The last thing Chelsea Green wants is to be rescued, but that's exactly what happens when she's caught wearing nothing but her swimsuit during a midnight emergency evacuation drill. Turns out her 'hero' is a former lifeguard who has no hesitation in offering the kiss of life. So not happening, right?
But for emotionally chastened Chelsea, one touch changes everything. She discovers a desire to satisfy the arrogant, demanding tease. Unable to express her own fantasies, she finds unspeakable pleasure in serving his.
Xander Lawson exudes easy charm. He likes a woman unafraid to match his appetite for unfettered fun. He doesn't do complicated or emotional. But the raw need emanating from fragile Chelsea compels him closer. He can't resist spinning a sensual fantasy world around them.
As passion spills outside their carefully selected boundaries, Xander learns Chelsea's stronger than he first thought. But is she strong enough to handle the intensity he's always kept hidden?
I was thrilled to have the chance to read and ARC of Natalie Anderson's new book as I have been a fan for a while.
After the first few pages, I was hooked and knew that my housework was going to be waiting again tomorrow as I just had to keep turning the pages!
I liked Xander from the get-go! He is confident, slightly cocky but also a sensitive guy who has worked bloody hard to get where he is. He meets the gorgeous Chelsea on the stairs of their building during a fire alarm. She has just moved to NYC to get away from a past tragedy and to try and gain her independence again. Xander, in all his playfullness, picks her up and carries her the rest of the way, despite her objections. They have an instant connection but she knows he is probably going to be a handfull, while Xander thinks she is going to be one hell of a challenge.
Their relationship develops from just sex (and some hot & spicy sex at that!!) to some something more, but neither are ready to say so.
If this book is anything to go by, the future books in this series are going to be awesome! I loved this read and am more than happy to give it 4 1/2 stars!
About the Author
USA Today bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance. She writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon and also Entangled Publishing. With over 20 books published, she's been a Romantic Times Award nominee and a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year).
She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks. After five years writing in any available space (including the car, the laundry or the nearest cafe), she finally has her own writing room - 'The Plotting Shed' in her garden!