My name is Claire Knox.
People say I’m the female version of a player: a boyslayer, if you’re fluent in urban dictionary speak.
I hate long term relationships. I’ll never commit to sticking around long enough to get attached to the notion of love, marriage, or the proverbial two point five kids.
No sirree Not this girl.
There’s no way I’ll let myself get hurt by losing someone I love ever again.
Been there, felt that.
Consider me damaged goods if you will, but I’m happy.
Or so I thought, until my path crossed his again…
Wife, mother, proud Canadian. Shoe addict, red wine connoisseur, lover of laughter and the friendships that cause it. I’m a sucker for those epic romances that steal my breath and leave me always wanting more.
I think I’ve stated before that Gillian Jones is the queen of slow burn, and she is! The tension she creates makes you want to scream and fan yourself at the same time. And when her characters finally get together you want to jump around yelling “YES!” She manages to give you a book that makes you anticipate the hero and heroine getting together more than the characters are ready for, and also want to cry because her characters have gone through some serious pain and you just want to hug them so bad.
Do you know what I was not expecting when reading One Last Shot? I wasn’t expecting Matty and Claire to burn up the pages in CHAPTER. TWO. Yes, you read that right. I mean yeah, this is a second chance romance. Claire and Matty were together in college (around the time Kat and Ryker got together). But some stuff went down in My Mind’s Eye (trying not to give spoilers!) she runs away from Matty and all the possibilities of what they could be if she wasn’t so freaking stubborn… and scared.
And Matty, GOD I love Matty! He knows exactly what’s going on in Claire’s head, and is determined to make her see that they belong together. And I thought funny Matty was hot, but pissed off Matty is even hotter! The push and pull between Claire and Matty made me alternately want to pull my hair out of my head, then shake Claire, but then hug both of them. You want to talk about a perfect Book Boyfriend? Matty is it. Hands down.
Now back to the fact that this wasn’t a slow burn. In fact, these two fall into bed, sorta, with each other faster than you can blink. Now, after I read My Mind’s Eye and On the Rocks, I was convinced Gillian Jones needs Jesus. I mean, Ryker and Levi are like the king of dirty talk. BUT HOLY HELL, One Last Shot made me want to go to church. And drag her with me. Claire may be able to lie to herself about her feelings for most of this book, but she can’t deny the chemistry. Or the fact that Matty is the SWEETEST PERSON EVER.
In case you missed it- I love Matty. Like, a lot. I’d love to have Ryker, Levi and Matty all to myself. Yup, that sounds nice. (Gillian is corrupting my sweet, innocent brain!)
One of my favorite things about this whole series, besides the hot guys, is that there’s a lesson to be learned in all three books. Each couple goes through their own self discovery, they learn about themselves as individuals, and they end up wanting to be better people. Not just for the loved ones they have surrounding them, but also for themselves. Basically, this whole series was awesome and amazing and you should totally go read it now. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited, but totally one-click worthy!