What happens when a Girl Genius and a Sexy Jock meet? A lot of pheromone sniffing and two insatiable sexual appetites!
This book marks a few firsts for me:
1. First Harlequin KISS
2. First Amy Andrews read
I don't know if this is the norm for other Harlequin KISS books, or if it's just Amy Andrews's great writing style, but this book reminded me of the old Harlequin Temptations. I always loved those books and hated when they fizzled out. Amy's voice is fun and brilliant! The plot's not overly complicated or dramatic, but is far from uninteresting. It held my attention without any problem.
Cassiopeia "Cassie" Barclay is a Mensa-level smarty pants; think Sheldon Cooper ("Big Bang Theory") and Temperance Brennan ("Bones"). Cassie's unemotional, logical
, and doesn't believe in love because it can't be proven by science. She believe in pheromones, though, and Tuck's are a thing of magic!
Samuel "Tuck" Tucker is an ex-football QB and businessman. He's no dumb jock, though he lets Cassie (very comically) believe he is when they first meet. He's had a tough few years emotionally, so he does what any alpha man would do...he sleeps with a lot of women. Yep, he's a player, but it doesn't take him long to realize Cassie's different.
What starts as just sex spirals into relationship territory quickly. Cassie can't get enough of Tuck's...err
pheromones, and he lures her (all logical-like
) into living with him for the three months she's at university finishing up her PhD. It's the perfect solution for her to concentrate on her studies without concentrating on how much her body craves Tuck's!
Tuck knows how he feels before Cassie. Poor Cassie has a lot of emotional-growing to do and has to learn, the hard way, what love is all about. I love that it's Cassie's best friends who swoop in to help her piece everything together!Highly Recommended!