Wyatt Gaudens, an advertising executive and adrenaline junkie, has fine-tuned the art of breaking and entering into apartments, misusing his considerable rock climbing skills. Once inside, he steals a pretty, shiny thing or two. When his friend Reyna complains that her jerk of a boss makes her workplace a living hell, he breaks into her boss’s home to get even. More than any other pretty thing, what really catches his eye the most is her boss, Jack.
Working hard to overcome his own lingering problems, investment specialist Jack Azzuri focuses on his second chance at making his business grow. But grief for his sister, Celia, recently killed in a suspicious climbing accident, sabotages his attempt to start over. When he meets Wyatt, he’s strongly attracted even though Wyatt is the last person he should associate with. With Jack’s explosive temper and Wyatt’s adrenaline addiction, the path to a stable relationship will be a tough climb. They might succeed if they can sort out what really matters, as well as learn to take the good with the bad. Wyatt hopes to speed their progress by solving the mystery that’s weighing Jack down: how did Celia really die?
Review: Have you ever read a blurb for a book and had the storyline set in your mind then, as you read the book the story angles off and takes a completely different road? That is this book. But that’s not a bad thing. I often find myself pleasantly surprised when this happens as I get a whole new story.
I have to admit that I liked it when Wyatt was sneaking into apartments. I guess that’s the bad girl in me but I loved it when he took things people would miss, especially when those people were not so nice. However, I also loved it when he returned items. Basically, Wyatt was a good guy trying to play at being Robin Hood and getting his thrills doing it.
Jack seems to be the driven yet down to earth business man. With no distractions, he does puts all his time and energy into his business; but when Wyatt comes along, the man underneath comes out and the humanity shows through.
The mystery of the story was almost as enticing as the romance between Wyatt and Jack. I was surprised to find that Zipper Fall was number two in a series since there didn’t seem to be any mention of previous characters. Don’t be afraid to pick this one up if you haven’t read the first book, Wild Horses – they don’t appear to have any connection other than location. (Although I will be picking up the first book as it sounds intriguing.)