And so my fangirl crush on Jessica Clare/Jessica Sims/Jill Myles continues…
Grant and Brenna have an unusual relationship. He is all stuffy, controlled and straight-laced, while Brenna is a wild child with purple bangs and tattoos with no boundaries. He’s one of the owners of Wilderness Survival Expeditions and she’s his assistant. Throughout this series we’ve watched them clash, her playing pranks to get under his skin and him glaring at her and basically being frustrated by the chaos she causes in his life. While reading the previous two installments in this series this is the couple who I couldn’t wait to get to. I mean all that testiness between them just seemed like foreplay to me.
When the story opens Grant and Brenna are at their usual push and pull, back and forth craziness. Arguing about everyday things, especially the fact that Brenna just sabotaged Grant’s Audi in order to give Pop something to do, which means that she’ll have to be the one to drive him to get his family from the airport. When they get there Grant’s parents immediately set out to hook their son up with a date, trying to get him back in the dating saddle after being a widower for the last five years. That’s when Brenna steps in and tells a little white lie in order to save him.
It was just surprising that this had come from Brenna, of all people. Annoying, careless, rebel without a cause Brenna. The perpetual thorn in his side. The worst employee ever. The most infuriating and useless woman he’d ever known.
The only one who had come to his defense this morning.
So now his family thinks they’re dating. Which means they expect her to be staying at his cabin. Which means they are stuck together, driving each other nuts. That’s when the sexy times start and they can’t get enough of each other.
“Be gentle,” she said, fluttering her eyelashes. “It’s my first time… with you.”
“Are you serious?”
“Rarely ever. Serious is no fun.”
I loved this couple. While there are a lot of laughs and some ridiculously hot sexy times between them, both Brenna and Grant have serious issues to work through to make it work with each other. Brenna appears to be the carefree, fun loving girl who’s afraid of every kind of commitment, which frustrated me a tad bit until I realized why she is the way she is and then everything made sense. Grant is controlling and afraid of adventure, which puzzled me at first since he’s part owner of a survivalist camp, but then his back story came out and I completely understood his fear. This couple was just as fun and sexy as I thought they would be, but at the same time I enjoyed watching the deep feelings and closeness slowly build between them.
It was refreshing to see a heroine as bold and carefree as Brenna. Her energy appealed to me on every level. Jessica Clare writes a mean erotic contemporary romance, so of course this love story is filled with smoking hot love scenes. Brenna and Grant quickly find that everything they thought drove them crazy about each other now drive them wild for very different reasons. Grant quickly falls for this woman who brings him back to life after years of living in guilt and pain, it’s Brenna that constantly puts on the brakes and tries to keep everything causal and carefree. I loved the role reversal. In the end Grant really has to work hard to get a commitment from his girl. Willing to do whatever it takes to keep her in his life.
I’m so happy that this series will be continuing on and elated that Grant’s sister Elise is up next. She’s painfully shy, but has her sights set on the tatted up, hard bodied new employee and I can’t wait to see her get her man. Final Grade- B
And she tightened her fist and squeezed hard. “Now say my name,” she teased. “And tell me that you belong to me.”
“Brenna,” he bit out, his voice tight with desire. His gaze hadn’t left her face for an instant, utterly focused on her. “I am totally and completely yours.”