Series: More Than…Book 2
Author: Jess Dee
Blurb: It was just sex…until the booty calls got serious. When Sarah Deacon’s new relationship comes to an unexpected end, she heads straight for the one place she can always find no-strings comfort—her neighbor’s bed. Charlie, who’s made it clear sex is all he wants, is only too happy to oblige. Hot sex with a gorgeous surfer any time she’s single and in the mood? Oh, yeah. She’s all signed up for that course. Charlie Hudson knows he’s all wrong for the sexy geneticist. After all, what could a long-haired school dropout have in common with a classy academic? Nothing…except maybe a burning desire for her that just won’t quit no matter how often they have sex. Sensing the breakup has damaged her self-worth, Charlie cooks up a plan to introduce her to three “appropriate” men who’ll show her she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. But when his matchmaking begins to work too well, he realizes there’s only one thing worse than not having her in his bed. Losing the chance to make her his forever. Warning: One blond-haired, blue-eyed surfer dude + red-hot booty calls = a book you will not be able to put down (unless you plan to go surfing…or jump your guy.)
Thoughts: This book had an interesting storyline. Charlie is in love with Sarah, however he thinks she is way too good for him, so he sets out to find someone who he feels is worthy of her. But he also feels the urge to keep giving in to their booty call status – as well, as cross boundaries that they haven’t before – because he can’t keep himself from trying to reinforce his own role in her life. While Sarah is obviously attracted to him, she also knows that Charlie isn’t the type of guy who wants to be tied down to marriage. When she realizes that she’s in love with him, can she make this more than just a booty call? Can she convince Charlie that they can turn “sometimes” into “forever”? The storyline sounded interesting, and from the beginning I was really caught up in the plot. I enjoyed how Simon wanted to find happiness for Sarah, regardless of whether that happiness was with him or not. But I really enjoyed how their sexual encounters would intensify the more Simon felt possessive and scared of losing Sarah. The way their relationship changed into something more substantial was interesting to read. However, the book lacked a little something for me. While you felt the sexual desire between the two, it felt a little to emotionless for me. It seemed like there wasn’t much between them but the sex. It was supposedly there, but I just didn’t “feel” it. I wish it would have drawn me in a little bit more emotionally, but overall it was a good solid read. It wasn’t a compelling read for me, but an overall good book.