Author: A.R. Myles
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Sometimes life is a dream you don’t want to wake up from . . .
The night Alison Lockhart walks in to Undisputed, she only wants to have a drink, celebrate a friend’s birthday, and forget about the newest guy her mother tried to set her up with. It’s why, when the infamous Jay “The Hurricane” Hamilton—one of the highest-ranking boxers at The Underground—labels her a ring rat, she writes him off as just another guy with an over-inflated ego.
Only she can’t stop thinking about him.
Or his steel-blue eyes.
Or the apology on his perfect lips.
Their fall is fast and hard, but when Alison’s ex shows up and Jay starts keeping secrets, will they be able to find their way out of the nightmare?
I have to say, If You Say So was a pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed.
Boxer meets girl, boy offends girl, girl blows off boy… then, things change. Just to clarify, this is not an enemies to lovers romance. Jay and Ali just get off to a rocky start that quickly rights itself and picks up steam and fast. Instalust, for sure; some may call it instalove, but several months pass before mention of the L word occurs. I do have to say, at first I wasn’t sure where the book was going. Heck, even by just over 50%, I was still unsure. But, when A. R. Myles gets to the point, things move along at a good pace. It just takes a while to get there. Jay and Ali face a lot of internal and external influences that keep them from their happily ever after. Ali’s mother is a hag to end all hags and she does her best to drive a wedge between the couple. But, the biggest issue holding them back is Jay. He has secrets, or issues really, that put more negative force on the relationship than anything. Ali is particularly patient with the guy even though she knows he’s holding back. Then you hit the ending and I seriously thought about throwing my iPad. It would have been a very unfortunate ending to my beloved iPad, but the ending was just that shocking!
All in all, this book is a really good read and I enjoyed it!
The author of the Breathe Again and Blinded by Love series, both written under the pseudonym, Emma Grayson. If You Say So is my debut novel under A.R. Myles and my first standalone novel. I’m currently working on a few new novels as well as a new series, which is focused on single moms who are trying to make it in the dating world after being wronged by their loser exs.
Born and raised on the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta, I reside in a small town with my family, my eleven-year-old son, and six cats. I love my romance with a twist of suspense, and when I’m not writing or reading or coming up with new plots, I spend most of my time binging all the shows on Netflix and drinking Starbucks coffee with my mom and best friends.