Wanted: Sexy sun-kissed surfer for hot summer fling.
Innocent Alexia Burton needs to become sexually confident for an upcoming acting role, and that means taking a lover.
Someone she’s attracted to. Someone who’ll teach her what she needs to know, but not ask for more than she's prepared to give. She needs to learn the intensity of true desire and then have him walk away.
Parker Hargreaves is determined to make amends for treating Alexia badly all those years ago. He's changed and wants her to think better of him. If that means letting her sharpen her sexual moves on him, so be it. He’ll do it. His playboy reputation certainly won’t suffer.
He just doesn't count on walking away being so hard.
Ah, if this story doesn't want me to leave this winter, cold and snow behind, and embrace the sun, the surf, the sand... Preferably in Australia!
I love stories that are based in Australia, the nuances of the culture, language with unique sayings is just fascinating.
The story is easy to relate to, I mean, who doesn't have that one person in our teen years, that we made a mistake with, with words or actions, and we wish we could just take it all back. So much so, that the event might have changed us as a person. And what will happen when/if you meet that person again, talk about awkward...
So after many complications, and despite the past history, Parker and Alexia not only become friends, but start a holiday fling. But emotions go deeper, falling in love doesn't ask for permission. There's sweet, tender yet passionate relationship, some past and present pain to overcome, compromises to be made, meeting halfway to be accepted.
It was delightful, and partly amusing, to see Parker and Alexia work the past, and start to build the relationship. I liked that they both realized they were indeed privileged in their positions in life. The stubborn streak, career oriented attitude, and broken heart, teach both of them lessons in life. It was a quick read, with sunny skies, and lovely beach town atmosphere, but it also had an interesting life lesson, and the ending was just so perfect...
~ Three 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