Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 3
He’s not the man her father wants her to marry…
Cade Kildare is wild, handsome as hell, and completely out of her reach. Avia Rockwell must forget him and find a suitable husband. But one kiss from Cade makes passion ignite and all of her promises fall to pieces. When a mystery man comes to call, Avia is faced with a tough decision…follow her heart or make her family proud.
From Northern California’s wine country to the streets of San Francisco, two lovers battle each other and the evil forces bent on tearing them apart.
This is a really fun, really passionate read and I enjoyed every second of it. For me, a mark of good writing is if the moment the hero first sees the heroine is memorable. Boy-oh-boy, is it ever memorable in this story, Avia slaps the heck out of Cade and goes back for a second try.
That moment is a pretty good representation for how their relationship progresses throughout much of the book. Cade is a hot hero. He’s the kind of man readers love to find in their romance novels. He’s strong, handsome, driven…and totally unacceptable for the Avia…at least as far as her overbearing father is concerned. This book is nothing if not a lesson in judging a book by its cover because the man considered to be more preferable to Avia is not anyone the reader wants her to be with.
The love scenes are hot and steamy (They will fog up your glasses) and it is a relatively short book but, unlike so many at this length, I wasn’t left feeling like I wanted more. I felt like Bonita did a good job of telling their story in the allotted length.
I was very impressed and will look for more from this author.
4 Tea Cups!