To Cecily Baker, being unattached means making her own decisions, living by her own rules, and never answering to anyone. So when her sister drags her to a singles night at a local club—and then ditches her—it only strengthens Cecily’s conviction that dating just isn’t for her.
Pulling double duty as a bouncer and a bartender, Rafe Serento has seen a parade of beautiful women walk through the doors of Electric Mist, but he’s never met anyone like Cecily. Lovely in every sense of the word, and just as stubborn, she challenges everything he thought he wanted in a relationship.
The more Cecily pushes him away, though, the harder Rafe pushes back, and unless they find some common ground, they’ll both end up Alone.
Alone by Kali Argent packed a lot of emotion and depth into a short story- strong, well developed characters allowed this story to unfold with realism and connectivity.
Cecily was tenacious and fiercely independent, tasked with looking out for a flighty, popular younger sister- Cecily took her role to heart. Enter Rafe, hunky bartender/bouncer who was immediately intrigued with Cecily’s mannerisms and independence. What unfolded was a story of friendship and unity, which left me smiling and warm inside.
Ms. Argent delivered sass and spunk as these two people found commonality and connected on a visceral level. No flowery words needed, as the realism between Cecily and Rafe became very apparent. These were two everyday souls looking for friendship and love, albeit with a little teeth pulling.
The secondary characters of Rafe’s family were paramount to the divulging of Rafe’s personality and demeanor. Kudos to Ms. Argent for not throwing his lovely nature in our faces, but allowing the reader to fall for Rafe based on his actions as opposed to all his words.
Alone was a wonderful start to Kali Argent’s new series, Preludes and has captivated my attention.
A five handcuff review