Jay Markham, a wildly popular actor and a chronic womanizer, has become bored with his life. Jay decides to take a break and goes to visit his life-long best friend and famous romance novelist, Anthony Tate. But just because Jay decides to take a break doesn’t mean his fans will let him. The fans and the paparazzi follow him to the small Washington town and, in an effort to escape a particularly dogged fan, Jay ducks into the first open door he can find.
Parker Hardisson is a fairly normal, if self-contained, woman in her, ahem, early thirties. Relatively happy with her life as a freelance translator, she gets to work out of her own home and enjoy her life as quiet and drama-free as possible. So what if she’s a teensy bit lonely? So what if there’s some part of her that wants to explore the world? Things are working out just fine. So, when a mega-movie star comes slamming into her house, she wonders if she’s finally cracked.
Parker seizes the opportunity to make the deal of a lifetime. No strings, no questions. The problem is, Jay is playing this game by his own rules.
Jay Markham was a popular and hot actor. So much so that he was followed constantly by the paparazzi, his fans and of course his crazy stalker. Jay lucks out as he walks down a street full of businesses and quickly ducks into a quaint house. Unbeknowst to him this is not a business but the home of Parker Hardisson.
She is a quiet sole, she prefers her own company and only ventures out for the necessities, Oreo cookies and frozen spagetti. Her job can be done from home and she likes her life. She also recognizes Jay despite his disguise of blue jeans, flannel shirt and ball cap. She knows that he is the best friend of her friend Abby's husband Jay.
He pleads with her to let him hide out for a bit. She agrees. "I'll let you stay as long as you need if you agree to let me have complete control of you until you leave."
Whoa, our quiet Parker seems to have a kinky side.
"Control" he asks.
"Sex. I want you to let me do whatever I want with you."
Now unfortunately or fortunately depending how you look at things Jay is not one to let a woman take control. Sure he pretends for a bit but then he demands control. He gives her exactly what she needs. Lots and lots of sex. On the floor in the living room, against the door, in the bed, in the shower and even the kitchen counter. They are so hot for one another and the sex is off the charts yummy.
But, alas, real life must seep in eventually. He is, don't forget the hottest actor around with a demanding job, she is almost a recluse, they live far away from one another and oh yeah, almost forgot THE STALKER.
Jay has decided that he wants some strings on this relationship, he is falling hard, but Parker does not believe he is sincere. Time will tell.
I think the author did a great job with this story. I really appreciated the way there was a short recap involving the characters from the first story. It was great to refresh my memory. I liked how we were always guessing whether or not they could actually have a future together and how it would even be possible. There are a few twists and turns that will surprise and some heavy protectiveness from Abby's brothers that come into play. Lots of testosterone on display for sure. I think that this story moved well and it was very easy to read. I enjoyed reading more about Abby's family from the first story and hope there will be more stories to come. 5/5 for sure!
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