Series: Frenched #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Humorous, Law Enforcement, Romance
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Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where’s the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It’s bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers—did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink?
He’s arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her—she’s too busy with her dance studio’s grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and
when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs…
They agree it’s a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn?
I love romances with a sense of humor. What can I say, I love a romance that makes me laugh. So I loved the synopsis of this book, the whole concept of being robbed while upstairs having some “alone time” and the cop who comes to check everything out is the guy who used to torment you when you were younger. I mean really can we get a more uncomfortable situation, with some serious embarrassing potential.
So I loved Erin. She’s hilarious, or rather her inner dialogue was. I loved reading what she was thinking more than anything. I also really liked that she was an independent woman. I loved that she owned her own business and was self-sufficient. I like my romance novels to have strong women in them.
Charlie was also an awesome character. Things had changed for him since the last time that he saw Erin. Life has definitely resulted in some issues for him to overcome, and he does seem to be a bit of a commitment phobe, which makes for some interesting reading.
One of the things that I loved the most about this book is that there is no instant love in the book. I don’t find instant love to be at all believable, I like to watch two people build to a relationship and to see all the tension and sometimes drama that goes along with that. There is a lot of build up in the case of Charlie and Erin, mainly because the two of them fight the whole relationship from day one.
These two have great sexual chemistry, and it shows in some seriously steamy scenes between the two of them. But neither one of them is really looking to get involved. Only it seems like the two of them can’t help but continue to fall together over and over. There is a lot of relationship development over the course of the book, which just made me love them all the more and hope for a happily ever after. Also the epilogue is kind of awesome.
I stepped into this series without reading the first two books in the series, but I have to say you can easily read this book on its own, and judging by the authors writing style I completely want to read other books by her. It’s a no brainer for me to recommend this book.