Those who love their romance flirty and sensual will find themselves drawn to Love Refocused by Nancy Corrigan, the second installment in the Sander's Valley series. Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this book, along with my impressions of it. Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 2 Kindle copies of the first book in this series too!
Wyn Sander is surprised when his brother Kyle asks him to be best man at his wedding. Wyn’s even more shocked to learn the woman who later walks into his garage is Ronnie’s half-sister, Iona. He’s instantly attracted to her. She’s sophisticated, beautiful, and confident. At least she is until Wyn stands up. She flinches and a look of terror passes over her face. It bothers him to see. Luckily, desire replaces it, but it doesn’t stop Wyn’s curiosity. For the first time in his life, he wants to find out what made Iona fearful and fix it.
Iona can’t believe her luck. The man she lusts after is her new sister’s soon to be brother-in-law. The kiss they share shatters her, but her attempt to stop any involvement with him ends up with her agreeing to three dates. She decides Wyn is unlike any man she’s ever known, and it’s unfortunate she can’t enjoy him. She isn’t in the market for a boyfriend. All she wants is sex. The only problem is—she doesn’t think Wyn sees things her way.
The chimes over the door sounded, pulling him out of his thoughts and announcing a customer, except business hours had ended an hour ago. Only one person he could think of who’d walk in: Kyle.
“If you’re back to beg me to come eat your girl’s sad attempt at dinner, you can forget it. Last time I ate the crap she made, I had the shits for days.”
A woman’s giggle answered him.
The wrench he held slipped from his hand. The clank reverberated in the garage and mixed with the click of heels. He inwardly cursed. Way to impress, jackass. Then again, he didn’t have anyone to impress. Like his older brothers, he’d worked his way through the county’s available women. He’d only accomplished the feat in half the time they had.
“Next time, try Pepto-Bismol. It works wonders.”
The woman’s heavily accented voice wrapped around him and tightened his body. He couldn’t place where she was from, but the rich cadence sounded both rough and sensual. A quick peek showed a pair of open-toed, high-heeled shoes on either side of his hips. Pink nail polish covered the nails of delicate toes he had the sudden urge to nibble on. He let his gaze travel higher. Lightly tanned skin stretched over muscled calves he wouldn’t mind licking either.
His cock thickened.
He slid the rolling platform from beneath the truck. The woman didn’t move. His chest ended up between her spread legs. He swept his gaze over her thin but shapely thighs to the frayed denim cutoffs that barely covered her ass. Right above the waistband, a small rose tattoo partially showed. The sight of it there acted as a lure. He wanted to peel her shorts off to see the rest of the design.
He forced his gaze higher before he gave in to the urge. A plaid midriff shirt was tied in a loose knot under her boobs. Her breasts matched the rest of her delicate frame, but they’d give him enough to suckle on. Or nibble on. Or hell, cushion his head when he fell asleep in her arms. Oh yeah, they were perfect.
The longer he stared, the quicker her chest rose and fell. He couldn’t stop his grin from spreading if he tried. Having a hot woman drool over him was the biggest damn turn-on a guy could get.
She placed a hand on her hip. “Do you like what you see?”
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
In this second installment in the Sander's Valley series two people from very different backgrounds make an unexpected connection when they set out to just have fun. What they get instead is a crackling and scorching connection from the moment they meet. Throw in a bit of danger from a man unwilling to let go of his obsession and you end up with an intense read that keeps you turning the pages at a rapid pace.
Wyn has always been seen as the player, never content with just one woman until the day an exotic and outspoken woman comes into his shop. From that moment he's consumed with her as they wage a sensual battle of wills where both end up winning when it comes to their scorching sexual interludes. Wyn always said he was waiting for the right woman and Iona looks to be the one though she couldn't be more different than him. At first he's not sure he's good enough as she's educated and he's not but it soon becomes clear that he's more than enough for her where it matters. Even though she wants nothing more than a fling he knows she's the one and through words and deeds gives her everything she's missed out on when it comes to love. When it comes to love though the path is never easy, and when her ex comes looking for her Wyn will become the white knight he always promised her he'd be in an action-packed conclusion. Wyn is sexy, sweet, and charming. He tries to be cool and casual with Iona's only wanting him for his body but his jealousy soon has him claiming her to everyone. He's protective of Iona but doesn't smother her, he lets her be the strong woman she needs to be after years of being dominated and I adored him for it.
Iona knew her engagement to Dmitry was stifling, with his constant put-downs and treating her as an object, but it wasn't until he tried to choke her did she run away. She's now left battered and bruised emotionally with him threatening her from afar. She just wants to forget for awhile and spending time with Wyn is just what she needs. She just wants a fling but his care and concern of her, along with his intense sexual prowess have her thinking long term. When Dmitry makes threats towards Wyn though she sets out to save the only man she's ever loved by putting herself in danger and jeopardizing the HEA just on the horizon. Iona is a sassy woman, unashamed when it comes to her sexuality. Her and Wyn are combustible when it comes to sexual interludes as neither shies away from saying what they want. While I admired Iona getting herself out of the domestic abuse she experienced with Dmitry, I found her attitude a bit superior at times and a bit wishy-washy when it came to what she wanted with Wyn. Luckily, he stood by her through it all which made their HEA richly rewarding and hard-fought.
This was a quick read teeming with sensuality, almost too many sexual interludes that had them becoming blasé. Their connection was full of witty and sexually-charged banter that made the early stages of their relationship fun and flirty. Wyn is an amazing and delectable hero who always put Iona first and this had me loving him even more. Surrounding this engaging couple is a large cast of secondary characters who are supportive and showed a strong sense of family that made for some heartwarming moments too. I look forward to revisiting Sander's Valley as there are many sexy men just waiting for the right woman and Ms. Corrigan just the author to show them the way to HEA.
My rating for this is a B.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.
She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.
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