Series: Hard Hats, #2
Author: Piper Vaughn
Length: Novel (181 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 19th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.
Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out-of-state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred.
Review: I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book for review prior to its release, and I can honestly say I enjoyed it.
The story revolves around 2 mc’s Blake and Castor (Cas). They have known each other all their lives and were sworn enemies.
The story picks up, with them both in their thirties and Cas has moved into his grandmothers old house, making him one of Blake’s mothers neighbors. It just so happens that Blake is living at his mums temporarily due to a broken leg.
After lots of not so subtle, but still endearing, match making, Blake and Cas get together.
Blake and Cas’ relationship starts as hot as hell fucking, but it soon grows to mean a lot more to each man. Blake’s domination of Cas, particularly in the early scenes, even made me want to switch places with Cas, lol.
Inevitably, in the final chapters, I grew frustrated with both MCs as their lack of proper communication nearly prevented them from staying together. But in true Piper Vaughn style, she gave me what I wanted.
I have only just discovered that this is book 2 in the series- this is certainly not an issue as it can be read as a standalone book. I will definitely be looking up book 1 though and catching up on my missing read.
Would I recommend this book? HELL YES!
I’d recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a simple not too brain taxing, hot as heck read.