After spending her thirtieth birthday with her parents, straight-as-an-arrow Abby Simmons drowns her sorrows in a bottle of tequila and a splash of margarita mix. All she wants is a little excitement, one chance to go wild before she settles back into her regularly scheduled life. Fueled by liquid courage, Abby sets out to give herself the perfect gift—her bad-boy neighbor, firefighter Lukas Marlow.Sure, Lukas likes intoxicated girls looking to turn their fantasies into reality as much as the next guy, but this is sweet little Abby. Definitely on the do-not-touch list. Determined to save her from embarrassment, he sends her away with an order to sleep it off and a promise to fulfill her desires in the sober light of day. Confident he’s scared her away for good, nothing could have shocked him more than an email from Abby the next morning, outlining her sexual to-do list.Turns out his quiet neighbor isn’t such a good girl after all, and Lukas has no other choice but to make her burn.
Review: Turning 30 is supposed to make you want to look back at all the great memories and to look forward to the next 30 years, right? Well not for Abby Simmons. Spending her birthday with her parents and being home and possibly in bed before 10 o’clock is not the life that she wants for herself. Enter her gorgeous neighbor, Lukas Marlow, sexy firefighter and sexual aficionado. If only he saw her as more than a little sister than maybe Abby could get her darkest birthday secrets fulfilled. But will a bottle of Jose Cuervo and lots of bravado, Abby is going to take the bull by the horns going for what she wants, but will she end up getting just what she asked for or something more than either of these two expected?
Lukas Marlow is just looking for a good time with a girl that knows the score, and Abby Simmons is definitely not that type of girl. She is a commitment girl all the way, and yet she is making him feel things that he shouldn’t want, and she has invaded his thoughts with her sexy body and killer personality. When a night infused with alcohol and a sexy list later, Lukas may have bitten off more than he could chew. When Lukas starts to want more, will Abby want the flawed man that he is or will she leave him flat wanting nothing more than a good time?
This was a GREAT story! Julia Devlin delivers once again. I have read several of her works in the past and this one is probably one of her best. The story of Abby and Lukas was so full of hot sexual tension and exploration that it constantly left me wanting more. Not once did things become predictable or cheesy, and each character had their own flaws to make them human enough to love. Everything flowed so well together that by the end of the book I was so invested in these two that I was sad to see it end. I hope that these two make an appearance in other works of hers, because the chemistry was amazing. If you are looking for a great story to either dabble into the romance and D/s genre, or for a great read in general, than this is the book for you.