Title: Inspired By You
Series: Love in the City Series
Author: Steph Nuss
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Release Date: May 10, 2018
"Steph Nuss has woven a lighthearted story that brought me to my knees on numerous occasions with its addictive writing and swoonworthy
characters." - Candy at Prisoners of Print
"Max and Whitley's chemistry was immediate and palpable, making it impossible not to fall for them both." - Stephanie Rose, author of Rewrite and the Second Chances series
Hollywood heartthrob, Maxton Waters, has just been named the World’s Sexiest Man Alive. Women fantasize about him. Men want to be him. The paparazzi continuously follow him. His ego is definitely larger than his heart.
Poverty made her grateful.
Whitley Gonzalez has made a life for herself after growing up in and out of homeless shelters. Now a hardworking nurse, she spends her spare time raising her son alone and giving back to the community that helped raise her.
But when Max is sentenced to hours of community services and placed under the single mom’s thumb, working together proves harder than they ever expected, inspiring an unlikely love in the city.
*Can be read as a standalone*
I love this series! I have read every single book and feel so connected to these characters. You can read this book as a standalone but I highly recommend you read them in order so that you don't get spoilers from the previous books. Also because they're all really amazing.
Inspired by You is the story of Max and Whitley. We've previously met both these characters and I loved Whitley. I'll admit I wasn't a huge fan of Max so I wasn't so sure how I'd like this book. I had this preconceived notion about him and it wasn't a good one. Whitley though, I've always loved her. She is a single mom who's had a rough life and I really wanted to know her back story.
Maxton Waters is the Sexiest Man Alive. No really, he was voted the Sexiest Man Alive. He's also a hot shot A-list actor who gets knocked down a few pegs when he is sentenced to community service after a run in with the law. He needs to fix his image and he's determined to make the public see the real him. Max surprised me. He was nothing at all like I expected. He was sweet, sincere, and lived up to his Sexiest Man Alive title. No one can top Maverick but Max almost did. That's a tall feat to do.
Whitley Gonzalez has had a rough life. She doesn't let that stop her from always looking on the bright side and helping others. She is truly one of the most selfless characters I've ever read. Whitley works at the local hospital as the volunteer coordinator. She's also a single mom to the cutest kid ever, Zane. Zane almost stole the show. He's such a great kid and he's hilarious. I laughed so many times when he was involved. Whitley is not happy when Max Waters is assigned to do his community service at her hospital. The last thing she needs is a circus surrounding her. Whitley is adamant that she is not going to fall for Max's charm. Max is adamant he's going to get Whitley to see the real him, not the one she think's she knows.
I loved the back and forth with Max and Whitley. The sexual tension between them was off the charts. Their chemistry is smoking hot. Throw in a cute kid and the rest of the Love in the City gang and you've got yourself a fantastic read. Steph Nuss' writing style sucks you in and hold on tight until the very last page. She's great at expressing emotion and you feel everything these characters feel. This series is a must read!
Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.