Jago Tanner is a loner. He works up a good hunger at his outdoors pursuits centre in Wales and looks upon each female conquest as just another meal. When he’s sated, he doesn’t go back for dessert. Until Riley shows up. A Londoner hired through an agency to assist him with activities, she isn’t at all what he asked for. For starters, with the name Riley, he expected a man. But Riley is all woman–the sexiest woman Jago has ever laid eyes on. Unfortunately she dresses like a trollop and curses like a sailor. Though ignorant about most outdoors pursuits, she’s a skilled horsewoman, able to calm even his nerviest stallion. And her lively and generous nature enchants his housekeeper Emily and his ancient friend, Tom. In short, Jago’s new employee is a bundle of contradictions. Which is why, when Jago falls for her, he doesn’t trust his feelings. Riley seems unusually accident prone, and when her brother’s shady friends menace her, she plays the innocent. But how can anyone so self-sufficient and mouthy also be so trusting and naïve? And can a man with Jago’s volatile nature endure the jealousy a woman like Riley provokes just by strolling down the street?
Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book but I have to say to was a pleasant surprise. The main characters in the book are Jago Tanner and Riley Smith. The story is primarily told from their point of view. However throughout the book it phases in and out of being told from some of the supporting characters in the book and I found that to be a little confusing and at times hard to follow.
The characters developed quite nicely through the course of the book and it was very clear that you were watching them evolve into more mature people. The scenery was amazing and detailed and really pulled me into some of the locales. I could see myself in the barn and see Riley mucking the stables just as described in the book.
The book takes place in the Welch countryside in a farm that is surrounded by nothing but the trees and the wilderness. I understand that this book is written with that in mind and that grammatically there would be some differences between the languages, but at some points I found it hard to follow. There were also some sentence structure that had incorrect working and forced me to read the sentence again just so I could understand what I read.
All in all Jago and Riley’s story was a heartfelt love story with one of the most stubborn Alpha males that I have read in a long time. It was a good read and for that I give it a 3 rose rating.
Favorite Quote: “Jesus, Jago,” If I’d know what I know now then I would have lost my virginity a long time ago.”
Ellen March and her husband live on top of a mountain in Wales, which is ideal in the summer but not so much in the winter months or when it rains. She has three grown children, one suicidal cat–it really does have nine lives–and three Alaskan Malamutes. One of her hobbies is showing and working them. Ellen‘s first love, however, is reading and writing. Since childhood, she has devoured every romance and fantasy she can get her hands on and enjoys acting out her own fantasies in print. Her body of work includes erotic romance, psychological thrillers, and supernatural fantasies. Fanny Press has published three of her erotic romances–Promises, His Girl Friday, and A Ghost of an Affair–and will be publishing more in 2015 and beyond.