Safety. Anonymity. Invisibility.
Those are just a few advantages of Internet “dating.” Even better, as far as Hannah Miller is concerned, is the fact that she can shed all inhibitions without worrying about what he thinks of her figure or her face. “He” is bikerboy357, the man who knows what Hannah likes, and wants her—every night—as much as she wants him. When he asks to meet, Hannah hesitates. But the temptation is too strong. And after one look into his sultry green eyes, there’s no turning back.
Cade MacKenzie’s never met a woman who’s wasn’t blinded by his billion-dollar net worth, but “H” knows neither his face nor his name. Her words are so smart, sweet, and scorchingly sexy that Cade’s willing to gamble she’ll be just as amazing in person. And she is. But even as every delicious encounter makes Cade want Hannah more, what he wants most is her trust.
It’s something all his money can’t buy. And now, Cade will do anything to earn it.
The blurb was what captured my eye and had me downloading the sample to get a taste of what the writing was like since I’d never read a JM Stewart book and before I knew it I had purchased the book and when it dawned on me that I actually had things I needed to get done **cough** work ***cough*** I was 39% into and didn’t want to stop reading it.
I loved the fact that what first brought Hannah and Cade together was an erotic novel, one that is never named and yet I have a feeling I know which one it probably is, and from that point their relationship morphed into a friendship that neither saw coming. This fact hit a chord with me because I’ve made quite a few friends thanks to a shared love, or dislike, of books and know that it is possible.
From the moment I met Hannah and Cade I liked them. Despite the fact that they did not have the same experiences growing up, they both have trust issues and what people see on the surface is only a very small part of who both they are. Hannah feels like she has to hide from the world due to scars that are difficult to hide, but underneath is a woman who is strong, intelligent and has something of a kinky side that wants to break out of the confines she’s put on herself. Cade is all smooth sophistication on the surface, but what lies beneath is a man who is sweet, sensitive and just an all around good guy.
Though we don’t get to fully experience how their friendship evolved online, we do get to be apart of how their relationship evolved once they come face to face and I loved how honest and real it felt. From the anxiety it caused in both of them to how they addressed the little white lies that were told to the struggle within them both to keep things as a fling, but finding that their hearts wanted more even if it scared the shit out of both of them. I enjoyed their bantering and how they ended up bringing out the best in each other and the sex and sexual chemistry between them was hot!
The writing was engaging and well paced and I enjoyed the dual third person POV. The characters were all well written and I’m really looking forward to the second book in the series, Sebastian’s and Christina’s, as well as what the third and beyond will be because there was another connection hinted at in passing that I’m quite curious about.
The Bottom Line: This was a fun, steamy, quick read and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next!
JM is a multi-published author of passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She’s a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons, and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily-ever-after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.