Rock with You (Risking It All 0.5)
by Rachel Lacey
SWEET AS SUGAR. SEXY AS SIN . . .
Carly Taylor is pretty sure she's dreaming. It's not possible that Sam Weiss - rock star god and sexy hotness personified - is actually in her bakery. This sort of thing never happens in the too-small town of Haven. Or to her. And being stranded in a secluded mountain cabin with the deliciously decadent Sam during an ice storm? This is definitely not Carly's real life . . .
Now there's just the two of them, a roaring fire, lots of food and drink, and a sizzling attraction - one that just might make Carly do the unexpected. For one night, she'll live the fantasy. For one night, nothing else matters. . . not her struggling business, not her lonely life, not Sam's bad-boy reputation. But sometimes one night can turn one crazy, beautiful dream into something real.
Themes: novella, contemporary
Rating: 3.5 stars
If you’re looking for a sensual short story about two people from very disparate backgrounds finding one another despite the odds, Rock with You is the perfect way to spend a cold evening. I have only read one other story by this author, but the more I read the more interested I have become in her writing. This story was a short read but full of passion, sweetness and the unexpected love that can develop in intense situations and last a lifetime. Carly is the sweetest lady but is the most unprepared for life heroine I have read about in a long time. I loved seeing her blossom under praise for her baking, but it's obvious she is in over her head with both her business and when she suddenly finds herself faced with the man of her dreams I was surprised to see her throw caution to the wind. I expected much more reticence on her part, but she jumped right in and brought her passionate man to heel. Sam is in a slump for sure, but the subtle sexiness that Carly exudes has definitely got his juices and hormones flowing. When trapped with her during a snowstorm, he refuses to pass up the chance to make her his. He never imagined just how deep their emotions would become in so quick a time. I was thrilled to see Carly and Sam find a way to make their winter fling into a lasting romance and I hope they make it a long time in the future. Maybe we even get to see them again in the coming stories in the series. I, for one, am looking forward to more along the lines of this one. Keep the goodness coming, Rachel, and I’ll keep the glowing reviews coming.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review. No compensation was provided.