Author: L.D. Davis
Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Do you have an object of obsession? For Lindsey, her obsession is the deadly sexy Rhys, who makes her toes curl, her temperature rise, and other parts of her body react beyond her control. Rhys always avoided emotional attachments to women…until Lindsey; but a dark family secret keeps Rhys from giving Lindsey the commitment she deserves. Lindsey discovers Rhys's secret the hard way while her own dark past occasionally rears its ugly head. Laced with laugh out loud humor and steamy moments, follow Lindsey as she collects pieces of Rhys in her quest to find the whole man.
Flirty Review: Four Lip Bites
Lindsey is very real in this book, that's one of the better traits in Davis' writing style. She can really capture a person's emotions, reactions, and humor. There are undercurrents with this book that are very series. Davis has had a theme of physical abuse with her female protagonists. The abuse doesn't define Lindsey though. In fact, she really pushes it off when dealing with it. Her defense is definitely her humor in regards to her ex-husband. I read some other reviews that the abuse wasn't forefront and not taken seriously enough, but in this case of Lindsey's character, it's very apropos for her to not face it full-on. I think it was part of her character's personality to treat everything with humor and not be serious all the time. That's one of the things I really loved about this book. Lindsey is very strong even if she doesn't know it.
Add to the mix, a hot attraction to her co-worker,Rhys (another theme from L.D Davis, co-workers falling in love). The two start a no-commitment relationship even though they are very committed from the get-go. Rhys has demons that hold back his journey to move forward. You really don't see these demons for a while which irked me for a little. The story comes to a head when Lindsey leaves and moves to California. She learns that Rhys isn't enough for her to stay since he can't get over his inner turmoil.
What I wasn't hot with was the ending when Lindsey's ex shows up again. I feel like his character wasn't developed enough and the obvious threat of his appearance didn't make sense because of this. I wanted a little more at the end, but the was content with the story overall. Davis can really write a sex scene and I think her characters can really take a scene and come alive. I will be reading more from L.D. Davis soon!