Friday, 30 January 2015

REVIEW - Impulse Control (Men of the Zodiac #1) by Amanda Usen

The Book
Release Date: 19 January 12015
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Survivalist Russ Donovan is known on TV as the “Wildest Man In The World.” The last thing this headstrong Aries guy needs is to be wrangled into a cross-promotional TV special with a popular homemaker—even a sexy little thing like Susannah Stone. Besides, the Adirondacks in the dead of winter is no place for amateurs...especially a stubborn homemaker who's determined to show him up every chance she gets.

Susannah's a working single mom who knows plenty about roughing it. She can take anything this mountain man dishes out. Now Russ and Susannah are taking their competitive rivalry to new levels, and not even the canned beef stew is safe. Then Russ and Susannah's on-camera sparks turn into a sizzling off-camera romance, and their two conflicting worlds collide. Sure, major differences can turn chemistry red-hot...they also make compromise nearly impossible.

My Opinion  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Both Russ Donovan and Susannah Stone are big TV personalities who have been told by their TV station that they are being thrown together to make a new programme where each will be put in the others environment to see how they cope.  Neither expect much from the other, however the chemistry between them sizzles.

Susannah is also a mum to a toddler and has come out of a marriage feeling very low about herself, but refuses to let the world see her as anything other than a survivor.  She makes the best out of everything, even if it means pushing her physical boundaries a little too far.

Susannah does not want to seem weak and Russ's complete opinion about her changes over the weekend, as does Susannah's about Russ.

The media attention gets in the way and they spend time apart until the next segment has to be filmed in her home, where Susannah tries him in the domesticated setting.  Russ shows a soft sweet side to himself along with some passion.

With a past that he can't let go of, Russ bails only to find that Susannah and her son occupy his mind constantly until he can  no longer stand being apart any longer.

A sweet yet fast read with a few naughty sections to ramp up the heat.

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