Ya’ll Vivian Arend’s One Sexy Ride just came out and it is a definite TBR!
(Please keep in mind that these are erotic romances so they do get extra HOT)
As the middle child in a big family, Len Thompson has found it easy to slip under the radar. His relationships outside the family-run garage tend to run a mile wide but only an inch deep as he keeps his heart, body and soul protected. But when the one woman he’s always wanted makes it known she’ll soon be leaving town, he can’t resist letting her into his carefully constructed fortress.
Her gift is rocking his world
Chasing her best friend’s big brother has both entertained and frustrated Janey for years. She’s not sure what triggered his change of heart, but hell, yeah, she’ll accept it. All of it. Every kiss, every touch, every bit of body-shaking pleasure. Working to meet her renovation deadline is suddenly not nearly as interesting as the mind-blowing escapades she’s enjoying with the big sexy mechanic.
When old fears threaten, Len must finally choose—face his past or let their future crumble.
While I haven’t read any of the Thompson & Sons or the Six Pack Ranch series, I have read Arend’s All Fired Up and enjoyed it a lot. One Sexy Ride proves to be just as intriguing, although it deals more with family dynamic and long held fears.
I think the childhood friend/friend’s sibling is one of my favorite types of romances. I love the shared history and the understanding that comes from two people knowing each other for years, even if they haven’t been seeing each other all that clearly. For Janey, Len has always been the one she wanted but couldn’t have. But now the frustrating man may be finally giving in to their attracting.
Len has reservations about giving his heart to anyone, especially Janey. She’s the one woman who has the power to rip it to pieces and he’s not willing to give anyone that control. But with Janey leaving, he thinks he can give in to his desire in the short term, knowing that there is an end date …
Len may be sexy as all get out and smart in most things, but he’s completely clueless when it comes to romance. How many times have you seen the guy think that he can keep from getting too involved with the woman he wants? And how many times does that actually work? Yeah, same for Len. But it is awesome watching him fall. The ending is just as heartbreaking as you’d expect, but the HEA makes up for it in spades.
With sexy, silent Len and vivacious Janey creating sparks, life isn’t necessarily calm but it is a lot of fun. And if the rest of Arend’s stories are anything like the two I’ve read so far, I definitely have found a new go-to author. Emotionally complex, funny and sweet, but richly sexy, One Sexy Ride is full of color and passion and fun. As a bonus, Len’s brothers are a complicated group and I can’t wait to see what Arend has in store for them.
(While set in the same world as the bestselling Six Pack Ranch series, the Thompson & Sons series stands alone.)