Noah York is looking forward to the beach vacation he’s been planning with his best friend, Cooper. He has visions of relaxing days on the sand and fun nights with the girls. However, all his plans come crashing down when Cooper abandons him for a trip to Italy. Not wanting to leave his friend in a lurch Cooper arranges for his sister to take his place. Noah hasn’t seen Lexi in years and isn’t looking forward to spending a week with her or her attitude. Lexi can’t stand party boy Noah. At least, that’s what she thinks. But when she sees him talking to a blonde at the bar on their first night in the beach town, jealousy takes over and she interrupts them with a kiss. One kiss leads to another. Before either of them realizes what’s happening passion and desire are awakened between them, but Lexi knows better than to fall for Noah. He is, after all, just a party boy.
A great weekend read!
So I’ve had this book on my Kindle for weeks, and I finally managed to find the time to read it! I can happily say that it made my boring weekend a little more exciting!
When Cooper backs out of his holiday with Noah, his sister Lexi takes his place. Determined to have a good time and to prove she has no feelings towards Noah, Lexi tries to keep her distance and maintain a frosty exterior (which, I think she does a little too well).
Noah is taken aback by Lexi’s behaviour. One minute she’s kissing him, the next she’s being nasty.
There were quite a few times that I felt Lexi was being really mean for very little reason. She came across as a spiteful, hateful brat, throughout most of the book. I have to say I’m not a huge fan of hers.
Now Noah, on the other hand is gorgeous, clever and sweet. He’s honest, and thinks before he acts. I love his character and feel that he carried the story.
I think he can do better for a best friend, and better for a girlfriend.
Now, it may sound as though I’m bashing this book, but I’m not. It’s actually quite refreshing to have these mixed feelings towards the main characters.
Man Up Party Boy was a great read. I will definitely be reading more from Danielle Sibarium!
About the Author
Author of YA & NA romance. Danielle grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her childhood, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
In 2004 Danielle won Honorable Mention in the Southern Heat contest. In 2007 she collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
Danielle graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love, as well as To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey Together, Into You, and Regret Me Not.
Danielle on writing- “I write because if I didn’t my sould would shrivel up and die! And I love to fall in love!”