My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…
Sex, Not Love….with a title like that you know where this is going! Natalia Rossi and Hunter Delucia….opposites in so many ways but so perfect for one another. From the moment they meet you can feel the attraction and the resistance at the same time. Hunter and Natalia are both persistent….he is set on fucking her and she is set on resisting him <—— Let the games begin!!
“We might kill each other, but fucking to death is the way I want to go.”
So you might think you know where this is going. Hunter must be this playboy who just sleeps around from woman to woman. Setting his sights on a new conquest and not resting until he gets her. Well….you are right, but oh so wrong! The connection between these two was intense. Never a boring moment, lack of conversation wasn’t an issue, attraction was never a problem. Hunter is a man of many layers…I enjoyed peeling them away like the layers of his clothing that I wanted to rip off. (I mean honestly – Vi created him so you know he’s going to be your new obsession!)
Natalia is a strong woman, in more ways than one. She is young but has been through so much recently and it has put her in a situation that she probably never thought she would see. But, she does what she has to do to make things work and isn’t going to let anyone, especially Hunter, mess with that. She tries to stay away, hell there are 3,000 miles between them so it should be easy right?! I laughed from the get go because there was NO WAY she was going to be able to ignore him, not think about him, stay away….reality check people, it’s going to happen.
Just make sure all you give him his your ass, Nat. Not your heart.
^^Good luck with that one Natalia
What I loved about these two was how easy everything appeared on the surface. There were no games begin played, they were both consenting adults, they knew what they were in for. Did they really though?? NOPE and neither will you. One line caught my eye while I was reading…
“You look in the rearview mirror too often, sometimes you miss what’s in front of you.”
When you dwell on the past, things that have happened already this is very true. The past keeps us from repeating mistakes, reliving nightmares…it makes you cautious. However, the same can be said for looking too far into the future in Hunter’s case. What is in the future that scares him so much….think about that while you read. I wanted to pick his brain so many times and try to figure him out. What is shown on the surface is not always what is hidden deep down.
Natalia seemed to take everything in stride, as best as she could anyway. She was a character that I could relate to and be proud of. Standing her ground, even if it meant hiding her real emotions, she does what she needs to do to stay on top and have the upper hand. Nat tried to figure Hunter out…she could read him like a book one moment and then have the cover slammed shut in her face the next.
Hunter was just naturally a for better or for worse type of man which made it that much more difficult to see him as sex only.
Will there be hurt for both of them? Of course. Will there be healing times as well? Yes. The flow back and forth between the hurt and the healing is what makes this story so good. You will get what I like to call “Vi Breadcrumbs”…little trails to the backstory. Piecing it together is all a part of reading her books making for a unique experience each and every time.
I wanted to get up an hour earlier each day so I had sixty minutes more to spend with her.
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Other books from Vi Keeland:
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight
Worth the Chance
The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You
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