Very enjoyable. Fun, a little mystery and personal growth for both of them. Oh and the romance was nice too-grins.
I really liked this book. I have recently discovered this author from the Brava Bad Boys book series. I enjoy her stories because so many of them are from the male characters' and this book follows in this same line. It was the male who helped the female back to her emotional wellbeing. This book is a play on the-all-a-bad-boy-needs-is-the-love-of-good-woman. In this book, its the good woman who needs the love of a bad boy.
Our main characters are Liz Adams and Steve Wilde, older brother of Eric Wilde. Liz was introduced in Eric's story. She owns a coffee shop-not the resturant type. Steve, the private investigator, buys coffee drinks from her business often during the week. There is an attraction, but he doesn't persue her due her wearing a gold ring on third finger of the left hand. Liz finds herself in need of help with locating her missing cousin and goes to Steve for help. In order to find the cousin, Liz goes to work part time as a phone sex operator, the job held by her cousin. The long and short is that Liz and Steve share some hot phone sex, have even hotter sex, Liz quits the phone sex job,cousin returns, and Liz and Steve have a HEA.
In this book, there is another episode of adult hide and seek as was in the first story. Since there was more room in this story, the hide and seek is in much more detail. Steve also buys Liz an outfit as was done in Eric's story. Jewerly was also bought with both outfits.
In this story, Eric asks Jill to marry him. The reader is introduced to the other Wildes, especailly Mia and Steve's business partner Cam. Adrian is also featured.
The sex was very hot. I would have to give the sex scenes 4.5 chili peppers. I was a little surprised that Liz was willing to climb on Steve's lap in his office after about 30 minutes. The sex scene with the carmel was very hot. I also liked how the mansion was used to turn on Steve and Liz.
I liked Jill in the previous story. I had a more difficult time liking Liz. She was not strong enough through the majority of this book. She seemed to keep up with Steve, but she could and would not stand up to her family and her bratty, selfish cousin. When she does, it was almost too much too late.
I could not place when Steve went to college. In listening to his story about his daughter and divorce, he did not state when he went to college, yet Cam is an old college friend.
I would recommend this book, especially if reading the series. My mild dislike of Liz was not enough to make me put the book down, I just expected more of her character. If reading more for sex, then is a great book.
Hot! Hotter than Lori Foster!!