Published: August 16th 2010 by Lyrical Press, Inc.
From Goodreads: Her life is an endless string of disasters. When Misty McNeil is arrested for breaking and entering, calling Tanner Theroit to bail her out seems like a good idea…until he asks what’s so important she’d risk going to jail for. Admitting she was trying to retrieve a gift he’d given isn’t something she wants to confess. Misty’s night in the slammer is only the tip of the iceberg. Her life quickly takes a turn for the worse. With only one week to move out of her apartment, she turns – yet again – to Tanner to bail her out. Tanner is determined to prove he wants nothing less than all of her. Too bad Misty has a been-there-done-that attitude when it comes to relationships. But…will Tanner be the one man who can offer her a deal she can’t refuse? Content warning, explicit sex, strong language and a sexy, hard bodied construction worker turned executive.
I normally don’t read novellas, but I’m thinking I may have to change that way of thinking. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I think that’s because I didn’t think that novellas necessarily had the type of in-depth character development that I enjoy when I’m reading regular novels. This one had it though and I loved reading how Misty and Tanner dealt with the situation at hand as well as how they struggled with their feelings for each other. I’ve always liked romances where the characters have always had a thing for each other. I think that’s because it reminds me of all of the stories that would play out in my head as a kid when I thought that I’d end up with the guy I had a crush on for so long. 🙂 Of course, I’ve grown up and realized that doesn’t happen very often and it’s very good that it doesn’t, but some people do find love in this way and it’s really fun to read about. It was a very quick read, but there’s a lot more to it than just an entertaining romance. I’d tell any romance fan that is looking for a new author with rich entertaining stories to look no further. 🙂