The road trip was definitely a bad idea. Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarkson is now stranded in God-Knows-Where, New Mexico, with a busted-ass car and her three temperamental siblings, who she hasn't seen in years. When rescue shows up---six-feet-plus of hot, charming sex on a motorcycle---Rita's pretty certain she's gone from the frying pan right into the fire . . .
Jasper Ellis has a bad boy reputation in this town, and he loathes it. The moment he sees Rita, though, Jasper knows he's about to be sorely tempted. There's something real between them. Something raw. And Jasper has only a few days to show Rita that he isn't just for tonight---he's forever.Tessa Bailey can always be counted on for a hot read, usually with a hero who takes dirty talk to the next level. Jasper does not disappoint...the readers or Rita. This book is hot, fun, and full of "sit in front of a fan" moments that keep you reading and enjoying the story, the characters and well, the hot sex.
But, what Bailey is also able to do is to tell a good story.
Rita isn't happy in her life, although she has started to make small steps to fix this. She is estranged from her brothers and sister, grieving the loss of her mother and dealing with the loss of the restaurant that was her mother's. So, when she and her family end up stranded in New Mexico, well, they are not a simple thing to take on.
Jasper isn't simple either. There are things about himself that he is struggling to change, things that he is afraid to show to people as he knows what they think of him (or what he thinks they believe) and is more than a little reluctant to get involved with Rita, as she is leaving and he doesn't want to go back to the person he was before, the person he didn't like.
But, that is what draws them together...the figuring out what of their past selves is something they want in the future and what is better left in the past.
Have I mentioned it is hot?