A secret romance explodes in this fourth installment in the Starlight Cove series as a businessman becomes entangled with his employee...who just happens to be his sister's best friend. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Reckless Heart by Brighton Walsh, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this steamy and sentimental small town romance of opposites attracting to your bookshelf!
Turns out the gorgeous woman I had a one-night stand with is not only my sister’s best friend but also my new employee.
Worse? I shared a whole lot more with Avery than one mind-blowing night. I told her my deepest, darkest secret.
Despite my constant worry that she’ll let the truth slip to my family, I can’t stay away from her. And when we’re tossed together for an out of town trip and forced to share a room with only one bed, the chemistry between us finally explodes...again.
I have no problem making her see stars—or breaking the bed. The trouble is, the longer our secret relationship goes on, the more I want to keep her.
But she’s eight years my junior, the sunshine to my grump, and I know her free spirit wants more than the small town of Starlight Cove can offer.
I have no doubt no one will ever give her more pleasure than I will, but I refuse to hold her back. Even if that means letting her go when her three month contract is up.
Courtesy of Ms. Walsh, and her sweet and spicy small town romance, my week has ended on a definite high note. In a story that checked many of my happy boxes, readers will find this a comfortable read that is low on angst and high on sexual tension thanks to its delicious hero. With much about this book feeling familiar, the story becomes like a blanket that warmly embraced me and captivated me from the first page to the last.
In a story full of delights, the brightest spot is its decadently delicious hero, Aiden McKenzie. To the world he seems buttoned-up and dedicated to work, a man who likes to control everything he sees as his. Behind the scenes though is another side to Aiden, a casually sexy side that shows off his tats and his talent for dirty talk and erotic thoughts...all leading to a big secret he's been hiding, one that he only shares with his one night stand. It's a one night stand that changes his life irrevocably as it's courtesy of an unforgettable woman...one he discovers is his sister's best friend. Avery and Aiden are combustible from the moment they lock eyes and they waste no time burning up the pages. Though Avery working for Aiden leads to a few awkward exchanges early on they have a wonderful connection that sees them wholeheartedly supporting one another with each turn of the page. Through it all Avery's a likable heroine, fun and sassy, but with some issues that have kept her from reaching HEA. Aiden's just the one to help her be all she can be though and they fit together like two pieces in a puzzle.
Along with a combustible main couple, there were a slew of entertaining secondary characters who were funny and told it like it was. Friends and family of Aiden were especially delightful with banter that constantly had me smiling. Young and old both provided entertaining banter and keep driving this series forward, leaving me clamoring for more.
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Award-winning USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brighton Walsh spent a decade as a professional photographer before taking her storytelling in a different direction and reconnecting with her first love—writing. She likes her books how she likes her tea—steamy and satisfying—and adores strong-willed heroines and the protective heroes who fall head over heels for them. Brighton lives in the Midwest with her real life hero of a husband, her two kids—both taller than her—and her dog who thinks she’s a queen. Her boy-filled house is the setting for dirty socks galore, frequent dance parties (okay, so it's mostly her, by herself, while her children look on in horror), and more laughter than she thought possible.
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