Title: Keep Me Wanting
Author: Avril Ashton
Publisher: Sinner’s Haven Publishing
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Page Count: 107
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.9 stars out of 5
The last thing on Damian Archer’s mind is a relationship. He’s focused on running the family business and keeping up appearances. He’s fine with the way things are, until the tattooed help at a friend’s party takes one look at him and calls him on his bull.
Fired from a brand new job, Fin Thornton is homeless and penniless. He knows men like Damian. He abhors men like Damian. Despite the wealthy man coming to his aid when he desperately needs it, Fin is hesitant to lower his guard. Yet Damian insists on being in Fin’s face, demanding things and offering help.
In spite of their differences, something keeps them wanting each other. The same connection that has Damian desperate to stake a claim on the skittish Fin. But it will take a ghost from Fin’s tragic past to show both men that what they have is worth more than money.
Avril Ashton knows her stuff and is good at it. Bad boys, gang members, assassins, bikers…you name it. This is her area of expertise in my humble opinion.
Damian and Fin are good boys. I don’t know if this is the reason, but this story didn’t work all that well for me.
Damian and Fin are polar opposites. Damian is the rich CEO of the family business, while Fin is homeless, broke and currently unemployed. Their chance first meeting is filled with instant dislike but at the same time with unwanted attraction.
But this won’t last long. Fin needs help and Damian decides he’s the right man for the job. Honestly, things felt too rushed and too insta-lovey for my taste. And Damian’s insistence on “saving” Fin all the time or being constantly in his face was almost too much. They didn’t even know each other!
And Fin…Oh, man…One of the most immature characters ever! Most of the time he acts like a teenager, running hot and cold. One minute he pushes Damian away and the next he is all over him. When you give someone your room number in case he wants to stop by with food, it means you invite them, right? And when he eventually shows up, you don’t start yelling at him because he came uninvited! Well…not Fin. For the life of me, I don’t get what Damian saw in him.
As expected, the sex is off the charts. Damn, but that woman can write a sex scene… Very intense and so so dirty…
There is a “mystery-crime” subplot going on and a new character introduced. I’m very interested in reading Sullivan’s story which is next. It seems closer to what I’m used from the author.
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