First thing… holy crap – Ian.
I mean, I wasn’t expecting him when I first picked up this book. Ian has just returned home from his last tour in Afghanistan to a welcome home party thrown by his sister. He has an aversion to crowds and loud noises and hanging out in his little sister’s fiance’s club isn’t doing anything for his stress levels. Now throw in a harpy of a mother and it’s no wonder he’s ready to bolt. And bolt the does, unfortunately in his speedy escape he literally runs into Roxanne who is on her way into the party.
Roxanne is Elle’s best friend and was invited to a welcome home party for a brother she’s never met. But when she runs into Ian, she realizes she’d rather scratch a long overdue itch.
“Ideally, how’s tonight end for you?” when eh stared, she snapped hre fingers in front of his face. No way was she giving him time to come up with some careful, PC answer. She wanted the truth. “Answer. Now.”
She got exactly what she was looking for. He met her gaze directly. “With you bent over the nearest available surface and me fucking you until we both forget our names.”
The chemistry between these two is spontaneous and written so wonderfully. And I’m not talking just about the sexual chemistry. While it’s true they start out as essentially a one night stand, The back and forth between the two was actually pretty funny too.
“You cook?” she yawned. “I like my eggs with a side of orgasms.”
He laughed and settled in, sleep already threatening. “I think I can make that happen.”
“I knew I liked you.”
“If your plan is to sex me into submission. I’m not saying it’s working, but I’m not saying it’s not working either.”
While Ian is convinced that Roxanne is his Mrs. Right, and is determined to make this connection between them about more than just sex. Roxanne is determined to do just the opposite. She’s been hurt too many times and finally believes what her mother told her… love doesn’t last. She isn’t about to start believing in it just because Ian enters her life.
I’m only giving this four stars because to be honest, I thought the climax to the story was a bit weak… though I totally loved the resolution, it was rushed. Maybe I’m just selfish and want some more Ian in my life. (that could totally be it.)
I’m definitely going to be checking out the rest of Mrs. Robert’s stuff after this one. Also, I’m excited to read more about Nathan in the next book!
City girl and Landscape Architect, Sophie, is a bit out of her element on the ranches of Montana. Then Jake Lodge literally sweeps her off her feet. Sophie is in town to survey the sight for a high-end golf course that just happens to be on land that no one wants to be used.
But Jake isn’t just some random cowboy – he’s a member of the Kooskia Tribe and also their lawyer, fighting to push the golf course out of town. Despite all that, he’s determined to have Sophie, even if it is just until she heads back to the city.
I really enjoyed this quick read. The connection between Jake and Sophie was believable and actually really well written. The story pacing was well done and there was very little drama to be honest.
If you’re looking for something with minimal drama and a quick, sexy read, definitely check out Against the Wall!
thank you to Netgalley & Entangled for an advance copy for an honest review!