Author: H K Carlton
TBR Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 4 stars - Recommended Read
Heat: 4/5 - Smoking Hot
Call Barstow has grown up with strong morals and a close family. Now he’s ready to take on his father’s company and become even more responsible. Then the wild child from his youth reappears. Karis Hirt, who had pursued him from middle school, is also the sister of his best friend and therefore off-limits. Something Kris has tried to undermine all along and taken great pains to show him – to the ruination of her reputation and scorn of even her own family. The difference in their family dynamics is a large part of their becoming who they are. This is the story of finding each other once again, now more mature, and able to learn from one another.
I did enjoy the story. However, for me it kept veering from sweet to erotic. Both worked, but the hot and heavy sex and memory of sex seemed at odds with the story that was being told now, and felt a little unbalanced to me. The characters are fully fleshed and have strong personalities that come through. I didn’t realize until later in the book how young they both still were – she still in college and him recently graduated. That helped me to understand the dynamic between them. I’d say try it out some rainy weekend and enjoy yourself.