on June 16th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Some things are sexier the second time around.
Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art...all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan-his biggest mistake---walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.
Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she'd once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever... and this Cal is all man.
Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she's always been his light, and it's getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone or if it's exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.
Cal Payton is the older brother of Max, who we met in Make it Right, the third book in the Bowler Univeristy series. He is a loyal, responsible man who has always put everyone around him first. He basically raised his younger brothers when his mom took off and his dad was incapable of stepping up and he showed throughout this book what a loving person is. The only problem is that he doesn’t see it and after losing the love of his life, he pours himself in his work and doesn’t let anyone in. That is until his prior love returns.
“How do I look at you Sunshine?”
Jenna returns back home to help her dad rebuild his company. As much as she wants to, or thinks she needs to stay away from Cal the pull to be near him is too strong. The changes in the boy Cal was, to the man he is now have her wanting all the things she ran from at 18 years old. But it wouldn’t be an angsty romance if there wasn’t obstacles that got in the way.
“There’s not a cloud in the sky, but all the sunshine is right here in this bed.”
I’m a sucker for a second chance love story, plus I have loved Megan Erickson’s style of writing from her very first book. When you add in a sexy but at times gruff mechanic and a fiesty and stubborn past love, how can you go wrong?