Monday, 7 April 2014

Review: Rising Assets - Rebecca Zanetti

Friends with benefits was never the plan…

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.

Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.

Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?

Maverick Montana Series:
Against the Wall
Under the Covers
Rising Assets
Over the Top

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Colton, Melanie and Hawk have been best friends for years, the three of them have always been inseparable but no matter how close they all are there has always been a special bond between Colt and Melanie. Melanie has always been able to turn to Colt and Hawk with any problem in the past but for the first time ever she is facing something that they can't help her with. She is desperate for a family but health issues mean her chance of conceiving is very slim and the odds are reducing with every passing month. Realising how desperate Melanie is to be a mother makes Colton look at her in a new light, he's always admired his spunky best friend but he'd tried not to notice the beautiful woman she grew into. Now he's realised just how perfect she is the thought of her starting a life with another guy leaves him cold, but can he convince his best friend that they can be together without risking the friendship that means so much to them both?

I have been a huge fan of Rebecca Zanetti's Maverick Montana series ever since I picked up Against the Wall last year so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this latest instalment. This series is full of super hot cowboy heroes and Colton is no exception to that - the chemistry between him and Melanie was off the charts and I think he's my new favourite hottie in the series. I love the small town feel of these books, although each story works as a stand alone we have come to know the whole family throughout the series and it was great to catch up with all the other characters we've grown to love. The whole town is invested in Colt and Melanie's relationship, they all saw it coming long before our main couple did and they've been betting on the outcome for months which was highly amusing.

Colton is a really sweet guy, he is always there for anyone who needs a helping hand and he loves his family unconditionally. He's the type of man who would do anything for anyone and I really love that about him. He never really wanted to settle down before, not that he's particularly a womaniser, he just planned on getting to a point in his career where he felt more settled before finding a woman to marry. Love doesn't take that into account though and once he starts to realise his feelings for Melanie it doesn't take him too long to change his mind completely about what his goals are. Melanie and Colt have a wonderful bond between them, I love the friends to lovers trope and Rising Assets was a great example of that. These characters know each other inside out and obviously have a great bond to build the rest of their relationship on. They also have wonderful chemistry but I'm sure that won't surprise you if you've read any of the earlier books in this series - they've all been incredibly steamy!

I have loved all of the books in this series so far but I can't tell you how excited I am that the next book will finally be Hawk's story. He has fascinated me since the very first book and there were some very interesting developments with his character in this one that have just made me even more eager to get my hands on it. Dawn is one lucky, lucky lady although I have to admit that I kind of feel sorry for Hawk who will have to face off against all three of her protective older brothers! The good thing is that he's already part of the family and loved by everyone so hopefully it won't be too hard to convince them he's serious about her. This is definitely a series that I love and one that I can't wait to continue - if you haven't come across it yet then I'd recommend reading the books in order but they're all perfect for when you're looking for a sexy, small town romance with a hot cowboy hero!

Source: Received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

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