- Turquoise Morning Press
- Release Date
- December 2010
- Book 1 of Apple Trail, Arkansas
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
She doesn't want wild and raunchy, just a little spice…
Stephanie Faulkner listens to her neighbor's nightly sexcapades through her bedroom wall. What used to make her blush now has her reaching for her vibrator. But she's had enough self-fulfillment and now wants the real thing.
He wants commitment and long-term, not a quick roll…
The only woman Parker Madison ever wanted for long-term was Stephanie...but she's off-limits. He's tried to find a substitute but there just isn't another woman like her. Now that she's available, if he gives her time to get over her ex-husband...will he finally get his long-desired chance?
Short-term doesn't lead to long term. Or does it…?
But when Stephanie digs up the courage to ask Parker for something a little exciting and spicy, he nervously rejects her. Still, she sets out to get what she wants—a little sexcapade of her very own. No commitment. It's just sex, right?
Parker knows he could never be satisfied with having Stephanie temporarily. But as she continues to tempt him and he finds it harder to resist, he begins to think short-term might be better than nothing at all. Unless he can convince her into more.
Jan 21, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
158 people found the following review helpful
When the walls fell, it was one steamy and satisfying ride for this romance junkie. I love when two best friends find a way into each other's arms. I love it even more when the two deserve it as much as Stephanie and Jake do. Keri Ford has shared a journey that will curl your toes one moment and give you goose bumps of joy the next. I walked away with all kinds of sighs of satisfaction. Ooooh, the satisfaction....
Stephanie Faulkner's apartment sits next to her best friend Jake's. In fact, they even share a bedroom wall. Night after night Stephanie listens to Jake's parade of women express their satisfaction…loudly.
Stephanie wants some of that.
Jake wants Stephanie too, just not for an easy fling. Jake wants it all and he isn't going to settle as Stephanie's booty call.
This story really surprised me in all kinds of good ways. I expected a request for a bed call to lead to some heat and love to grow from requited passion. Not what happened. Instead, two characters showed some depth and gave us more than a simple romance mixed in with some fiery hot sex scenes.
Not only did the plot play out in a clever and captivating way, the characters' own revelations and struggles really made the story more than just a simple love story. I found THROUGH THE WALL fun and quirky. I was embarrassed for Stephanie as she tried to ask for what she wanted, and I was compassionate for Jake as he refused, having wanted far more than just sex from Stephanie for years.
This is the first book in a series about Apple Trail, Arkansas. I think things are about to really get hot in that small town and you can count on me to find a front row seat. Grab some popcorn and pull up a chair next to me. Enjoy!
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