Small-town barista Mandy Monroe will never forget the first time she saw the man of her dreams. Every morning, this impossibly gorgeous hunk would ride his bike past her coffee shop, fueling her wildest romantic fantasies. But when she learns that her crush is none other than vineyard owner Marc Reed, one of America’s hottest young entrepreneurs, Mandy knows her fantasy will never become a reality. That is, until Marc’s home burns down and he moves in with her…
As a roommate, Marc is as warm, friendly, and down-to-earth as he is rich, famous, and heartstoppingly handsome. But beneath his laidback exterior beats the heart of a red-blooded man with an uncontrollable urge to take Mandy in his arms and make mad, passionate love to her. Mandy is everything he’s ever wanted; she’s sweet, smart, funny, and irresistibly sexy. But how he can tell her the truth about his past? How can he explain the nightmares that haunt him every night? And how can he tell Mandy he loves her…without putting her heart, and her life, in danger?
I have never read a Kate Douglas book that I did not like. Awakened is the third book in the Intimate Relations series and rounding up all the previous plots which took place and were resolved a little too quickly for me. If you haven't read the previous books in this series I suggest reading those first just for the background information.
I still mostly loved this edition simply because of the relationship. Sometimes I love books for their plots and I want more of that instead of our cast and other times I want more cast than plot. This was one such case where our h/h carried the weight of the story and kept me invested.
Side note: I think this is the first time I've seen an underlining pregnancy fetish mentioned in a story and so quickly but hey whatever turns you on, eh? Some guys like the thought of knocking up a chick during sex, some simply tease about it out of amusement but its the first time Ive seen it in a romance like this. Heh.
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