I finished this book in about two days and it was amazing. Imagine having your whole world turned upside down because of something your father and brother did. When the public eye is focused on Arden, she tries to find a way to not only cope but deal with her panic attacks. One of her solutions is a private drawing class that takes place in her friend's house. When the model comes in she has a definite connection with him and as they get to know each other and depend on each other, their story becomes sweet and heartfelt.
Seth is a marine who has been on four tours and suffered a great loss. Being a bike messenger and model for art students gets him the money he needs and the adrenaline rush too. Civilian life was tough at first but he’s slowly getting used to it and keeps things bottled up tight until he meets Arden. When she hires him to model for her at her place he doesn’t say no and whatever happens after that happens.
Anne Calhoun painted a wonderful relationship between Seth and Arden, they are both going through things that would break a normal person. The sex is hot and I loved the connection they have with each other. They have trust, aren’t afraid to try new things and they have fun which is the most important part, I think. They each learn something about themselves as well as each other. They also have to decide are they worth holding each other up or do they walk away?
This was an excellent book and I highly, highly recommend it.
The author of The List continues her sinfully addictive Irresistible series with a provocative new novel about a woman inspired by her most forbidden desires…
Arden MacCarren can’t afford to lose control. Her family’s investment house has failed, their professional reputation is all but destroyed, and it’s up to Arden to hold the line. The only distraction she allows herself is a weekly drawing class where she can forget everything. Then she meets Seth Malone. When he poses in her class, strong, mysterious, and unbearably sexy, she can’t resist him. The only thing she can do is keep it purely physical—no emotions, no strings, and definitely no telling.
Seth understands responsibilities, both Arden’s and his own. During his last tour as a Marine he lost his best friends to an IED. He has a duty to look after his buddies’ survivors. All he allows himself is the stolen moments with Arden. But as he’s drawn into Arden’s battle with her demons, he comes face-to-face with his own. Seth will have to choose between a duty he can’t ignore and the longing to inspire Arden’s every desire—mind, soul, and body…