Summer Of The Cougar by Nicole Austin
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (94 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Sweet Pea
With the big four-oh looming, Larissa Cross is more than ready to shed the roles that have defined her and make drastic changes. Gone are the widowed Army wife, soccer mom and empty nester. She’s even setting aside the schoolteacher until fall.
A naughty challenge issued by fellow erotic romance booklovers on their blog, Tempt the Cougar, has come at the perfect time and ignited Rissa’s competitive drive. It’s going to be a glorious summer full of hot younger man lovin’ for a new cougar on the prowl. Rawr!
Tattooed and pierced fireman JD Harmon is tempting prey but there’s much more to the hunk than his bad boy good looks. A one-night stand isn’t in his plans, and sex—no matter how mind-blowing—won’t distract him from his goals. JD intends to tame the wicked cougar and stake a claim on her heart.
Larissa Cross was only looking for a summer fling to fill out her newly free existence. So when sexy fire-fighter, JD Harmon walked up to her, her hopes soared and her body ignited. But could she have more then a casual fling with this hot hunk without wanting something more?
From the moment, JD laid eyes on the beautiful latina bombshell his body was lost. After spending time in her company and many steamy nights in her bed, so was his heart. But Rissa had other plans, never letting him get to personal and keeping him at a distance. His dreams were becoming reality, but what he now realizes is that he wants to share them with his woman.
I adored Rissa for her actions of putting herself out there after living her life as a mother for the past nineteen years. And let me tell you, I loved how she handled her daughter in one scene. She had the guts to go after what she wanted and take what she needed and that is an excellent quality to see in a woman. JD is one sexy male alpha. I love alpha males and he is definitely one of those gorgeous types you just can’t get enough of. Oh, and his piercing is a first for me that I have read about in a book and I loved it.
I absolutely loved this book, which is yet another great addition to the cougar challenge. Nicole Austin is the queen of steamy romance scenes and I bow down to her supreme skills. I fell in love with her many, many books ago and keep falling with every new one she puts out. This book is a great read and I highly recommend it.