I haven’t read a lot of Stacey Lynn but what I have read so far, I have really enjoyed. And Weekend Fling is another good read. I do want to say, despite the title, there are some heavier issues involved in this book.
Willow has moved back home to Portland after the ending of a five year relationship that left her feeling broken. Unfortunately, things are not much better at her childhood home. Her mother is dealing with the fallout of her husband having left her. And by “dealing” I will say she is not dealing at all. Willow has taken over the financial stress of her mom’s life after her mom lost her job because she has fallen into a depression. Willow is working multiple jobs to make sure she can hang on to her mom’s house and pay the bills. It is not easy though.
Trey Kollins (this is how it is spelled in my ARC, but the fina
l book may have his last name spelled as “Collins” as in the book synopsis) is a local billionaire. He visits the coffee shop where Willow works every morning and he has made it clear he would like to take her out on a date. He is persistent though it is never portrayed as aggressive and unwelcome. Willow just politely says “No” and Trey accepts. Even if he does ask again. This time he has a no offer. He’d like to take Willow to a weekend wedding in California. Willow is very tempted because she is working her butt off to make ends meet and frankly a weekend away sounds heavenly. She does agree and is ready to have fun though she makes it clear to Trey it can just be a fun weekend. But what if even she starts to yearn for more?
Like I said, this book is fun but it has its heavier moments too. Willow has a lot on her shoulders and it is not easy making sure her mom is getting up and at least pretending to live. Add in all the late bills and Willow is scraping by. She is a hard worker though and is doing her absolute best. She is also human though
and Stacey Lynn makes that clear as the story continues. Willow wants to throw in the towel sometimes. She is angry at her mom and her dad. She is angry at her ex. But she does her best to not let the anger get the best of her.
Trey is a fun-loving guy, much more free spirited than Willow can even contemplate right now. From her point of view, their differences are just too immense to even contemplate being anything more than a weekend fling. But Trey may be a billionaire now, he has not always been that way and he knows a lot about hard work. They have a more of a foundation to build on than Willow realizes.
The story is both steamy and sad. Willow has to deal with her mom and it is not easy. I felt Stacey Lynn did a good job delving tentatively into the topic of depression. She writes in the author acknowledgment’s she lost a friend to suicide so I felt like she definitely was sensitive about depression.
Fortunately, there is a happier ending all around. Not perfect but a good fit for Willow and Trey.
Weekend Fling is available now!
It’s just supposed to be a weekend fling. . . .
“Stacey Lynn always knows how to perfectly balance sexy and sweet.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne
Weekend Fling, an all-new contemporary romance from Stacey Lynn is available now!
Fresh out of a long-term relationship, Willow Parks is working two jobs and caring for her mother, whose husband left her with nothing but a pile of bills. That’s why Willow made a vow: no men until she figures out her own life.
But while she may not need a man, she could use a break. And a weekend away at a California beach to clear her head? That’s appealing. Even if the offer comes from Trey Collins, the irresistible tech-mogul millionaire who visits her coffee shop every morning like clockwork—and needs a date for his best friend’s wedding. With an adorable, occasional stutter, he refuses to take no for an answer.
Once the weekend begins, Trey is intent on proving how good they can be together. Willow’s even feeling tempted to break her vow—until reality rudely interrupts her well-deserved getaway. There’s no way she and Trey have a future, not with the colossal amount of baggage Willow has to offer.
But Trey is used to getting what he wants. He just has his work cut out for him convincing her that they want the same thing.
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“What’s your favorite color?” She tilts her head to the side and winks.
Damn, she’s cute.
She snorts. “Typical male color.”
Anything but. “You were wearing navy-blue Converse sneakers with frayed denim jeans the first time I stepped into Java Joe’s and saw you.”
Screw waiting for tomorrow. Operation seduce-the-sexy-barista begins now.
I’ve surprised her, based on the way her jaw unhinges and her pretty blue eyes fly open. It’s time she realizes how long I’ve really wanted to ask her out. I scoot forward on my chair as she stammers, those cheeks of hers burning bright, and I place my hand at her jaw. It’s the first time we’ve truly touched, other than some minor hand-holding, and I’m stunned by the softness of her skin where my hand brushes her chin, and she closes her mouth with a snap.
I’m not generally a lay-your-cards-on-the-table kind of guy, preferring to keep them close to my vest with those I don’t know well. In my line of work, secrecy is absolute. Anyone can steal an idea, and it’s easier to keep anything personal to the few people I trust. But it might be time to throw all those cards down, faceup, if I want a chance with this woman.
“I like you, Willow. I was attracted to you the first time I walked into Java Joe’s. I like that you ignore me, but you blush as you look away. I like that you stood up to me when I put my foot in my mouth, and I even like that you’re scared of small planes and the ocean—”
“I’m not afraid—”
“I also think you’re beautiful and sexy as hell, heavy baggage and stubbornness included. You need to know all that this weekend, because I plan on spending the next few days showing you exactly how much I mean it.”
My thumb trails over her lips as they part. Soft. So damn soft. My dick is currently anything but.
“You’re very forward.”
I lean closer, my hand at her jaw sliding to the back of her neck to pull her close. She comes easily, lips parting further, as I get so close to her. My lips are at her ear, that hit of her jaw, her cheeks . . . “I’m very turned on by you, Willow Parks, and I’m not a man who passes on an opportunity when it’s quite literally almost in my lap. I’m more of a seize-and-conquer kind of man, but you’ll learn that. I promise.”
Her body shivers and her puff of breath against my skin turns shallow. I’ve turned her on and I’m hard as a rock. Brushing my lips across her cheek, I kiss her, tease, taking the hint of the promise of her sweetness with me and swallowing it down before I lean back. “We should go to sleep. You have an early morning.”
About the Author
Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.
The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.
Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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