Chasing Desire by Joya Ryan

February 20, 2015 Erotica, Reviews 0 ★★★½

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Chasing Desire by Joya RyanChasing Desire by Joya Ryan
Series: Chasing Love #3
Published by Entangled Publishing on February 16, 2015
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 158
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
When the chase ends, the fun begins…

It's her best friend's wedding, and Autumn Lane is trussed up in a pink bridesmaid dress with a big “everything is great” smile plastered across her face. She's not going think about her life imploding, or spending the next two weeks housesitting in the ridiculously small town of Diamond. No, she'd rather think about the tattooed hottie in the wedding party...and how to turn the wicked way he’s looking at her into a night of intense pleasure.

Huck Galvin is fiercely attracted to his mystery woman's no-BS attitude, but their one-night-no-strings plan backfires when Huck discovers that Autumn is the out-of-towner he's “chaperoning” for the next two weeks. Outside the bedroom, the two can’t stand each other, yet Huck can’t deny how much he wants one more night with her. But Autumn isn't going to make it easy for Huck. Not by a long shot...

Autumn has never been able to rely on anyone for anything.  Exes leave her – “Sorry, I can’t do this babe.”  Her Dad gambles away the last standing vestige of her beloved Grandfather – the mechanic’s shop she’s worked at and managed since she was just a small girl.  But she’s always been loyal and dependable, which is why her best friend begs her to come to Diamond and house-sit while she’s away on her honeymoon.  Her friend has even arranged for someone to come and show her around town.  Too bad that “someone” is Huck, the hot tattooed and pierced man Autumn just spent a blissful night in the sheets with the day before the wedding!

Autumn Lane doesn’t take crap from anyone.  She calls Huck out on his egotistic bullshit and won’t fall for his usual charming pick-up tactics.  Her mix of sexy confidence and hidden vulnerability make her a charming, likeable character.  And she doesn’t just lie back and let Huck dominate her either – she’s right there in and out of the sheets challenging him at every turn.

Huck Galvin is very similar to Autumn – confident and vulnerable at the same time.  He’s got that sexy swagger going for him, but it hides the deep-seated pain that has haunted him ever since his bitchy fiancee left him unexpectedly three years ago.  He’s afraid of getting too attached to anyone, but finds himself drawn to Autumn in ways he can’t understand.

This was a quick afternoon read.  I enjoyed the banter and steam created by Autumn and Huck’s equally dominate personalities. A one-night stand turned into two turned into three turned into who-knows-how-long.  Autumn’s two-week stay in Diamond puts a ticking time bomb on their sexual encounters, which really just turns up the heat.  Huck is quite a talented dirty-talker.  Watching these two begin creating a friendship outside of the bedroom rounded out this delightful erotica.

CHASING DESIRE is the third in the series, but you do not need to read the other two books to enjoy this one.

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