From the blurb:
The sweetest temptation…
Sophie Sullivan fell head over heels for Jake McCann at the age of five. Twenty years later, the notorious bad boy still sees her as the “nice” Sullivan twin. When they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it’s time to make him see her for who she truly is…the woman who will love him forever.
Jake has always been a magnet for women, but the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend’s off-limits sister…he can’t risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret.
But when Sophie appears on his doorstep, Jake’s every fantasy comes to life, and he doesn’t have a hope of taking his eyes, or hands, off her. Jake knows loving Sophie isn’t the right thing to do, but one look at her and he knows he can’t possibly resist.
A great, passionate, easy read.
The story begins with Jake and Sophie at a wedding, where at last Sophie catches Jake’s eye thanks to a bold makeover and a less-than-subtle come-on. Poor Jake – how can he resist, especially given the fact he’s been in love with Sophie for a lifetime?
From there, romance blossoms – and then is blocked by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Which leads to a surprising twist. Which leads, ultimately, to a wonderfully satisfying ‘happy family’ ending.
I love the characterisation of Sophie as a librarian – which doesn’t have to mean remotely that she isn’t a sensual and inventive woman:
Sophie was neither a virgin nor a prude, despite what people might otherwise assume of librarians. On the contrary, if people knew just how well-read she was on the subject of sex, they would likely be shocked. Especially Jake. Wouldn’t it be something to shock Jude who clearly thought he’d written the book on seduction?
This is one of those books you can read in one, or perhaps two, sittings, because the story moves along at pace and isn’t too weighty. But that’s not to say it’s a story without depth, or passion – such passion!
An ideal book for passing a pleasant afternoon curled up on the sofa, or to read over a steaming hot drink in a cosy café.
I Only Have Eyes for You is available now from Amazon; click on the book cover below to visit the store.