Type: Erotic Romance
My Copy: Sent
When Sarah Deacon’s new relationship comes to an unexpected end, she heads straight for the one place she can always find no-strings comfort—her neighbor’s bed. Charlie, who’s made it clear sex is all he wants, is only too happy to oblige. Hot sex with a gorgeous surfer any time she’s single and in the mood? Oh, yeah. She’s all signed up for that course.
Charlie Hudson knows he’s all wrong for the sexy geneticist. After all, what could a long-haired school dropout have in common with a classy academic? Nothing…except maybe a burning desire for her that just won’t quit no matter how often they have sex. Sensing the breakup has damaged her self-worth, Charlie cooks up a plan to introduce her to three “appropriate” men who’ll show her she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. But when his matchmaking begins to work too well, he realizes there’s only one thing worse than not having her in his bed. Losing the chance to make her his forever.
This is an emotionally charged book that really hooked me from the start. Even though it was a short story, I enjoyed the ride as we follow the relationship between Charlie and Sarah from lovers to friends to true love.
Sarah Deacon lives next door to Charlie, a blond haired surfer, she is a very smart academic with a PhD and Charlie has always thought that he was never good enough for her. They have had a long standing bootie call whenever they are between partners. It works for them as they enjoy some hot sex, realizing that it will never be anything more than that. Sometimes she has thought about a long term relationship with Charlie but he would never go for it, he dropped out of school when he was sixteen and knows they are wrong for each other.
Recently she broke up with Sebastian and the first thing she did was visit Charlie for some comfort. She is down, and Charlie can tell that her confidence is shot, he proposes a bet, he will find three men who think she is hot and want to be with her, unfortunately he believes finding these men will kill him. As she dates the three they both realize that maybe what they are looking for is right in front of their eyes.
What a hot, sexy short story, and it is really an enjoyable fast read. I liked both characters and thought they were perfect for each other. Charlie is so likeable and had a weird quirk that I had to laugh out loud about, he talks nonstop during sex, about everything – ummm I am sure I could do that – hehe. Other than the fact that he did not believe Sarah could love him, he was quite adorable. Sarah was also very likable, she did have some issues with confidence but when she is with Charlie she always feels right.
The pace of the story was well done, it is all about their relationship, in and out of bed. The emotion is intense, especially when Charlie steps back and does not contact her, she is heartbroken but then makes a decision to convince Charlie of her love with a little help from a friend. Ms. Dee writes some incredible characters and wonderful love scenes, I will definitely read more from her. Overall a cute sexy romance.
I give More than Lovers by Jess Dee 4 stars!