When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded, bartender extraordinaire, Joe Collins, only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.
Alex Parks is funny, friendly, and pretty much everything he’s been looking for in a woman. And in no time at all they’re emailing up a storm, telling each other their deepest darkest secrets… apart from the one that really matters.
And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist.
Alexandra Parks is a 29 yr. old graphic designer from Seattle. She’s sort of been a hermit for years. She never puts herself out there or takes chances romantically. She avoids intimacy & prefers her life uncomplicated. She doesn’t do relationships, but she’s been talking to a gorgeous man on the internet named Eric Collins. She’s crushing on him hard & they seem to share a strong connection. They’ve been talking for months through emails. Even though Alex is somewhat terrified of the outside world, she decides to step out of her comfort zone to meet him. Eric is beginning to mean something to her, and she just has to see him in person. She decides to be spontaneous, & buys a ticket to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She plans to show up at his birthday party and surprise him. When Alex shows up to meet the hot guy she’s been emailing, she soon learns he has no clue who she is.
Joe Collins set up an account for his younger brother Eric on a dating site. When his brother loses interest & decides he doesn’t want the account anymore Joe tells him he will shut it down for him. Then he spots Alex Parks, & they begin talking. She’s funny & beautiful, and he immediately gets sucked in. He looks forward to talking to her, & it’s often the highlight of his day. When Alex shows up in the Dive Bar where he bartends, the jig is up, & his big secret is revealed.
Joe wants Alex to stay in Idaho for a few days & figure out what’s between them. They shared chemistry online, & he just wants the chance to get to know her in person, even if it’s just as friends. He liked talking to her & has grown to care about her.
Alex is shocked that the man she thought she was talking to is someone else. Instead of Eric, it’s a huge, blond, Bigfoot lumber sexual with a beard and tattoos. He’s totally not her type, even though her libido hasn’t got the memo yet. Clearly the guy is hot, with his big muscles & long golden mane, but she’s more into pretty boys wearing a suit & tie.
Joe convinces her to stay a few days & spend some time together since she’s already there. She’s extremely attracted to his body, & his kindness also gets to her. He’s so sweet & eventually her walls all crumble, and they give in to their lust for one another.
Alex’s plans of not wanting to get involved with anyone go right out the window as she falls for Joe. Being with him is so easy & they just click, until circumstances have Joe pulling away. Just as Alex begins opening herself up to the possibility of more, things get complicated between them. Then there’s the fact they live in different states. Will love conquer all?
I loved this book & adore this series! Joe Collins is a sinfully sexy bearded hottie with a heart of gold. This man is so gentle & swoon worthy. I fell hard for him from the start. Can’t wait for Eric’s book up next!
-This man was so beautiful.
-The man affected me in all the ways.
-He had a rather spectacular body.
-In bed, there was an edge to Joe that worked for me like crazy.
-The man had me mesmerized. I couldn’t have looked away from him if I’d tried.
-Joe Collins had my heart whether he wanted it or not.