With her long blond hair and flowy skirts, Rhys Glover's new neighbor is the sexiest woman he's ever seen. He quickly learns she's also free-spirited and impulsive—the total opposite of his own personality.
They should be like oil and water. Instead, the chemistry between them is like oxygen and flame.
But when Rhys's next assignment for Cobalt & Dane security leads him right back to Wren, Rhys begins to walk a very fine line between ethics and desire.
He believes he can trust Wren, but can he trust himself when he's with her?
And if she is keeping her own dangerous secrets, will he be able to walk away?
I fell for Rhys and Wren from the start, while they were trying to navigate through the lustful haze they were in for each other. The story started with such an enthralling way, it was easy to immerse in it, and get lost in the deceit and abuse involved with the art gallery, not to mention the sensual and ardent doting Rhys and Wren were involved in.
They were steaming hot, so enamored with each other, it was adorable and charming. Of course, there was more to them, and to their relationship than the physical attraction. But the secrets Wren was holding was about to change everything and put any possibility of any kind of future together in peril.
Both Rhys and Wren are honest, kind-hearted, caring people. They both have had their hurts and trials in the past, and are careful whom they trust, and to whom they open up to, share their secrets with. Both of them have their quirks, that in my opinion made them even more lovable, but it seemed not everyone agreed. It bothered me a bit how everyone, even her closest friends, was so adamant to say Wren never thought what she did, was impulsive, and hasty, when she was actually just trying to help them, take care of their problems. Yes, maybe she didn't use the best methods, but she did have a heart of gold. It wasn't a major issue to me, but it came up frequently, and I wanted to stand up for her and defend her. Yes, that is how emotionally involved I got with the tale.
The mystery at the gallery, the abuse, the connection with Rhys to it all, it was done well, it was intense, and big part of the plot. The way the different layers of that drama was peeled off, one by one, gave a kick to the story, spiced it up.
There's a lot of food and cooking involved in the story as Wren and Rhys get to know each other, and a scene with chocolate that is delicious, if I may say so.
A delightfully sensual story with characters that were likable and easy to relate to, mixed with elements of menace and peril and deceit in the art world, are the makings of an engaging and lively story
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me