Synopsis: With the figure of a sex symbol and a career as a lingerie executive, Greer Lothrop is used to attracting more than her fair share of male attention. After years of unwanted stares, she is far more comfortable playing mother hen than femme fatale.
She’s shocked when there’s nothing motherly about the feelings her new neighbor, engineer Ryan McCullough, arouses in her. She’s never been attracted to a man of such raw sexuality before. What is it about Ryan that has her confiding in him—and falling into his arms—within hours of meeting?
It’s clear Ryan isn’t interested in Greer for her chicken soup. He’s not falling for her girl-next-door routine either, no matter how hard she tries to deny their chemistry. He knows there’s a passionate woman behind the facade—and he knows just how to awaken her…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I’ve read a good amount of Jennifer Greene to say that I will always look for her books if I see it. This book gave me a hard time to get into. It took me several tries to get myself attached to the two main characters. I may not relate to Greer, and that could be the original problem. It seemed like Greer had to justify herself everywhere: to the other characters in the book and to me, the reader.
Greer and Ryan are neighbors who first meet in the hallway of their apartment building. They have a knight-in-shining-armor romance that Greer tries to resist. I feel there were too many words used to describe everything. Greer may not be a character that I personally relate with, and that may be the problem for me. Ryan is great. He is the type of guy that you’d want on your side, regardless if it is romantic or platonic. He is a take charge sort of guy even if Greer seems independent herself. What happens between these two is a more realistic scenario than other books I’ve read in this genre. It is definitely worth a read.