Bree is always up for excitement. Her close and sexy encounter with Max is unlike anything she’s felt before, and she wants more. As they work together to help clean up Chance, the air between them crackles with sexual tension. But Bree has a tendency to look ahead to the next thrill, and Max knows it. Now they’re all tangled up as they chase the strongest force of nature on earth: love.
Caroline's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This woman – she twisted up his guts, his brain, his heart. No matter what she was doing.”
One heated encounter in a ditch, as a tornado flew past them, completely changed how Bree looked at her best friend, Max. He was the boy next door, who was her partner in crime when there was adventure and mischief to be had. As an adult, he was her adrenaline-rush buddy. She always felt safe with him, but one impetuous moment has her realising that every day with him could be a rush for her. Usually, she’s always looking for the next adrenaline high, the next new thing, the next discovery - her restless spirit is always looking to move on.
“He was what I always came back to. The place I always wanted to be. No matter where else I could be. That was Max.”
Max has loved her all his life. However, two rejections down the line and he’s resolved to lock his feelings and desire away. He’s lived away for ten years and only comes home periodically to visit family, and spend time with Bree. He believes that she’ll never settle down, that she’ll never love anything or anyone enough to stay put in one place, so he takes what he can. In spite of being an adrenaline junkie himself, he also yearns for romance, the everyday routine, a true commitment, and to come back home to live.
“Your heart has never stayed on anything for good, Bree. You’re always looking for the next thing.”
“You’re something I’ve loved for a long time. I’ve never found another you. Never even looked.”
It was wonderful to follow Bree on her journey of self-discovery as she starts to look at Max through different eyes. Max is a solid, good-natured guy and she was lustfully surprised by his domineering side. He fights hard against Bree’s advances but, honestly, a guy in love and being presented with his heart's desire can only withstand so much!
This was a fab friends-to-lovers small-town story. It was sweet, humorous, really steamy, and full of family love and loyalty.