Monday, November 2, 2015

Taking Connor written by B.N. Toler (252 pgs) – finished reading 10/31/15 – 4 stars - Contemporary Romance

I thought that the hero in this book was all bad-boy, but underneath he was just a sweetheart of a man. Yes, he was in prison at one time, and yes, he had a shit-load of tattoos, but it was him defending his deceased cousin’s honor that made me swoon for the guy. He was one impressive male with all those muscles and that hard edge that drove his cousin’s wife to lust after him. And, he drove a motorcyle too. Damn!!

Demi hadn’t been with a man in three years, and with Connor living in the extra apartment over her garage, she couldn’t help but be attracted to him. But, he was Blake’s cousin. They had been like brothers. How would Blake feel if they were together? Probably happy because he had loved his cousin, and he had loved his wife fiercely. That’s just the type of guy Blake was. When a horrible act is committed and secrets are revealed, it is devastating for all, including Demi’s best friend’s family as well. Within this story the reader also sees the spectrum disorder autism touched on with awareness and eventually acceptance. It’s believable and honest.

From the beginning the author pulls the reader right into the story. She weaves emotions and drama into the story as every page is turned. The love story was incredible! So much happens for them to get together, and it’s not until maybe three-quarters in, that they finally submit to their feelings. I love a book that creates all that sexual tension! It’s the anticipation of the first time that has me so engrossed in their story. Ms. Toler had me interested the whole time, and I won’t hesitate to pick up another of her books...

Review Written, 11/2/15

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