Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: BEA 2016
Goodreads: Love comes along when it’s least wanted
Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.
Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can’t seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…
Ope’s Opinion: I love how independent Honor is. I like stories of strong women, they are encouraging and set good examples. The renovations on the house was my favorite part of the story. The constant explicit sex scenes was my least favorite part of the story. I know this book is in the romance genre, so I expected some intimate relationships, but this just seemed to be too much of the focus for me.
I did like how Jason, his brother and his nephew helped Honor from the minute she moved into the house next door. They were really good neighbors to her, became friends and quickly moved the relationship on from there.
Lexie was a good friend to Honor, but her idea of relationships with men was way off for me. I wish she had more respect for herself and higher standards.
If you are a fan of Lori Foster you will probably love this book.