I don’t date alpha males.
Especially not alpha males with egos the size of Jupiter, who also happen to be my boss’s big brother.
Deacon Hunter is domineering. Condescending. Infuriating.
And yet I can’t seem to keep my panties on for five minutes when we’re alone together.
He keeps melting them right off. With that sexy voice, those confident hands, the way he brings my body wildly to life, he’s proved my libido hasn’t gone into permanent, post-divorce hibernation after all.
Surely there’s no harm in being enemies with benefits… Right?
When Violet Boden asks me to take her Divorce Virginity, the only thing I can think is—come again?
No, seriously, come again.
And again and again, until both of us are so satisfied we can’t remember the people who did us wrong.
Best if we keep conversation to a minimum, though, considering I drive her crazy. She drives me crazy sometimes, too. But she’s also sweet, loyal, fearless, and so much fun she’s making it damn hard not to fall for her.
But how to convince a woman who’s put me in the emotional no-fly zone that I deserve a place in her heart?
I loved that they were older, I loved that both were a little reluctant to get involved (mainly as they really didn't get along very well whenever they were together) and I loved that they felt like people who had real lives. They have interests, and careers, and children, and complications, and things happening.
I like that this book really feels like there is a reason that people get together, and these characters in specific, and that there's an attraction that you can feel, and that it is not something you can ignore. That even though life happens, so does attraction and sometimes it leads to sexy times in parks that go a little farther than you expected and leave you thinking there might be more there than you expected.
There was a lot on this that engaged me, and a lot that kept me reading and enjoying the title until the end. Yes, there was a plot line with some other characters that I didn't think was necessary...but, I thought it was handled fairly well and allowed the characters a chance to figure out how to handle it and stay together.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
This book had a totally different vibe than ones I've recently read seeing as how both characters are a little older and more established in their lives. I truly enjoyed that. They know who *they* are. They think they know what they want...and it was fun watching them realize what they really wanted.
I got such a kick out of seeing these two go toe to toe. I thought the chemistry was there from the start and nothing about that felt forced in any way. The banter between them absolutely worked. I really enjoyed watching them put themselves out there again in their own way.
I enjoyed the supporting cast of characters. This is a standalone book but there are characters from previous books mentioned. If you haven't read them it's certainly not a problem to follow along, the story 100% stands on its own. I thought the pacing worked and the story flowed well.
This story definitely left me with a smile on my face. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic and optimist at heart, she can’t resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win.
When she’s not writing, Lili enjoys adventuring with her two sons, climbing on rocks, swimming too far from shore, and asking “why” an incorrigible number of times per day. A former yoga teacher, actor, and dancer, she is also very bendy and good at pretending innocence when caught investigating off-limits places.
You can currently find Lili in the mid-South, valiantly trying to resist the lure of all the places left to explore.
Lili also writes super naughty books as L. Valente.