Katie Hughes and Rill Pierce's book
Addicted to You (One Night of Passion book 1)
by Bethany Kane (Beth Kery)
Book Blurb:All it takes is a moment for your life to change—one night of desire to make you feel alive…
Irish film director Rill Pierce fled to the tiny, backwoods town of Vulture’s Canyon, seeking sanctuary and solitude after a devastating tragedy. Once, his raw sex appeal and sultry Irish accent made women across the globe swoon. Now, he’s barely recognizable…
But Katie Hughes, his best friend’s sister, is not the type of woman to give up on a man like Rill. She blazes into Vulture’s Canyon determined to save him from himself. Instead, she finds herself unleashing years of pent-up passion. In a storm of hunger and need, Katie and Rill forget themselves and the world. But will Rill’s insatiable attraction to Katie heal his pain—or will it just feed the darkness within him?
I read the series out of order and the good news is that even though there is a bit of character overlap, each book can be read as a stand alone. Also just a tidbit of information, author Bethany Kane and author Beth Kery are one in the same. So even though book 1 and book 2 have different author names, it is the same exciting author.
I liked Exposed to You (book 2) more than Addicted to You (book 1). I didn't like the characters as much in Addicted to You. Well that's not true. I did like Katie but Rill took quite a bit to warm up too.
The story starts off with Rill in a bad emotional place. He is sulking? In mourning? Angry? I'm not quite sure what emotional state to label him. He is throwing his career away and he is drinking himself into oblivion. Over a year ago, his cheating pregnant wife (not his child) dies in a car accident and for some reason, this is eating him alive. Is it guilt? *shrugs* Not quite sure.
Katie, a long time friend and a woman who has secretly been in love and cares for Rill makes the long car journey to try and nurse him back to health. Her intentions are admirable. She really does loves him and it pains her to see Rill in such a state of distress. Of course she thinks he is so distraught after the untimely death of his wife.
Rill is faced with a challenge having Katie in his presence. His best friend, Everett, is Katie's brother. So even though he has lustful thoughts about her, he is also struggling to follow the unmentioned "Bro Code" by not lusting after a friend's sister. Of course it does not help that Katie makes no qualms about wanting to be in his bed. This conflict makes for some super hot scenes.
Rill and Katie's courtship is filled with many ups and downs. Rill can be a really blunt person and he just says what he is feeling at that moment. I actually like that a lot about him. He doesn't sugar coat. It was a good read seeing how Rill resolves his conflicts and eventually gives in to his desires. I also liked that Rill is Irish but Beth Kery didn't try and write every word he says in an Irish accent. You get the Irish vibe from him without a thick brogue written in.
Teasers: Dutch door love, belly dance tease, positive pregnancy test, saved by crutches