Series: Maverick Montana #4
Published by Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: July 21st 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Dawn Freeze had a huge crush on Hawk Rain for years, and the entire town knows it. It’s understandable―the man is total hotness. That tall, lean body. Intense dark eyes. And always one foot out the door. Now he’s on leave for exactly one week. And this time, he’s made it crystal clear that he only wants one thing. Her.
Hawk’s been fighting his attraction to Dawn for as long as he can remember. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and that means hands-off. Except now she’s all grown up, and her sweet sexiness is exactly what he craves. But just as Hawk allows himself one mindblowingly intense night with Dawn, he learns that everyone he loves is in danger. Especially her.
And the only way to protect Dawn is to push her away.
Dawn Freeze’s crush on Hawk Rain is the worst-kept secret in Maverick, Montana and both of them have been circling each other since the first book in the series. Now Hawk is back from his mysterious assignment and his plan? Claim his woman. Hawk’s rejection of Dawn was due to the fact that she’s his best friend’s little sister and the fear that he would lose that friendship and his adopted family if things didn’t work out between them, Also, the dangerous nature of his job and his desire for her to find happiness if he did not return from any of those assignments played a role in his rejection.
Unfortunately for him, the Dawn who used to follow him around trying to attract his attention is no more. This Dawn wants nothing to do with him and he’s got to work to earn her trust again. His plans to woo Dawn have become a community effort as the senior ladies have joined hands to tutor Dawn on how to win his heart.
Growing up with three dominant elder brothers, Dawn is certainly no pushover and she’s definitely not above playing dirty to get her man. Just when she thinks she can settle in to enjoy being with Hawk, danger from Hawk’s past comes calling and Hawk’s solution? Push her away to keep her safe.
I have been looking forward to this story from the first book and I was mostly satisfied. Hawk is a control freak and alpha to the core, even more than the Lodge/Freeze brothers, Dawn is sweet and strong-willed but also quite naive and misguided and the chemistry between them is sizzling hot. I loved catching up with the Lodge/Freeze family and the seniors were a hoot with their hilarious antics and advice.
It’s no secret that I love Rebecca Zanetti’s writing and OVER THE TOP was an enjoyable, sexy and funny read. It’s not the best of the series, but it’s definitely worth reading.
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