4 out of 5 Licks
It’s all fun and games until their hearts are on the line.
Are You Game? Book 1
Cassandra Moreland’s hard work to build her party-planning business is starting to pay off. There’s only one thorn in her side—a six-foot-five wall of testosterone throwing his weight around while she supervises her friend Lil’s first party. Butting heads doesn’t work. Ignoring him really doesn’t work. Not when he makes her pulse race and her palms sweat. But no way will she give in to his demand to shut the rowdy party down.
Lucas Wilhelm, head of McDermott Security, can’t believe the pint-sized brunette has the balls to go toe-to-toe with him. Strangely enough, that sassy mouth of hers isn’t ticking him off. It’s tightening his groin and stirring something much hotter than anger.
A stolen moment in a pantry leads to a challenge that pushes each other’s sexual boundaries to the limit. Except the rules go up in flames when they realize they’re not just playing around. They’re playing for keeps.
Warning: Contains an alpha male who’s used to being in charge, and a tough-as-steel woman who isn’t going down easy. Involves the use of beads, but not in the way you might think.
This was my first time reading Rhian Cahill and I was really excited because she’s an Aussie Author. If you’ve read any of my reviews before, I regularly go to AA to get my “Aussie Author” fix! The cover of this book is by far one of my favorite covers. Sexy without being too revealing. I think that’s a good euphemism for 7 Minutes in Heaven. It was sexy without being too revealing. Yes, the sex is listed in graphic depiction but there was enough between the two main characters emotions that left you to form your own thoughts on the relationship. More than anything I thought it was a sweet depiction of a woman who’s afraid to love and a man who’s determined to prove that love isn’t a bad thing when it’s with the right person.
Some of my favorite bits from the novel are italicized:
“Hearing her scream when he made her climax would be music to his ears. A symphony he couldn’t wait to conduct.”
I appreciate that description so much. It made me fall in love with the leading man for something besides his big, strong, sexy as sin body.
“I can’t hold it in any longer, Cass. I know you’re not ready to hear what I have to say, but I’m not expecting anything more than you’re willing to give. Shit. I’ll take any scrap you’ll throw my way.”
Wouldn’t you just die to have a man tell you that? To want you so much that he’ll take whatever scraps you offer. Does our heroine Cassie feel the same? Is she still hiding behind work and an old heartbreak? You’ll have to read to find out!
Overall I enjoyed this novel and my first experience reading Ms. Cahill. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future and the second in the “Are You Game?” series.
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