Waking up handcuffed in an unfamiliar room, Stephen swears he’s done with drinking, gambling, and womanizing. And then a tempting redhead on the other side of the bed catches his attention and shoots that idea to hell. Gillian can’t believe her eyes. A hard-muscled naked man is in her bedroom. Not just any run of the mill man either. Whoa, no! Her brother’s friend, Stephen McLemore best known for his reckless reputation earned as a motocross rider levels with her an irresistible grin. Gillian’s defenses falter in this face-to-face that Stephen takes one step further. Sparks fly in one smoldering kiss. Their smoking connection heats up fast when at every turn, they’re tripping over each other in town. Things go from crazy-hot to surreal when Hollywood producers pick Gillian for their dance reality television show. Refusing to let another man step into his space, Stephen arranges to be her partner. In short order, these two lovers realize there’s more to their sleepy town than they’d ever imagined possible. In his moment of gallant behavior, Stephen risks losing the only woman he’s let get under his skin. Amidst chaos and the tugging on her heartstrings, Gillian must decide if fame is what she’s dreamed of when a Harley riding bad boy has all the right moves.
What Worked For Me:
This was a hot, fun, quick read. Stephen, our hero, is a complete man-whore reformed by our lovely and sweet dance instructor Gillian. He was raunchy and dirty and completely swoon-worthy when he got down to business. We get to see his tender side when he takes care of a puppy and his kick-ass side when he takes on Gillian’s brother and I loved every facet of his character. Gillian is strong and independent and innocent until Stephen gets his hands on her, literally and figuratively. She has hidden depths and one or two well placed surprises and she keeps Stephen on his toes. There is also family drama, slutty friends, meddling grandparents, and some Hollywood moments. There weren’t a whole lot of angsty moments, which worked out well and I love watching a bad-boy fall in love with the good girl, especially when this particular bad boy did it so well. I was entertained from beginning to end.
What Didn’t Work For Me:
Stephen went from man-whore to committed man overnight…was a little too pat but it didn’t detract from the believability of the story too much.
Would I Recommend This Book:
Final Star Rating:
4.5 of 5 stars