Stanford law graduate Kate Dawson is focused on the future laid out for her—partnership in her family’s law firm and marriage. When she moves to a cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains to study for the bar exam, crossing paths with her intriguing neighbor leads to a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery that wasn’t part of the plan.
Landscaper and handsome butch top Chris Brent has a well-deserved reputation as a considerate lover. Avoiding relationships with all their emotional messiness, she indulges in her favorite pastime at sex parties and with casual lovers. She enthusiastically agrees to initiate her cute neighbor to ways of sexual pleasure.
Sex was the deal. Falling in love ruins everything. Or does it?
Blair (Making a Comeback) goes a little heavy on the drama in this contemporary romance, but the characterization is top-notch, with emotional beats tied heavily to the increasing erotic entanglement of the leads. Lawyer-to-be Kate Dawson goes to stay in her grandmother's cabin for several months while she studies for the bar exam. To her surprise, she befriends her neighbor, butch landscaper Chris Brent. Kate is straight and feminine, with a longtime boyfriend; Chris doesn't have a femme bone in her body, and likes her flings without attachment. What starts as a bonding over classic movies soon opens the door for more, and Kate's curiosity and a mutual attraction lead to an intense relationship, with Kate realizing she's not so straight after all. With her sexual awakening comes a new appreciation for carnal pleasures, and Chris is all too happy to oblige. But given the disapproval of Kate's mother and Chris's own aversion to love, readers will wonder just how they'll find their own screwball romantic comedy ending. This is a sizzling, satisfying romance that hits the spot.