Some lines are meant to be crossed. Patrick That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn't my apprentice. Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins. Outside my siblings, she was the only person I could name who shared my obsession with preserving Boston's crumbling buildings. Andy My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, sweaty yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn't part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package. Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.
*This is the second book in The Walshes Series, though it reads as a stand-alone novel.*
At first Patrick seems uptight. He knows he's attracked to Andy and uses assholish-ness to push her away. The attraction is mutual though and the worse he acts the more Andy seems to be attracted to him. She's fighting the chemistry though just as hard as he is, if not harder. Both have enough luggage from their past to fill up a storage unit. The connection between the two isn't just chemistry though. They both have a love of architecture and food. They bond over these two things and build a strong friendship.
I like that this isn't a hugely complicated book. Though they both are fighting their attraction to each other it's not causing the angst and conflict that pulls you emotionally. There are lessons to be learned, but it's an easy and enjoyable read. I will say this is the first book I've read of this series and I love the Walsh's hard. These sibling all have their own quirks and personalities and even though this book is mainly about only one of them, you really get a peak at all of them. Andy's character is a breath of fresh air. She's an average girl that doesn't fit into any mold. She can be a girly girl, one of the guys, a geek, and the list keeps going. She really is the type of female I can relate to.
This is a brilliant book and I definitely recommend it. I'll be going back to read book one and looking forward to the other books in the series.