Dawn Freeze had a huge crush on Hawk Rain for years, and the entire town knows it. It's understandable?the man is total hotness. That tall, lean body. Intense dark eyes. And always one foot out the door. Now he's on leave for exactly one week. And this time, he's made it crystal clear that he only wants one thing. Her.
Hawk's been fighting his attraction to Dawn for as long as he can remember. She's his best friend's little sister, and that means hands-off. Except now she's all grown up, and her sweet sexiness is exactly what he craves. But just as Hawk allows himself one mindblowingly intense night with Dawn, he learns that everyone he loves is in danger. Especially her.
And the only way to protect Dawn is to push her away...
Each book in the Maverick Montana series is STANDALONE:
* Against the Wall
* Under the Covers
* Rising Assets
* Over The Top
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Fun, sweet romance!
This is a sweet, sexy and funny romance story about a smart and sassy small town girl, Dawn Freeze, and the hot and sexy boy she's been in love with since they were kids. Hawk Rain is now a battle-hardened ex-soldier turned private covert operative, who leads a lonely and dangerous life. So dangerous, he believes, that he doesn't deserve to be with Dawn. Even though he wants her ... really, really badly.
The best part about this romance being set in the small fictional town of Mineral Springs is how the whole town is privy to Dawn and Hawk's romance and busy bodies abound! Small town matchmaking leads to some pretty hilarious scenarios. Zanetti is a master at lighthearted romance while delivering on sultry scenes that will leave your insides quivering!
Dramatic tension is introduced when Hawk's work brings danger close to home. But I never felt that our protagonists were in peril. This may be due to the bogeyman of the story not being given as much dimension as some of Zanetti's previous villains. This is natural for the stand alone quality of this book but I have been spoiled by Zanetti's past excellence for developing increasing tension within a series.
Unlike Zanetti's Sin Brothers and Dark Protectors series, we don't really get to see the military side of Hawk because the focus of the narrative takes place during his one week leave to his hometown for respite before going off on another mission. So we see him from Dawn's perspective ... safe, masculine, and infuriating. Meanwhile he keeps telling her that she doesn't know the half of his dark side, it's too dangerous for him to settle down right now, and he's in control. I was surprised by how abruptly the story ended.
Overall, a fun short read that I really enjoyed.
(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.)