Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Ivy and Jake were lovers until Jake’s scheming brother interfered. Three months after they part ways, a theft against Jake’s logging company brings them back together. Ivy’s brother is the culprit and she’s desperate to keep him out of jail. She’s prepared to offer Jake a payment plan—but he has other ideas on how she can pay the debt.
Jake’s been missing Ivy, and he figures a weekend of sex, anywhere, anytime and any way, will cure his hunger. Ivy gives in to his demands and before the weekend is over, more than one truth is uncovered, giving them hope for the future.
HER HANDS ON MAN is everything a short story should be. From the beginning, you have ingrained chemistry between the characters, aided by their conflicted past, and a fast paced race to the finish. From the get-go, the energy between Ivy and Jake is positively electric.
Ivy has a problem, and it unfortunately involves her ex’s logging company. She goes to broker a deal to keep her brother out of trouble and runs into the last person she wants to see. She and Jake haven’t spoken since he caught her in a compromising position with his brother (and while the explanation behind that compromising position was a little hackneyed, it didn’t take away from the story) – but Ivy hasn’t stopped thinking about Jake, and Jake definitely hasn’t stopped thinking about Ivy. When Jake offers Ivy the solution she seeks at the price of her body, she accepts…though reluctantly. What ensues is a terrific back-and-forth, steamy sexual encounters, and enough heart to keep the reader captivated to the end.
Readers looking for a hot break from reality will not want to miss this.
4 Tea Cups!