Charlie had left her childhood town the moment she could when she was sixteen. Now a grown woman, she’s returned only to settle up his father’s cabin after his death. She’s shocked, therefore, when Declan turns up. He’s been renting the cabin from her father for over a year and since he’s been away at work for a month he had no idea her father had died. Since Declan has a lease, Charlie has no intention of throwing him out, and that would have been that – except for the fact they’re now both snowed in together. I found this to be a really interesting, modern story. I was both relieved and pleased when Charlie didn’t have some sort of hissy fit about Declan staying in the cabin. I thought both of their reactions were completely rational, logical and – thankfully – modern. Their attraction to each other was near-instantaneous, but considering the short length of the story and the short time they expected to be thrown together I couldn’t personally fault their hasty behavior. I was pleased that the perspectives swung between Charlie and Declan as the chapters changed, this helped me see and understand everything from both their points of view and helped me as a reader to not misinterpret any of their actions. Despite Declan and Charlie’s insta-lust with each other I was pleased they didn’t simply jump each other immediately. This helped raise the sexual tension and let me as the reader see and get on board with the chemistry sizzling between them. Readers who prefer a longer build up – or for there to be a slower burn to their erotica – won’t find that here. I really felt that both Declan and Charlie realised this was a small window of opportunity they each had and so neither wanted to wait and see how events unfolded more naturally. They were both there, snowed in and wanted each other, so the rest was a no-brainer. I really felt the author did an amazing job wrapping up the story – while a little clichéd it still felt realistic and modern to me and I have to admit I gave a happy sigh when I got right to the end. A part of me was expecting the ending to be a little bittersweet and I was thrilled that it was both happy and believable. I thought this was an excellent way to round out Declan and Charlie’s story and was really pleased. A hot and sexy short romp of a story – I feel this should appeal to a wide range of readers.
Romance on the Go ®
Charlie didn’t get along with her father, but she’s the only one left to deal with his estate since he’s passed. Unfortunately, the cabin she grew up in isn’t empty like the lawyers said it would be. Wild-man Declan has taken up residence.
While their initial meeting is rocky, the attraction is instant and powerful. When a storm hits and the pair are snowed in, how will they ever pass the time? And can they ever be more than a passing good time?
When I hear the bathroom door open again, I instinctively look behind me. My stomach drops. “Fuck me,” I groan to myself like some overheated teenaged boy seeing his first naked woman.
Declan’s not wearing a shirt. He’s not wearing a shirt, his jeans are unbuttoned so they hang on his hips, and my mouth is actually watering. The guy’s as toned as I thought he would be. His arms are thick with muscle that flexes every time he rubs that towel in his hair to dry it. His chest is broad and defined, and his stomach tight, even donning those sharp cuts above his hipbones.
There’s a small sprinkling of dark hair on his chest, but the one trailing down his stomach, the one just beneath his belly button that disappears into his open jeans is what holds my attention. It’s like it’s directing my gaze, commanding my eyes to follow it, and they do without hesitation.
I sweep my tongue across my upper lip, imagining it on his skin as he walks upstairs. His back is just as incredible, thick muscles chording beneath his still-glistening bronze skin.
We could have a lot of fun together…