This is such a great book. It’s romantic, touching, funny and exciting. What more could you want? And for that the main hero… Fenton Abbott is just perfect … Swoon!
Brynne and Fenton met when she lost her phone … in bananas… in the grocery store. It starts ridiculus, right? He is a good-looking bastard, and she is a very attractive woman who caught his eye. Not original? There is more such a typical things. She is a woman with a ex-boyfriend, who cheated on her, so she decides to rebound to a handsome rich man who offers her a few days together in Vegas. And so far I think everything is trite. However, I hope that you are still reading this because now I’ll tell you why it is different and why the 5 stars from me.
Brynne, our heroine is going through a difficult time, not only due to a failed relationship, the more by the fact that her brother had been kidnapped by a local group of terrorists in Zimbabwe, Africa. She can’t do anything, these things aren’t available for normal people and last for months or even years, the government can’t negotiate with the terrorists. They are helpless. Without any support they try to fight the system and large companies.
Brynne, not without hesitation, takes the opportunity to get away for a few days, but doesn’t intend to fall in love. He had only to be a rebound, a reset button, so she could go further and cope with problems. Of course, things get complicated as always, and additionally there are new things with the situation with her brother. Serious stuff.
The story also draws because the hero has some business problems as well that are shrouded in secret. Fenton is mysterious and sexy as hell. And his alluring and sinfulness should get from me a whole paragraph. And why not?
"He doesn’t just glance at you, he sees you. You know it. You feel it. It’s impossible not to acknowledge it."
Fent is really a sweet, sinful dream. He isn’t a typical spoiled rich man. He is smart, kind and affectionate. Of course, he is the alpha male, and has his caveman ways. He is possessive and doing it in a very intense seducing way. I could drool over him forever. Because he is a very good, bright and well-mannered men. Sometimes comes to mind Gideon Cross to me … he has this irresistible charm and everything.
"Do you want to pretend you’re not wondering what I’d feel like slipping inside you? Because I know you are."
Together they are even better. Their bickering is so funny and playful. I love those moments in which she was sassy and teasing him. And sexual tension is off the charts! It’s so hot and exciting that I have no words. Lots swoon, ah and oh, wonderful and romantic moments, but as well emotional and touching. Because things become complicated and mix in quite a surprising way and the situation is not easy for any of them.
“I don’t know what it is about you and I know we will have to take it slow. But I want to take it, Brynne.”
“Take it where?”
“To wherever it leads us."
The book has the good positive vibration. It’s very well constructed story. Real emotions, situations and behavior. Sometimes is touching, sometimes is funny. And I have not even mentioned the best friend Presley. She is something else. Adds to this even more humor and fun. All this makes a great read. I really liked the characters and had a great time reading this. The cover of the book brings to mind a summer romance, which in some parts is here, but it is more and I love every moment of it.
"I want to enjoy this feeling, this stillness I feel, for as long as I can. It’s a moment that, if I could, I would hit “pause” on and live inside forever."
I pull out a cute emerald green dress. I brought a bright yellow bikini that would look really cute under it. Tossing my things around in the suitcase, I come up empty handed. Staring at my luggage, I realize I don’t see any of the five bikinis I brought.
Dashing into the closet, I look on the rack where I hung the red one up from yesterday.
I spin around to see Fenton leaning against the doorframe. His blue tie is loose, his jacket missing, his hair a mussed-up, yummy mess.
“The thief,” I say, hands on my hips, trying to hide my desire to wrap my legs around his waist and kiss the hell out of him.
“We have a thief?” He watches me with complete sincerity, like he has no clue what I’m talking about.
“We do. And he seems to have a penchant for my bikinis.”
“Yeah,” I say, traipsing over to him. “And nobody likes a thief.”
“You know what else nobody likes?” He shoves off the frame and wraps his hands around my waist, lacing his fingers together in the dip at the small of my back. “Girls that can’t listen.”
“I’ve never been a good listener,” I sigh dramatically. “I just make things happen … like when my bikinis get stolen, I just call the concierge and have them bring me another one up. Something skimpy and very, very sexy.”
He smacks my ass, making me yelp.
“And I charged it to your room since you stole my others. Thief.”
“Did you really have them bring you another one?” he chuckles, a sinful smirk on his face. He’s trying to figure out how to handle me, yet still get his way.
“No,” I give in, as his lips find the crook of my neck. “But I hadn’t ruled it out.”
“You’re going to make me crazy, you know that?”
He brushes his lips to mine and, in a split second, has me forgetting all about the bikinis. I’m focused solely on getting him out of his suit.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.
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