A sexy cop with a wicked streak meets the most unlikely of matches when his joblands him on the doorstep of his best friend's little sister in this fan-favorite story byUSA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl…
With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girlnext door than a businesswoman—or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective LukeAsher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break-in at her family'sbrewery. He's got his own problems—starting with the fact that his partner, Simone, ispregnant and everyone thinks he's the father.
Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother's playboy ways may be threatening the business,and the tension could tear her tight-knit family apart. In fact, the only thing that couldunite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their “baby” sister. Especially a manlike Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath. He's not who peoplethink he is—and neither is she.
Book 1 of Donovan Brothers.
A sexy contemporary romance.
Dahl's superheated contemporary puts ponytailed Colorado heiress Tessa Donovan smack in the middle of a family-vs.-lover brouhaha. Tessa owns a brewery with her serious older brother, Eric, and their playboy sibling, Jamie. Both disapprove of smoking-hot bad-boy detective Luke Asher, who's almost immediately smitten by oversexed Tessa and her nice-girl facade after he investigates a break-in at the brewery. Dahl's slim plot relies on Tessa's tightrope balancing between family and business ties and sudden gushes of lust, and plunges through intrusively awkward subplots like Luke's ambivalent relationships with his pregnant detective partner (no, it's not his) and his ex-wife, Eve, as well as Tessa's unconvincing attempts to engineer a big-business deal. Dedicated romance fans will likely skim these clumsy interludes to focus on the obligatory feverish intimate encounters.