Dragonfly Kisses is an enjoyable, well-written erotic romance.
First there's Dylan Deveney, a hero with a troubled past, and I love heroes with troubled pasts. It enriches the character and gives him plenty of depth. Dylan is the type of believable MC who elicits much sympathy from the reader. After his wife left him, he wants to drink himself to death as a way to cope with depression. There's another, much sadder reason for his chronic depression, but I won't go into it because it's a spoiler.
Secondly, there's Cassie French, Dylan's sexy, popular neighbor who changes the hero's life in a good way. Cassie awakens Dylan's lust when she goes skinny-dipping, having no idea she was being watched. Dylan finds that, after seeing a nude Cassie, he's not dead inside after all. His sexual reawakening has begun.
Dylan cuts back on drinking, starts exercising, and improves himself in time to meet his romantic interest in person. Cassie and her friends help Dylan to his cabin after he hurts himself in an embarrassing fall. That's when the steamy romance starts.
Eventually, there's a bit of a misunderstanding that causes a temporary rift in their relationship.
Overall, I loved the laugh-out-loud, humorous moments. Dragonfly Kisses has the right amount of wit, tear-jerking emotion, and steaminess to make a terrific read. I'm glad I became a NOR reviewer, otherwise I might not have discovered Ms. York's books.
Rated 4.5 stars. Enjoy your NOR Top Pick, Ms. York! You deserve it.
Dylan Deveney has no interest in a wild fling. He simply wants a quiet place where he can try to forget a painful past and, barring that, drink himself to death. But when he catches a glimpse of his exquisite neighbor—in the buff—his passion for life reignites.
Cassie French can’t resist Dylan’s allure. From his scruffy beard to his earring to his intriguing dragonfly tattoo, she’s crazy about him. And sex between them is scorching. Everything seems perfect…until a tragedy from Dylan’s past threatens to ruin everything.