Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl
My rating: I LOVED this!!
This is the summary off the back of the book.
It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.
But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fibre of her being did not burn to call him back.
This is what I think of the book.
I was surprised with this book I wasn't expecting it to be as emotionally charged as it was.
I spent the second half of the book with my heart in my mouth and by the end quarter with tears running down my face. In the first 2 books Eric came off as having a stick up his butt and I didn't like him but in this instalment we get to see behind the mask.
This is a story of acceptance of who you are and of learning to be who you are not who people expect you to be. It is a lesson many of us take years to learn so seeing it played out in this book was hard to see but so worth it. The experience left me emotionally wrung out buy smiling and most of the smiles were for the chemistry in this book, as it is high octane, but also because I ended up really liking Eric. The best bit is that you don't have to have read the first 2 books to really enjoy this one!