As the middle child in a big family, Len Thompson has found it easy to slip under the radar. His relationships outside the family-run garage tend to run a mile wide but only an inch deep as he keeps his heart, body and soul protected. But when the one woman he’s always wanted makes it known she’ll soon be leaving town, he can’t resist letting her into his carefully constructed fortress.
Her gift is rocking his world
Chasing her best friend’s big brother has both entertained and frustrated Janey for years. She’s not sure what triggered his change of heart, but hell, yeah, she’ll accept it. All of it. Every kiss, every touch, every bit of body-shaking pleasure. Working to meet her renovation deadline is suddenly not nearly as interesting as the mind-blowing escapades she’s enjoying with the big sexy mechanic.
When old fears threaten, Len must finally choose—face his past or let their future crumble."
A wickedly tempting and highly combustible second complete novel in the Thompson & Sons series by Vivian Arend.
The story centers around Len, the brother who has always presented as the quieter one, mostly keeping to himself, which has caused small town speculations to run rampant. But they couldn't be further from the truth. The man has always been in tight control of himself, until his biggest challenge, his sister's best friend Janey, throws the biggest temptation his way.....she might not be sticking around, causing him to throw caution to the wind.
She has never made any bones about wanting Len, and Janey couldn't be more surprised when he finally asks her out. Baffled really. But she isn't about to look a gift horse in the mouth. Struggling to pave her own road in life and not fulfill her family's expectations, she is due for something to go her way for once. And when given the opportunity to break down a barrier or two with Len, she is more than ready for the 'challenge'.
A refreshing twist makes this story extremely unique - of course I am unable to divulge any more than that, except to say that it is rarely seen in romance books!! Make of that what you like, but trust me when I say that that 'twist' gives this novel its own flavour, a special point of view that is very exciting.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between the brothers. The playfull ribbing, the brotherly concern and the contrast from one to the next. There are plenty of brothers left for another decent amount of books in this series yet!! Vivian Arend is a relatively new-found 'love' of mine, and I'm excited each time I can get my hands on a new book!