a moment of madness, sailor carlson has returned to boston after a long absence to make amends. she'd abandoned her father, married a drug addict, was a drug addict, and now that she's gotten her life together, she wants to reclaim her father's bar and somehow earn his forgiveness. or at least feel that she's earned his forgiveness, given that he passed away before she got her life back on track.
she meets ryan edwards one night and the heat between them just burns. she's never felt like this, never done anything like this before. neither has ryan. and the last thing he expects is to see his hot one night stand hanging out at his bar. but when she inadvertently lets slip that she's the estranged daughter of the man who saved him, he is less than pleased.
sailor has a tough road ahead of her, because ryan is going to make her work super hard to make those amends. the problem is that he finds it hard to stay away from her. so they keep sleeping together and he wants to trust her. wants to trust that what they have is something real, that she's not going to screw him over like she did her dad.
but he's got trust issues. and she is so naïve at times. but she is trying, she is better. and eventually ryan and sailor figure it all out. it's a pretty emotional story, about trust, about loss, about recovery. but in each other, ryan and sailor find something unexpected. love. happiness. good things for once.
**a moment of madness will publish on march 20, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.