He’s rude, mean, and looks at me like he hates me. And I’ve only just stepped into his house. Spending a year of travelling through impoverished places, trying to help people, should make handling Sargent Wolf – yes, that’s his name – a piece of cake.
But even Maddox can’t deny that his father is an absolute douche. I’m only here for six months, maximum, before I get my arse back on the road.
I’ll just have to stay out of his way and never suggest that he let me draw him naked. No matter how badly I want to.
If I’d known Maddox’s little pest was female, I’d never have agreed to let her stay. The last woman to sleep in my house was my ex-wife.
I can’t live with a woman again and deal with them spreading their things everywhere. Not to mention their scent, tampons, clothes, makeup, and weird reading material. She has to leave, even if it’s me who makes her. Though not at the expense of my son’s respect and love for me.
I can suffer her presence for a few months. I’ve dealt with worse. I just wish she’d wear a goddamn bra once in a while under her little white vests. I’m a tits man, and hers are completely off limits.
Point of view:
1st Person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
This is my first book by A.E. Murphy. I love May/December books so I was excited to review this. I like the premise of Tempest falling for her best friend’s father, and for grumpy set-in-his-ways Sargent to find love with a younger woman. Unfortunately, the execution could use some work. Tempest was a bit of a doormat. Sargent was a jerk and wasn’t really redeemed in the book. This also felt like two different books. The first half was a nice take on “sex-only relationship turns into love” and then with no foundation there’s bikers, Russian Mafia, FBI, etc. There was also this random stalker that appeared & disappeared with no explanation. The ending was incredibly abrupt as well. It felt like an HFN, not an HEA.
This is my first narration by Keira Stevens & second by Logan McAllister. Their narration is really what made this book enjoyable. Stevens’ accents were so smooth that I have no idea which is her native language. McAllister also did an excellent job giving gruff Sargent a voice and his voice for Tempest was still enjoyable. I definitely look forward to hearing more of both of the in the future.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
There’s a stalker, kidnapping, and Tempest is almost raped.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from FreeAudiobookCodes.com and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.