Rough Road (Lake Lovelace #2) by Vanessa North

Rough RoadDisclaimer MaleTAGEddie Russell is many things: A wealthy pillar of the community. An outrageous flirt. A doting best friend. A masochist with a kink for brawling with his bedmates. But he is definitely not a man who invites intimacy. His friends are close but few, his lovers rarer still.

When Eddie runs his Mercedes off the road on a hot July afternoon, Wish Carver comes to his aid—and leaves his number in Eddie’s phone. Wish, a road crew worker half Eddie’s age and sexy as sin, seems fascinated by Eddie’s different sides. Mutual attraction and compatible kinks ignite the sheets, but it’s their connection outside the bedroom that Eddie begins to crave.

When the two come down on opposite sides of a local issue, Eddie finds his growing feelings for Wish at odds with his business interests and his devotion to his best friend, local wakeboarding legend Ben Warren. Torn between old loyalties and his new love, Eddie is reluctant to make a choice. But he knows he can’t make Wish wait too long to make up his mind.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

I’ve not read book one in the series, and I had no problem understanding the story or the players.

The two main MC’s couldn’t be more different out of the bedroom, Eddie, 44 comes from old money, still has that money and more. Owns his own business, is established in his life, community and career. Oh yeah and completely in love with his best friend, Ben.

Wish, 24, just moved to the area, works construction, helps his brother out at his auto repair shop. Lives with two other people in a crappy apartment in a not so good area of town.

But when these two meet, the insta chemistry, attraction, is explosive. But Eddie, on the surface can’t get over the fact that Wish so much younger. As you read along we get the real issues.

These two are great together, at times the role reversal between who’s older mentally, Wish showing wisdom beyond his years. was a perfect touch. The way Eddie learned that he’s not too old, for all things that mattered. Nice we got the HFN ending.


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