Title: Turn Me On
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year: Martini & Olive 4/17/18
Length: 124 Pages
Series: Man of the Month #7
Sometimes one night just isn’t enough.
Though they see each other only once a month, Amanda’s sweet body and wicked ways have been driving Derek wild for over a year.
And now that he’s moving to Austin, Derek is determined to have Amanda in his bed permanently.
There’s only one problem: Amanda’s happy with their current arrangement. Can Derek convince her a lifetime of nights together will be so much sweeter?
Meet Mr. July … he’s determined to heat things up.
I love this series – and what’s different in this next installment is that we get a flashback in time from the whole series as well as being brought up to speed to present day. It’s great when we get to see how the characters knew each other before and how their stories really began a while back, leading up to what we see in the quest to save The Fix.
So here we get Amanda’s story. She’s Nolan’s sister and we got to know a bit about her from that, as well as through Jenna – who is one of her good friends. We’ve really never gotten a full picture of what makes her tick before, knowing what made her into the cynic that she is, but here we do. Her challenge is that a man ruined her sense of self in relationships as well as in her profession since being with him made her lose opportunities in her company. Now she’s sworn to keep men at arm’s length and to use her feminine wiles to make her career blossom.
Then there’s Derek, a guy who comes from a family that’s based in Dallas and owns a hotel conglomerate. He comes from money but he doesn’t ride the coattails of that one. He wants to expand the business and take risks, change the reputation that he’s been given, and make his father proud since that seems impossible.
Knowing that these two are driven by conflicting things, we know that their pairing will be a tough one. However…..it turns out to be easier than they thought – neither wants something firm and since they aren’t geographically in the same place, it’s even better. So what’s the catch right?
That’s where our story takes shape. We get to go on the journey with them of what it means to be in a ‘thing’ with someone who’s not available emotionally but maybe wants more without saying it. And it’s sweet to see how they push each other but keep each other at arms length still. It’s when situations change that we see how things get torn apart – running scared and perhaps ruining what could be great.
Our amazing author does it again here – giving us a story about a couple that’s so perfect for each other but are too blind to see it for a while and then challenge each other to get to a good place. their chemistry as always is off the charts, and makes you really root for them even when they don’t want it.
I can’t wait to see what’s next in book 8. We know Taylor as the hostess for the man of the month contest, and we met Landon in this 7th installment, – so to see how things take shape with them will be great. there was also the issue of the car ‘accident’ that came at the end of book 7 that makes you wonder what Taylor’s back story is and how that will affect things for everyone – that the cop/detective that Landon is, will surely help. So, on that note, 2 weeks of waiting and then we’ll find out. If you haven’t read this series – i really suggest you start! Enjoy!