(Love Lessons #3.5)
by Heidi Cullinan
Hot messes have a hard time with happily ever after.
Baz Acker and Elijah Prince have it all. They’re engaged, and their wedding is guaranteed to be a spectacle no event will ever top. So why are they hunkered down in a quiet corner of the Acker mansion, restless and edgy while they wait out the holidays?
When Baz suggests a road trip with Walter and Kelly to Las Vegas, it sounds like an ideal escape, but it turns out Vegas only amplifies their unease. Elijah can’t slough off the self-hating his parents programmed into him, and he worries how that will affect his marriage. Baz, crippled en route because of too much time spent in the car without rest, must face the truth that his wealth and influence can’t always counteract the limits his disability will put on his—and Elijah’s—life.
With help from their friends, a wily poker player, a take-no-prisoners drag queen, and a smooth-talking casino owner, they face the truth that happiness is a state of mind, not a destination where they book a stay. What happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas—it will follow them all the way down the aisle.
This novella was written for and by the request of Heidi’s Patreon readers. It is suggested but not required that you read at least Lonely Hearts before reading this book.
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I LOVE this series! SHORT STAY did not disappoint! I was very happy when I found out that Heidi was writing this HEA story! Its great to see Baz and Elijah and catch up with them. Same goes with Walter and Kelly.
Definitely not a standalone as this is a continuation of "Lonely Hearts (Love Lessons, #3)". In fact there were several characters from Heidi's other series and she does a wonderful job of mixing the worlds together. She also does a phenomenal job of making the reader want to know more about the characters that they end up wanting to read the books.
There are lots of emotions from both Baz and Elijah as they try to figure out how they will fit into each other lives in this next stage of their happily ever after. They know that they love each other and that they can be there for each other but neither wants the other to stop living or doing things they want to do because of the other. Figuring this out is essential for them to be able to move forward.
The story is great and the characters are wonderful. Overall, love the story and yes, I'm going to have to read up on the other books because I'm curious about them all! Cannot wait for the audio book! Iggy Toma ROCKS!!!
Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Heidi Cullinan in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.