The bestselling author of the Heller Brothers series stirs up a tempting cocktail of fun and seduction as a sexy SEAL-turned-bartender treats a buttoned-up scientist to a wild weekend . . . and a change of heart.
Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.
Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
So…I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this book. I liked it but there was just something that didn’t get me to where I wanted to go with this story. I’ve read some of the reviews that were posted for this book and I have to agree that there could have been more emotional connection between the main characters. We get both POVs and while I loved that we got to see how they thoughts and emotions changed for each other, I simply can’t help but feel that the potential of the story wasn’t fully used and executed. Had the story had more emotional development, more inner analyzing about how they felt about each other and maybe less everyday scenes, which were great btw., then maybe I would give it a five stars. But despite what I said, that doesn’t mean that the story is not good, because it is, it’s just the unused potential that’s bothering me so much and that’s why I couldn’t fully enjoy the story.
The best word to describe this book is probably realistic. We get to see how two completely different people, from completelly different background find each other and become friends. Guy meets girl, they have a connection and hit it off. Go together to lunch or dinner and have fun just beeing with each other. It’s stuff that happens everyday in real life and I really liked that the author chose to take this path to make her plot. There are also situations that let us see that they aren’t perfect and that they are real people with real problems, just like anyone of us. That’s why I could connect with the story so much and in the end that’s why I gave it four stars. Of course, the sexy parts also played a role in that decision. Their connection of one of a kind and their chemistry is just spot on. It’s safe to say I enjoyed their playful side. And as far as the other characters go, I liked them a lot! I have a feeling whose book might be next and if I’m right, it’s going to be an interesting read. 😉
about the author
Kelly Jamieson writes romances with heat that’s sweet. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here…) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. But her family takes precedence over everything else (yes, even writing). She has two teenage children who are the best kids in the world, not that she’s biased, and a wonderful husband who does loads of laundry while she plays on the computer writing stories. She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at www.kellyjamieson.com.