Sam Crescent reeled me in yet again with this sexy read. I seriously know not to think I'm gonna get anything else done the minute I decide to open one of her stories because chaos could erupt around me and I'd refuse to step out of this story. Cassie Love is a wonderful woman who despite her hard upbringing is full of warmth and goodness and I love watching her prickly reactions to Slade. She is successful and happy and better yet she is loved by so many people. I just wanted her to get her happily ever after. Slade Coal could have been one of the biggest jerks to ever walk the earth but instead his actions all make perfect sense when you get to know him. I enjoyed watching these two circle around one another and it's been days since I've read this and I'm still laughing out loud at the surprise Cassie gets from her best friend. Once again I love this author's style, how she is able to keep her heroes Alpha without being asses, how her heroines are real without being whiny or walked over. How the magic of true love is like a spell she weaves and in doing so she also turns up the temperature for some delicious adult entertainment. If you love sexy contemporary romance, especially with a curvy heroine then this one is an absolute must read!
The Story: After a pretty tumultuous childhood Cassie Love is happy to have a place to call home too bad her sexy coworker is also her neighbor. She thinks he needs to install a revolving door for all his ladies and he thinks she needs to, loosen up. Can these two go from adversaries, to friends, to lovers?
Cassie Love cannot stand Slade Coal. He has absolutely no respect for personal boundaries—he’s also her next-door neighbor and her colleague, the smoking hot, oh-so-popular deputy. All the women in town love him, but not her. Nope.
Slade has his eye on his sexy, curvy neighbor. She’s so prim and proper that he just wants to dirty her up a little. He’ll have to settle for teasing her, though, because Slade doesn’t do relationships, or love.
When Slade and Cassie have a do-over, their attitudes change, and they find they actually have a lot in common, so their friendship is born. Without realizing it, Slade helps to heal Cassie’s broken heart, and in doing so, awakens the woman she has kept buried deep.
But what happens when their friendship changes again and they include a little benefit into the mix? Slade loves to get dirty, and Cassie wants to experience something hot. But to go from friends-with-benefits to down the aisle—is that even possible?