Title: One Sexy Ride by Vivian Arend
Thompson & Sons Book Two
Publisher: Vivian Arend
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 167 pages
Book Rating: B
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His goal is to stand firm
As the middle child in a big family, Len Thompson has found it easy to slip under the radar. His relationships outside the family-run garage tend to run a mile wide but only an inch deep as he keeps his heart, body and soul protected. But when the one woman he’s always wanted makes it known she’ll soon be leaving town, he can’t resist letting her into his carefully constructed fortress.
Her gift is rocking his world
Chasing her best friend’s big brother has both entertained and frustrated Janey for years. She’s not sure what triggered his change of heart, but hell, yeah, she’ll accept it. All of it. Every kiss, every touch, every bit of body-shaking pleasure. Working to meet her renovation deadline is suddenly not nearly as interesting as the mind-blowing escapades she’s enjoying with the big sexy mechanic.
When old fears threaten, Len must finally choose—face his past or let their future crumble.
Fans of friends to lovers love stories are going to love Vivian Arend’s One Sexy Ride. This second installment in her Thompson & Sons series is a sweet yet sexy romance between Len Thompson and his younger sister’s good friend Janey Watson.
Janey and Len are well-drawn and realistic protagonists who are complete opposites. Janey has a vivacious, outgoing personality and she enthusiastically embraces life. Len is quiet, reserved and he sits back and observes everyone around him. Janey is an open book while Len is the epitome of the strong, silent type.
Janey and Len have been a part of one another’s lives for a long time and this longstanding history provides a realistic backdrop for their transition from friends to lovers. They remain pretty true to their personalities with Janey jumping wholeheartedly into their relationship while Len wants to take things a little slower. Their romance begins with sweetly innocent dates that heat up pretty quickly and Len’s reluctance to take their relationship to the a more intimate level results in the first of his unexpected revelations.
Their mostly laidback and easygoing relationship hits a major snag when Len’s unresolved past comes between them. But Janey is not completely blameless in the situation since she has not been completely honest with Len about a decision she has made concerning her future. This conflict provides a major turning point for Len but Janey’s lack of communication is never addressed and he (unfairly) shoulders the burden for repairing the rift between them.
With One Sexy Ride, Vivian Arend brings readers another enchanting love story that is full of vibrant and engaging characters. The story is well-written and quite heartwarming and the sex scenes are scorching hot. A wonderful addition to the Thompson & Sons series that old and new fans are sure to love!