This was a book that came highly recommended to me and it did not disappoint.
Olivia Adler is an independent woman who values her space. Getting to close to her is something she will not allow. She knows that everyone you allow into your heart will eventually leave you and after losing her parents 21 years ago in a horrible car wreck, and her Uncle, the only remaining member of her family passed away when she graduated college she did what she does best, she ran, never staying in one place for very long.
Eventually she found herself back in Boston putting down roots. When it comes to men Libby has a strict love’m and leave’m policy, but Simon, her latest friend with benefits decides she’s not going anywhere, Alexander Burnham Steps into help.
Alex (Mr. Burnham if you’re in the bedroom) has been mourning his best friend for the last 21 years not really believing in his heart that she was truly gone. His dreams of her big brown eyes and his broken promise haunt his dreams nightly. He sees her in every face on the street, so when he looks into Libby’s frightened big brown eyes he’s sure it’s just his imagination it couldn’t be her, or could it?
The spark between the two is immediate, but unlike other books, the two don’t immediately jump into bed and run off into the sunset. T.K. Leigh draws out their sexual tension. Alexander is quite the alpha male; domineering and demanding, making sure he always has control of the situation and letting Olivia know exactly who’s in charge. Continually keeping Olivia on her toes from the get go saying things like “By the time I’m through sweeping you off your feet, you will be bursting at the seams, begging me to f--- you, never wanting another man inside of you again”.
Olivia is more than happy to comply with his demands in the bedroom because it gives her a chance to feel instead of think. However, even the explosive sex can’t erase her nightmares of the day she lost her parents.
Will Olivia allow Alex to take care of her, or will his secrets and her insecurities tear them apart?
I liked this book, I thought the plot was well thought out and executed. Again, I was happy that instead of Alex and Olivia meeting and falling in love right away there is a much more realistic story line happening. However I wasn’t thrilled that the book ended with a cliffhanger L but I’ll just have to read the next book in the series, I’[m just glad that I don’t have to wait very long, since it’s due out February 4th of this year.