Published: December 17, 2012
Retired military Colonel Caleb Edgington has spent two long years trying to achieve the most important mission objective of his life—but not behind enemy lines. He’s trying to capture a woman with a broken heart. Having lost at love once, he understands being gun shy. The residual fears from Carlotta Buckley’s nasty divorce have stood between them, but he’s done with that. And he’s got the perfect strategy to lure her in…
Carlotta never thought she’d fall in love again. Once bitten, she’s now more than twice shy. And Caleb is everything she can’t handle—fierce, relentless, uncompromising…sexual. She’s managed to mostly avoid him, but now his son and her daughter need their help. Can Caleb and the spirit of the season convince her that she’s ready to take a chance on love again?
I came across this book while browsing OverDrive and choose it because of the short synopsis even though it was #6.5 in the series.
This is the first contemporary romance I have read or listened to that involved an older man and woman (in their early 50’s) and I found it totally refreshing and hot and steamy at the same time. Why more books aren’t written about this age group, or even older, I don’t know, but I would assume that the demographic for contemporary/erotic romances are much younger. Maybe I’m in a minority, but I don’t think so. Adult women of ANY age enjoy this type of book.
Anyway-back to the book. Caleb is a retired military man and a dominant, who hasn’t had a submission woman for many many years. He has had an interest in Carlotta, the mother-in-law of one of his sons for a couple of years. Carlotta is divorced and her ex-husband was a complete a**hole and treated her like dirt and made her feel worthless. She doesn’t want another relationship with a controlling man.
A situation comes up where Caleb needs the help of Carlotta so he makes his move and the description of the scene was spot on erotic. They are interrupted before the sex act itself is done but they do eventually manage to come together, so to speak, and again the author does a fantastic job with the dialogue and description. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Caleb is a dominant at heart and talks “dirty” like nobody’s business.
The book also brings together characters from former books and made me want to read or listen to as many as I can find.
If this one is any indication as to the “sexiness” of the others, I can’t wait. (pant pant)