Vincent Hawk has been in lust with Evelyn Banks for years but she is the ultimate forbidden fantasy, his best friend’s little sister. He’s managed to keep his hands to himself but now Evelyn has moved back home and is working with him to design his new resort. Sparks fly and it becomes obvious that the attraction is a two way street but Evelyn is keeping secrets that cause her to freeze up at the first sign of physical intimacy. Vincent knows he’s in deep with Evelyn but he also knows that he must get her to open up if they are to have any chance at a future.
As a teenager, Evelyn was raped repeatedly by her godfather’s son. She’s spent years in therapy learning how to move past those years and now the future she’s dreamed of is in front of her. The man she’s been in love with for years wants a chance at forever with her but first she has to tell him that one of his and her brother’s closest friends is her rapist and possibly ruin the career of her godfather, a man she loves.
I decided to read this book because I love the “in love with best bud’s sister” theme and I’m so happy I did. Vin’s playboy persona quickly melted away to show a caring, patient, romantic hero who was willing to wait as long as necessary for the woman he loves. The love scenes were steamy but what made this such a great read for me was the emotion that came through so clearly.
4 1/2 stars
Thankfully Evelyn had no clue how he truly thought of her. Beneath years of friendship, desire lurked and one of these days Vin feared he’d explode with passion for his best friend’s sister.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 22, 2013