Released: September 30, 2013
Genre: Contemporary romance
On the Flap
Little does Becca know the owner of the architecture firm she lands a job with has an intriguingly mysterious son. Tyler Conklin is infatuated with Becca, yet is apprehensive about a public relationship because of his hidden baggage. Not wanting anyone to know about his slight obsession with her, their potential relationship must be kept a secret. Will Becca put up with Tyler’s untold story for long? Will she tolerate being his secret?
Although young, Tyler Conklin finds himself in upper management at the family architecture firm. He’s a somewhat quiet and strong-minded man; often times he comes across as grumpy. He appears to be a bit of a player and yet never has had a true relationship. He, like Becca, has familial issues. With a philandering father and drunk mother, all he had to look up to were his grandparents until there passing. Now he seems to be left on his own with little benefit from his brothers.
This story is a page turner! It reminded me a bit of Fifty Shades and Crossfire but still has its own identity. Tyler is a mystery throughout. With his constant mood changes, you have to wonder if he’s on the rag. He also has this crazy anxiety about being touched. The origin of this fear is mentioned but I suspect not fully so. I do love Tyler’s character. Aside from his family problems, he seems to be relatively level headed which makes for a complimentary match to Becca. I have very mixed feelings about Becca. Sometimes she comes across whiney and almost seems like she enjoys the victim mentality, yet at the same time I understand both the need for the traits within the plot and can even empathize with her inability to stand up for herself. Worry not; after a lot of building animosity, she finally boils over and in epic fashion. Even I didn’t think she’d go as far as she did. Truly, it is amazing! I’m thinking much of the fallout will be in the second book…that is until I read RJ’s prologue. Bam! Suddenly this trilogy appears to be taking off in an unexpected direction. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Rating: 4 Stars
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