Publication Date: March 19th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Without any conscious thought, Willow’s fingers started tracing the lines of ink on Finn’s skin, and all she could do was watch. He was so solid and warm under her fingertips, his puffs of air growing faster and faster against her neck, then her cheek, then her lips.
And even though it’d been a long time, she knew what was coming a split second before he pressed his mouth against hers. Her sound of protest was lost in the space between their mouths as he swiped his tongue against her lips. And then there was nothing but Finn and his sinful mouth and his body flush against hers. He swept his tongue inside her mouth, and Lord, had he always tasted this good? Had he always kissed this good?
Never breaking away from her mouth, he walked them until Willow’s back was pressed against the wall, and then he just sort of…settled in. His hips held hers against the wall, the length of his erection pressing into her, proving this wasn’t at all one-sided as his hand continued its maddening path along her hip. But then—Lord, then he slipped his thumb under the waistband of her shorts until there was nothing between his rough fingertip and the part of her body forever marked as his. If it were possible, the soft caresses had her melting even further into him.
He kissed her like he was a starving man feasting on his first meal in a month. She’d forgotten how he’d always put his whole body into it, the heat and solidness of him pressing against her, making her feel safe and secure. Finn groaned into her mouth as he deepened the kiss even more, and all she could do was clutch him, one hand fisting the front of his shirt and the other pressed against his side where her tree was eternally imprinted.
“You feel so damn good,” Finn said against her lips.
Willow murmured her agreement into his mouth because there was no denying it. Her body was on fire, her nipples hard points pressing against his chest, her skin lit up from the inside out. And then Finn’s thumb, rubbing maddeningly against her tattoo, slipped to the right until he was as close to the Promised Land as he’d been in a long time. He didn’t try to push it any further, just ran his thumb back and forth right above where she was wet and ready for him until she thought she’d die.
This book has everything I’ve come to expect from a Brighton Walsh romance: real characters with real problems, supporting characters who are just as interesting as the main cast, a couple you can’t help but root for, and blazin’ hot sex scenes. It’s only 16 degrees outside, but you’d never know it because this book is incredibly hot.
Personally, I’m in a place where I’m more drawn to beta heroes right now, but there’s no denying Walsh’s talent at writing the irresistible alpha. Finn is a muscled, tattooed bartender, who also happens to be unbelievably sexy and determined to get what he wants. What he wants is Willow.
Meanwhile, my favorite thing about Willow is probably that she’s got an interesting job, working at City Hall. Can’t say I’ve ever read a romance with a heroine who basically keeps the town running. But she’s so much more than that. She’s got complicated family dynamics, a love for art, and a real passion for her town. The town itself reminded me a bit of Bluebell, Alabama from Hart of Dixie, a show that ended much too soon. It was nice to feel like I had a chance for a return visit.
Overall, SECOND CHANCE CHARMER is a fast, easy read, perfect for a weekend. I’m definitely curious about the next book in the series. Can’t wait to see what happens.
Thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to review.