Title: P.I.T.A. (L.A. Liaisons, #3)
Author: Brooke Blaine
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 30, 2017
As one of the most prestigious wedding coordinators in Los Angeles, Paige Iris Traynor-Ashcroft is known for being classy, elegant, and the orchestrator of many happily-ever-afters.
But in the words of Paige herself: “What a crock of shiitake.”
Known affectionately (or not) as P.I.T.A. to those closest to her, she’s never been one to buy into the whole monogamy thing for herself. Sure, her BFFs are getting picked off by Cupid one by one, but his arrows have nothing on her semiautomatic.
Richard “Dick” Dawson does his best to live up to his name. A long-time frenemy and manwhore extraordinaire, he thrives on pushing limits, pushing up skirts—and pushing every single one of Paige’s buttons. He’s the itch she can’t scratch, and doesn’t want to. Or does she?
What happens when blazing-hot rage turns to crazy, unexplainable lust? Surely not...love? Because that would just be a total P.I.T.A.
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“How the hell was I going to tell the girls?”
Brooke Blaine knows how to write Rom Com, every single book in this series has had me in stitches, with tears of laughter as well as the warm and fluffies that a good romance generates and P.I.T.A is no different.
P.I.T.A. has many meanings, the most common being Pain in The Ass as our heroine is so loving referred to throughout this book, but P.I.T.A is also her initials…her parents must have had insight as to how Paige would turn out. However, Paige is a lovable heroine, she is forthright, has no filter whatsoever, is liable to alcohol induced black outs but underneath her take no prisoners attitude is a woman who is desperate to be loved…by anyone.
“I completely blame all of you for what happened. If you’d been there, you would’ve been the pussy guard and Dawson would’ve fucked off.”
Paige lives for her friends, to her they are her family. Her parents have never been “hands on,” no emotional commitment from them at all, their presence was never there, they were too busy wrapped up in their own lives to consider the repercussions of their actions. Why they had a child is a mystery to me, but the obvious disappointment in their only child being female was the straw that broke the camel’s back and it is because of this that Paige cherishes her friendships so much.
“…if you have nothing that ties you to your past, how do you know you even belong.”
Her first best friend was the boy next door, Richard Dawson. The Dawson’s had welcomed Paige into their family from the very beginning and her and Richard were as close as close could be, until hormones got involved, misunderstandings happen and then it is all blown to “shiitake” as Paige would say. Now, Paige and Richard or “Richard “Dick” Dawson” as Paige not so affectionately calls him, have this love/hate relationship and it is here that the fun and games begin.
Paige is the third woman in this series to be “picked” off, as we know, she is a wedding planner, which is hilarious in itself as this woman is a total commitment-phobe. Paige is so anti-marriage it is hilarious and to see this woman finally wake up and smell the coffee has hilarious results.
Frenemies my ass!! These two had so much sexual tension and chemistry it crackled off the page. There is a fine line between love and hate and there was a whole lot more loving than hating that I could see going on between these two, but that “hate” relationship gave way to some fantastic dialogue. The sarcastic barbs, the witty banter, the crazy situations that these two often found themselves in resulted in some side splitting moments. Nutella will never be the same again, I spread that shit on my kids toast FFS!
“…sometimes it’s those who protest the loudest who might be hiding a thing or two. Sometimes it’s vulnerability, sometimes it’s baggage, and sometimes it’s fear.”
Richard is a hero to die for, this is a man that has patiently bided his time, knew who he wanted and has had to stand back and let her “run free.” Richard knows he has a mountain to climb, but he has come well equipped with a heart of gold, the patience of a saint and a smirk that will melt even the most stubborn of panties.
“You think I’d waste so much time if I didn’t want to be here? If I didn’t think you felt the same? If I didn’t want to be here…if I didn’t want to be here…”
This is definitely my favourite of this series, it seems with every book, Brooke Blaine hones her craft and delivers. The laughs are there, the swoon is there, the heart stopping, panty melting moments are there, a little angst of course, but all these ingredients delivered a spectacular entrée, main course and of course…dessert. You will need tissues, for those tears of laughter, you may need to close yourself off to avoid weird looks as you snort to high heaven, but most of all, you will feel great after reading this, totally infectious and a great spirit lifter. I cannot wait for Quinn’s book.
About the Author:
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her 'quiet time.' Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas. Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts. If you'd like to get in touch with her, she's easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that's dominated her cell phone for ten years.
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Read the series!
Licked (L.A. Liaisons, #1)
Hooker (L.A. Liaisons,#2)