She has complete control…and he's determined to take it away
A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….
And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.
Even after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!
When rocker boy Paddy Hurley runs into his old flame Natalie Clayton at a coffee shop in his hometown, he's immediately intrigued, while she pretends not to know who he is. But when he starts showing up every morning to ask her out, she finally relents. Long on fluff and short on tension, this bloated romance from Dane (Unconditional) is a font of exposition following two exceptionally gorgeous, independently wealthy people who nonetheless are humble, hardworking, and down-to-earth as they meet, have copious sex, fall in love, and, after one brief road bump, live happily ever after. What the novel lacks in drama it makes up for in overly descriptive and repetitive passages, and the dialogue feels as if the characters are reading stiffly from cue cards. With absolutely nothing standing between the characters and their happy ending except for a mild spat, this contemporary is a real snooze.
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Hot Hurley brothers
I love the Hurley brothers! We first meet The Hurley's in "Lush" where Damien and Mary get together and I didn't think Ms. Dane could write a hotter man then Damien. Well I was very mistaken. Dayum Patrick "Paddy" Hurley is one hot man and the chemistry between he and Natalie Clayton is off the charts.
Everything has come easy to Paddy Hurley. He had loving parents and a awesome childhood. Natalie Clayton raised herself and took care of her addicted father and his friends always feeling unsafe in her own home. At seventeen she left home to make her own way in life. At nineteen before going to college she meets Paddy Hurley and spend 2 wild sex filled weeks. With no regrets they part ways as The Hurley brothers head to L.A. to start on their road to star dome. Natalie has spent what seems like a life time putting a life together that she feels safe and secure in with the help of life long friends she made in college. One day Paddy shows up at her favorite cafe and she pretends not to remember him. She has no room in that life for a man especially and man like the very hot, sexy and dangerous Paddy Hurley. Paddy didn't remember how much he liked Natalie until he sees her again. Now he's on a mission to get a date. But can he get passed the walls Natalie has built to keep her in the safe and comfortable world she has made for herself?
Great secondary characters in Natalie's best friend Tuesday and the rest of the Hurley's. I can't wait for Ezra and Tuesday's book "Broken Open" out know.
Not a stand alone book.