“The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out.”
Yay!!! First read of 2018 done and dusted… Kendall Ryan is one of those authors I will always read, and even though I somewhat enjoyed Torrid Little Affair, I have to say it is not my favorite of hers to date. Kendall Ryan does what she does best and that is write a steamy hot as hell novel. To be honest, that is probably what kept me invested and entertained throughout.
Cooper has been MIA for the past 6 months, nursing a broken heart and his solution in order to forget involves a string of meaningless one night stands, whilst drowning his sorrows at the bottom of a bottle of bourbon. There comes a time when you have to face reality and realise things are what they are, move on and get on with your life.
When Cooper returns to work after his 6 month sexual sabbatical, he finds a sexy as sin woman with curves for days sitting in his office. Thinking his brothers have bought him a sexual plaything as a way to get over his woes, he starts to make his move. To say this was a case of mistaken identity and that it was a very bad move is an understatement as she flees from the room in tears.
Corinne has been hired as Cooper’s new assistant at Forbidden Desires Escort agency and is not his sexual playmate as initially thought by Cooper. When Corinne runs from the room crying, Cooper knows he has to do some serious damage control and he therefore apologises for his error in judgement. Corinne builds up the courage to admit to Cooper that she has not been with a man for a long time and as a result, has issues getting close to people. Cooper has a solution for her intimacy concerns and proposes a no strings attached sexual relationship.
To be honest this was probably my main issue with this story; one minute Corrine is running from the room crying because Cooper propositions her and almost in the next breath, he is offering her a no strings attached relationship and they have only just met. Naturally she tells him she has to take a few days to think it over, no prizes for guessing what her answer is…
While I do enjoy Kendall Ryan and will obviously continue to one-click her books, this unfortunately was not a favorite of mine, the plot line and character development were lacking for me. I knew the pain and heartache Cooper had been through, so I was hoping he would get his HEA and be someone’s first and only choice for once. Some scenes were seriously off the Richter scale hot and at one point I wasn’t sure if it was the hot Australian sun or my kindle heating me up. Overall I rate Torrid Little Affair 3 stars and I have high hopes for the rest in the series.