoyed (when you manage to forget their history). There is a lot of angst focused around the past history with Trick and the roommate, which was handled well – there was patience on the behalf of Trick, and sensitivity for Gabby’s feelings. The length of it though really didn’t help with the depth of the story or the characters, since it felt a little rushed at times or could have been explained better. Overall though, I wish he had just seen Gaby after he slept with the roommate…..the idea that of him seeing her beforehand and still making the choice to go off with the roommate kind of was a put off for in a lot of ways.