Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.
Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.
I don't know what it was, exactly, but I was never really able to fully engage with this book. I liked the characters individually.
Beck was interesting, but at the same time, a bit of a cliche as the former SEAL turned bar owner who has refused to live the wealthy life expected of him.
Hayden was under developed and maybe a little stereotypical as the shy woman who gets involved with a man she sees as out of her league.
I liked them separately and I think I was more interested in the development of them individually than I was in the development of their relationship. I think it felt like I was reading about 2 people who I didn't quite know, and as a result I was not able to invest in their relationship.
It could have been me on this one, and I am guessing, as I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them, that it may have been something about this book that didn't click for me...so I can't say don't read it...I can just say that I don't really recommend it.