An unexpected tenderness
She may be the co-owner of an elite lingerie boutique that caters to women's intimate fantasies, but Autumn Dupree doesn't believe in happy endings. Although determined to keep her own romantic yearnings under wraps, she reluctantly agrees to be her sister's maid of honor. Worse, she has to share the nuptial festivities with Chicago's most irresistible bachelor…
Best man Ajay Reed arouses a passion Autumn longs to fulfill. The entrepreneurial nightclub owner has his own reasons for guarding his heart. But the alluring temptress is awakening new feelings he cannot deny. Can Ajay convince Autumn that they both need to take a leap of faith? As well as trust in the promise of a love that could give them everything they ever dreamed of?
Such a tender and sensual journey into love, the forever kind, the unexpected, and all dreams fulfilling kind.
This journey between Ajay and Autumn takes its time, the book covers nearly a year's time, as they prepare their sibling's wedding. There are random meetings, dates that were not planned, heated moments in most unexpected places, movie nights at home. Slowly, but surely, they get to know each other, they learn to trust each other, they see each other like no one else does, and share some painful, deep things from their pasts, that has molded them to be the people they are today.
The characters are all highly likable, charismatic, and charming. I like this series, because the stories have enough drama and life built into them, that there's no need for angst in between the characters.
The time they take to move from acquaintances to friends, to something more is delicate, admirable, and enthralling. There's something very glamorous in the life they live, but it is not over the top, just suits them well.
I am completely enamored with Ajay and Autumn, I didn't want the story to end. I hope there's more to come in this enticing and sensual series
~ Four Spoons and 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