Ruth Cardello’s second steamy and sensual book in the Lone Star Burn series may leave you blushing.
Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he’s the father of her young son. She’s done hiding and apologizing for her one impulsive night. When her best friend asks her brother to watch over Melanie, her emotional trip takes an unexpected and sizzling detour.
Charles Dery is at the top of his game, but all he can think about is bedding the woman he was asked to protect. When she’s almost killed, he takes what he’d been denying himself and discovers he’ll do anything to keep her—even break his own rules.
When it comes to love, two wrongs may just finally make a right.
One of the reasons I love Ruth Cardello’s books is because I know I can count on her to write characters with heart and a great sense of humor. She did not disappoint here. Melanie is a likable character that is easy to relate to and root for from the beginning. Charles is the wounded hero scared to be hurt again. The two know that a relationship would be disastrous for both of them, but feel drawn to each other anyway. The story flows easily and the characters are engaging.
This can also be easily read as a standalone.
OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of eleven children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, and New York before coming full circle and moving back to Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and three children. Before turning her attention to writing, Ruth was an educator for twenty years, eleven of which she spent as a kindergarten teacher. She is the author of eight previous novels, including Bedding the Billionaire, which was a New York Times andUSA Today bestseller. Tycoon Takedown follows Taken, Not Spurred as the second book in the Lone Star Burn series.