Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.
But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.
Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.
Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…
It was all I needed anyway, right? It’s not as if he was going to really commit to me, marry me, offer to impregnate me and father all our children.
“Are you sure about this, Avery?” He cupped my face with his rough hands. “You still have a choice. You can turn that cute ass around and march out that door—hell, you can even slam it on the way out. I’ll even let you keep the steak.”
“Are you offering me an out?”
“Do you offer that to every girl?”
“Do they ever take it?”
“What do you want me to do?”
He paused. “You know, nobody has ever asked me that before.”
Probably because nobody cared about what else he had to offer besides what was dangling between his legs.
“I’m asking. Right now.” I wrapped my arms around his neck. “What does Thorn want?”
“You didn’t full-name me.”
“It seems to make you even more arrogant, God forbid.”
His grin made me weak, so weak that I had to hold on to him for strength. Funny how things come full circle. How he’d always been my rock.
He held all the power. Lucas Thorn . . . could destroy me.
“Stay.” He brushed a soft kiss across my lower lip. “I want you to stay.”
Review: What a good read. I managed to knock this out in one sitting when I realized that the secondary characters sounded so familiar to me, but I will save that for another day. Anyway, this book has the right amount of sexual tension and humor to make it hard to put down. I was cracking up one minute and screaming just do it already the next. But let me tell you when they do…well, you will have to read that part. Ms. Van Dyken does a wonderful job with the push and pull between these two characters because I was torn with their storyline. It was hard for me to decide if I could truly root for them or not considering she broke girl code. Like, do not pass GO do not collect $200 type of violation. So you can see why this was a bit difficult to get behind. Don’t even try to consider this a spoiler it is in the darn blurb!! Anyway, it wasn’t until little pieces of the past get dropped strategically in places throughout the story that I realise this is not what it seems and someone needs to slap a bitch! So yeah, this was a pretty good one, anytime I am ready to slap someone it’s a good book.
Quick beach read (which garnered me my first sunburn) but I loved it. 4.0 stars!
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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