Synopsis from Goodreads
Craft beer and the sexy men who brew it.
My employee’s daughter. The tomboy. The kid who once did odd jobs around the brewery. That’s all she was… until three years passed and she walked into my office for an interview.
Frankee Dawson is no longer that girl I once called Kiddo. She’s grown into a beautiful, sexy, desirable woman. Very desirable. And that’s a problem. She’s my employee’s daughter. Lovibond family. And too young for me. Too innocent.
I want to feel her respond to my kiss.
I want her body to tremble as she anticipates my touch.
I want to learn all the places that bring her pleasure.
But mostly I want her to know that she’s never truly been loved by a man until me.
Frankee is my intern and under me for the summer. Literally. It’s a difficult secret to maintain when you can’t keep your hands off each other.
This was supposed to be a hot summer fling. Sex and fun without commitment. That’s what we called it. But we were wrong. This is more. I’ve never felt this way about a woman. Never cared more about someone else’s happiness more than my own.
I love her. And I’m happy, so damn happy… until a terrible mistake from my past springs forward and threatens to rip us apart.
There are a million reasons for her to leave me. And trust me, she should. But all I really need is one good reason for her to stay.
Porter is the last man standing in our Lovibond family, his playboy ways have gained him a well-deserved reputation with the brewery he owns with his two best friends, Tap and Stout. Love wasn’t even on his radar until Frankee walked back into his life as an intern for the summer. No longer the tomboy of Porter’s memory, he is quickly enchanted with all things Frankee.
Frankee is the perfect match for Porter, from her artistic talent to her sassy nature. Frankee has always harboured a crush on Porter since her father first starting working at Lovibond, although she is well aware of Porter’s commitment-phobe persona, she can’t help be drawn to him like a moth to a flame.
The chemistry between Porter and Frankee is combustible so when the sparks fly they willingly burn. Frakee surprises Porter with the combination of sweet and sultry, fully embracing the Vixen Porter brings out in her.
What starts as a summer fling with a finite end date quickly morphs into so much more. Making Porter and Frankee re-think their plans for the future; unfortunately, the path to true love never did run smooth and the re-appearance of one of Porter’s hookups (Charlotte) creates a whole lot of drama llama for Porter and Frankee to face. Trying to put myself in Frankee’s position was difficult, I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around how it would make me feel. I completely admired Frankee’s handling of the situation and her emotional strength and conviction in the relationship she has with Porter.
I didn’t quite understand Charlotte’s motivation in the drama she created, especially knowing the truth would inevitably be revealed. I would have really liked to have seen an explanation given within the narrative.
Porter and Frankee belong together, two halves of the same whole.
I loved the epilogue which includes all of the characters in the Lovibond family and brings the series to a beautiful conclusion.