Series: Lone Star Legacy (Book 4)
Nothing tempts like the forbidden...
It had been a night of heart-pounding seduction…. In the morning it
became their little secret. Jared Weston could never see his best
friend's little sister again. But that didn't mean he'd stop wanting
Years later, when the billionaire tycoon hires her, Allison Tyler is all
grown up and hotter than ever. But the new Allison is cautious,
pragmatic -- everything the daredevil thrill seeker is not. She wants
forever; he wants right now. And she's still off-limits. But can a
hot-blooded Texan like Jared choose propriety over passion?
Good book. Jared and Allison had known each other for a long time, but she was always his best friend's bratty little sister. Until the night they ran into each other at a wedding reception. They allowed themselves one hot night together then went their separate ways. When Jared hired her family's company to inventory and catalog a house he'd inherited, Allison was the one who showed up. Jared still finds her incredibly sexy and wants her, but Allison is over her wild days and lives her life more cautiously now. She wants him too, but isn't interested in a fling with him. She doesn't want to risk her heart on him.
Allison hadn't forgotten that one night with Jared. She hoped that she had gotten over the attraction she felt for him and was dismayed to discover that it was stronger than ever. She made it very clear to Jared that she wasn't interested in a fling, especially with him. After losing a brother and her mother in an airplane crash she avoids men who have daredevil tendencies. Jared is a man who likes the physical challenges of those risks and she won't risk her heart by loving such a man. Her brother has also warned her that Jared is not the settling down type and she wants a husband and family. Working with him puts her under siege by his charm and determination and it gets harder to say no. The more time they are together the deeper her feelings for him grow. I liked the way that Allison tried to stay firm with regards to what she wanted from life. I loved seeing how much fun they had together and how much they had in common. As much as she loves him, she knows that she can't handle his lifestyle. It was so hard seeing her give up on her feelings for him and think about settling for so much less.
Jared had been best friends with Allison's brother Sloan for a long time. He had also been warned by Sloan to stay away from Allison. Other than that one night, he had done so, but he had never forgotten that one night. Seeing her again has brought all those memories back and he wants her again. He doesn't understand her resistance because he can see that she wants him too. So he puts his mind to getting her to step outside her rules and have some fun with him. He's not interested in the future, just enjoying the present. Jared remembers the way that his father worked so hard to provide for his family, never taking the time to do the things he dreamed of. By the time he retired and could do them, his health didn't permit it. Jared wasn't going to let that happen to himself. The more time he was with Allison the longer he wanted her to stay with him. He really resisted the idea that he was falling for her until she left because of her fears. I loved the way that he finally faced his feelings and her fears and the solution that he came up with.
I also enjoyed seeing the interfering brother and the way he tried to protect Allison. It was pretty funny to see him tell each one that the other was "all but engaged" in order to keep them apart. I loved seeing him do a complete turnaround when he realized that Allison was giving up a chance at real love.
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