From the blurb:
Millionaire Quinn Randel is a world-class philanthropist and a world-class ass. He has a perfect life and doesn’t want to muck it up with marriage and kids. And then he meets luscious Kylee Steele; barmaid, single mother and college student. Kylee makes him nervous with just a look and her kisses take him completely out of his comfort zone. Can he stop being a jerk to find love? Will the secret he carries close to his heart keep them apart?
Kylee Steele let her guard down once for love and received a broken heart, but also a beautiful daughter. Things are finally starting to go right. She’s a hard worker with her eye on the prize — a PhD in psychology. Smooth-talking Quinn Randel comes at her with intense bedroom eyes and an attitude that he can have her despite her efforts to shut him down. His relentless pursuit puts her heart, head and body at odds. She wants him but he’s a risk she can’t afford. She wants him but guys like him are not in it for the long haul. She wants him…
I very much enjoyed the first book in Jan Romes’s ‘Texas Boys Falling Fast’ series, Married to Maggie, and I knew this next book wouldn’t disappoint. Still, having met Quinn in Married to Maggie, I couldn’t quite see how Jan would make him a likeable hero – he really is deplorable in that book! But my goodness, she expertly achieves it.
I just love a story in which the main characters go on a journey to conquer their fears and, though finding who they really are, find the person they want to be with. This book delivers at every turn, and by the end I was rooting for Quinn to get his girl.
I love the set of characters in the story. Through realistic dialogue and believable interactions, they live and breathe beyond the pages. It was great to check in on the hero and heroine of Married to Maggie, and also to get a sense of where the next book may lead – I really like the interconnections; clever and original.
Maggie, for me, was a heroine par excellence, but she was a little upstaged at times… by her cute three-year-old daughter. She made my heart melt! She was also a sobering element of the story, because she never let me forget the reason Maggie can’t afford to get hurt again, and must protect her little family at all costs.
The writing is effortless – witty, sassy, memorable – and the pace kept me turning the pages long after I should have put the lights out and gone to sleep! And the passion… perfectly executed and sizzling hot. But for me it is the tender moments that are most moving; there’s a vulnerability to the characters beneath their talk-the-talk exteriors, and I loved getting to know that side of them.
Definitely a book to put on your holiday reading list this summer. Now I’m off to download Book 3, Taming Tori (and she sure needs some taming!).
Keeping Kylee is available now from Amazon; click on the book cover below to visit the store.