Pay Up

A Hot Firefighter Book, #1

Best friends since they met, it’s the only outlet Carly Wagner has for her passion for Rio. He was in a relationship when they met. When he was single she wasn’t. So she settled for friendship. Now they are both single and Carly wants more but doesn’t know how to go about getting it. When a moment becomes sexual Rio solves the problem by proposing a sexy bet and she shocks him when she accepts. The question now is how to act around him. And how to get what she really wants.

Rio has lusted after Carly since he saw her in the elevator when she moved in. When he jokingly makes a pass and she catches it, he’s dumbfounded as to what to do. He wants her, but doesn’t want to lose her in the long run. How to deal with his growing feelings without scaring away the one woman who means so much to him?

While it doesn’t usually work to be "just friends" after a break-up it can be the best way to start a long lasting relationship. The blush is off the rose, so to speak, and you see the real person not just the façade they present to the person they are dating. Rio and Carly were adorable as they bumbled around like two porcupines afraid to touch. When they finally make a leap and the people around them exclaim "it’s about time" they realize everyone was more tuned in than they were. With a few laughs and plenty of steam, this was a read you don’t want to miss.

Book Blurb for Pay Up

Neighbor. Friend, Lover.

At least that’s what Carly Wagner wanted Rio Reyes to be. She’d settled for two out of three for almost a year and it just wasn’t enough. Not anymore. When Rio proposes a bet—of the sexual variety—she knows it’s out of character and he’s not really serious, yet she can’t resist. The payoff could mean finally getting her hands on the gorgeous firefighter she’s drooled over since she moved in next door.

The timing had never seemed right for him and Carly, but that hadn’t stopped Rio from imagining wild and wicked things about her. It had been a joke—sort of—but Rio’s shocked when she takes him up on the dumbass bet. Now he’s in a world of hurt, because regardless of who wins, he might be crossing a line he never thought he would, and jeopardizing a friendship that means more to him than anything.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 4.25