Series: Flirting With Trouble #2
Berkley Publishing Group - InterMix
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Date Read: January 8, 2017
She’s trying the straight and narrow...
Carson Tucker only has one thing on her mind: getting her life back on track and pursuing her teaching career. She can’t afford to be distracted, yet no amount of good sense can compel her keep her mind—or eyes—off the brooding and mysterious Wyatt Sands. She agreed to be his tutor and help him finish his degree, but now she’s wishing she could inspire him in more ways than one...
He makes her want to break all the rules...
Still reeling from the tragic accident that took his best friend’s life and left him wheelchair-bound, all Wyatt Sands wants to do is forge ahead without any attachments. His solitary lifestyle works well until the after-hours sessions between him and his tutor turn hot and steamy. As the chemistry between them fuels a passion that is too electrifying to be denied, will Carson be able to break down the barriers that Wyatt has erected around himself—or will their fiery passion burn them both?
This was a decent little romance. It is rather short at just under 200 pages and I was able to read it is a single evening which was nice. This was a nice story overall but much darker than I had expected based on the pink tinted cover. This book is listed as being the second book in the Flirting with Trouble series but I read it as a stand alone without any difficulty.
Carson is a recovering drug addict who is also dealing with an anxiety disorder. She actually turned to drugs as a way to help her deal with her anxiety. She is very close to finishing her degree but she can't figure out how to get through the student teaching due to her anxiety. She is currently working as a tutor as much as she can while she tries to figure things out.
Wyatt suffered a head injury in an automobile accident that killed his friend. He is in a wheelchair until he is able to walk again. He was a drummer in a local band but since his accident he has decided to focus on finishing his degree. He needs some help to get through his classes so he hires Carson as his tutor to help him coordinate everything.
I like Carson and Wyatt together. They are both dealing with issues and are living very different lives than they were just a few month earlier. They seemed really good for each other. The prologue of the story has them meeting before the changes in their life and the chemistry was exciting then. The attraction that they have for each other hasn't stopped since their initial meeting.
The story wasn't perfect. One of my main issues with the book was the fact that if Carson just stopped taking drugs a few months ago she probably should be hanging out at the bars she used to go to. Drinking alcohol is probably not a great idea either. I cringed when she declared she needed a drink after a rather intense moment since it is sometimes very common for an addict to replace one addition with another. There really wasn't a lot of talk about how she stopped using either which I would have really liked to have seen.
I would recommend this book to others. I liked the chemistry between the characters and I thought that their emotions seemed completely genuine. I also like the fact that the main characters were a little different and I think they actually made each other a bit stronger. I would definitely pick up another book by Annie Kelly!
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group - Intermix via NetGalley.
About the Author
Annie Kelly is the pen name for writer Kelly Fiore and the author of the Flirting with Trouble novels. After graduating from Salisbury University with a BA in English, Kelly went on to get her MFA in Poetry from West Virginia University. When she’s not writing romance, Kelly loves cooking, rocking out to 80s hair metal, and spending time with her son.