The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out.
My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass…
But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun.
Love can’t fix everything. Mind-blowing sex and a few killer orgasms, on the other hand?
I have a feeling those might do the trick.
After witnessing Cooper’s heartbreak in Emma and Gavin’s story, I definitely was ready for Cooper Kingsley to find his ‘one,’ and while I knew it would take Cooper time to sort out his feelings, using booze and one-night stands to distract him from the pain, I wasn’t prepared for him to be so flippant and even a bit douchey upon his return to Boston and his company, especially given the nature of the business and the type of lawsuits that could be filed due to his inappropriate introduction to his new assistant, Corinne O’Neil.
Cooper, though, quickly realizes his mistake and works to make amends, illustrating the type of man he truly is, but then he, once again, turns things sideways by enticing Corinne with a mutually beneficial, strictly physical after hours’ relationship, and god help her, but her attraction to Cooper makes her want to instantly take him up on his offer despite her physical intimacy hang-ups and the reason behind her simple life without attachments.
The way that Kendall Ryan allows Cooper and Corinne, two broken and lost souls, an avenue for them to find their way to fully living again works really well for Torrid Little Affairs’ story line and the fact that Ryan makes it perfectly clear how ‘into’ one another they are despite Corinne’s contention that she’s unavailable for anything more than sex gives fans of Cooper hope that Corinne will work through her hang-ups and be honest with Cooper about what’s holding her back from fully committing to their respective feelings for each other.
I really liked how Ryan uses Cooper and Corinne’s pasts as a bonding tool instead of as something that threatens to tear the couple apart and while readers aren’t privy to a lot of specifics, it’s clear that they were both scarred by their childhoods; Cooper’s need to not be second best for once stems from how little love he received growing up and Corinne’s initial move to run away scared is due to her inability to know how to deal with these all-consuming feelings she has for Cooper when he doesn’t quite know the whole truth about her present circumstances.
Like always, Kendall Ryan provides steamy scenes between her hero and heroine that help to prove just how much their bodies crave one another and how their bodies seem to know exactly what they want and need while their brains take a bit longer to catch up. Cooper is an amazing teacher when it comes to educating Corinne on the many pleasures of sex, and while her fears prevent her from initially giving herself to Cooper, he finds a way to make Corinne trust him and in her wildest dreams, she never thought she would find such a loving, generous, and protective man who could give her everything she lacked as a child, which makes things that much harder for her because her dishonesty might cost her all of it.
Little Torrid Affair is a sexy and sweet romance; readers can’t help but cheer for Cooper when he sets his sights on Corinne and although she’s a bit prickly, the woman she allows herself to be with Cooper afterhours is the woman she should always be no matter what she promised of herself when she was just a teen. Both Cooper and Corinne have never truly been put first and now that they have the opportunity to be exactly that with one another, they need to hold on tight and weather the storm, even if it’s a maelstrom of their own doing.
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
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