Title: One Week to Score
Author: Kate Meader
Series: Tall, Dark and Texan #3
Genre: Hot Contemporary
Length: Short novel
Available: 11th July
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint . . .
He’s the man she loves to hate . . .
Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. Shots lined up at the bar? Bring it. Hot stranger on the hook? Come on down. What this party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend, the man who broke her heart seven years ago.
She’s the woman he has to have . . .
Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger, not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task. For one week, he’ll make her honeymoon-for-one a sizzling party for two.
Breaking the rules, one steamy night at a time . . .
But the taboo they’re breaking is only the beginning . . . and Flynn’s part in Liv’s wedding debacle could bring about their end.
Source: ARC from Entangled: Brazen via NetGalley
Fire extinguishers at the ready, this one is hot, hot, hot. There’s a touch of a teenage crush, a sprinkling of best-friend’s sister and plenty of dream-girl/wish fulfillment going on as these two hook up in Mexico.
Okay, if I’m completely honest I would have liked Liv to have been a bit more proactive in her relationship with Flynn. Yes, she’s taken a knock after her wedding and Flynn has hurt her a lot in the past, but she mostly surrenders to their fling because it’s inevitable. She puts up some token resistance and attempts to justify it to herself, but there isn’t really a point where she looks at Flynn and says, “Yes, I want him above everything else.” It’s more a case of him getting in the way of all her other choices, so why the hell not?
Not that she doesn’t want Flynn, but it never felt to me like she actively chose him. She also can be a touch childish in her reactions to him and the things he does.
As for Flynn, a little less manipulation might have been nice. He’s a touch messed up in the head and has definite self-esteem issues, but he’s seriously sexy and even got a little romantic at times. He’s just a tad over protective and not very good at trusting in Liv’s own strengths.
However, regardless of those issues, this is a scorching hot read. The chemistry between these two is off the charts, the scenes between them super sexy and the whole story is just delicious. Considering it all takes place in a week, it didn’t feel rushed or forced at all. These two have plenty of history and their relationship worked convincingly for me.
So, if you want something hot and sexy to liven up your summer reads, give this a try. I might have enjoyed the last book (Taking the Score) more, but this is still a steamy, enjoyable read that leaves me wanting more from this author.
One Week to Score is out July 11th!
Visit Kate Meader for more details.