Filmmaker Katie is stressed out making a music video for an all-female band. Too much drama and drug-taking from the musicians makes this particular job a bit of a nightmare, until she meets gorgeous bartender Zay. They hook-up for an amazing night together but don’t expect to become each others alibi when the lead singer of the band is found badly beaten and in a coma next morning. Pretending to friends and family that they are in a relationship wasn’t part of the plan either. But that is exactly what they do.
I enjoyed this story even though I haven’t read any of the previous novels in the ‘Toronto Connections’ series. The writing is fast paced, irreverent and humorous. I loved the Toronto setting and as a regular visitor to the amazing city I could really appreciate the descriptions. The attack on the lead singer was just the beginning of the mystery and I didn’t guess whodunnit. Cass Lennox managed to drop plenty of red herrings to keep me intrigued. The relationship between Katie and Zay was passionate but complicated due to each of them having issues with other people be they family or ex-partners. I liked Zay a lot. Although she had a tendency to take things the wrong way, she was caring, sexy and kind. An enjoyable read that has made me want to go back and read the first three in the series.
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing in return for an honest review.