Law of Attraction by Alison Biss
Series: Tangled in Texas, 3
June 25, 2018
Favorite Quote: “At this point, I knew only two things for sure. Having sex with Seth had just returned me to the world of sexually active woman. But unfortunately, he had just ruined me for all other men.”
For single mom Bobbie Jo Weston, finding a husband is not on her to-do list. She’s focused on turning a run-down chicken farm into a Bed & Breakfast. She agrees to let a friend’s nephew stay with her in exchange for his handyman skills, but she wasn’t counting on the super sexy Seth Landry being that guy.
Seth has a special skill-set, all right, but it has nothing to do with hammering nails. As a retired member of The Resistance—an elite group of ex-military soldiers—his dark, unsettling past haunts him. He needs a place to lay low, and an out-of-the-way B&B is nothing short of perfect. The blonde beauty doesn’t trust men, and he doesn’t plan on sticking around long enough to change her mind.
The closer they get, the more they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. And while Bobbie holds on to her fear of watching another man walk out of their lives, Seth’s mere presence has put them all in jeopardy. The only way to ever be free of his dangerous past is for him to accept one last mission…
After reading the blurb, I couldn’t help but draw distant reference to Liam Neesan’s kick ass father role in Taken, I can’t help it, the film was phenomenal and anytime a “special set of skills” is mentioned, I go there. Gleefully! So needless to say, this story promising an undercover man on the run romance was quite appealing.
Seth was an intense, alpha dream! I loved how mysterious he was, he gave a little and just took everything, and it drove Bobbie (and me!!) crazy in the most delicious ways. As a single mom, Bobbie was a really grounded and realistic kind of woman. She was mature and didn’t have the TSTL (too stupid to live) syndrome that some coming of age heroines tend to have in novels that feature a mystery man crowding their space. Bobbie more than held her own and I loved how sexually confident she was.
I don’t know what the hell he had done to me, but light bent in ways that it shouldn’t, time seemed to stop, and I was almost certain that rivers were now running backward. But he was still going. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem any closer to having an orgasm now than he had when he’d walked into the bathroom. Damn him and his superb control. I wanted to grant him as much enjoyment as he’d gifted to me, but that was a little hard to do when he seemed like he could keep going forever. In an attempt to spur him on, I leaned farther down and reached between my legs. My fingers grazed his balls, touching ever so gently and massaging them carefully in my hand. After a lot of time passed, he still seemed no closer to climax than before. In fact, he’d even slowed back down, and I grew frustrated. What the hell did it take to get this guy off?
I gazed over my shoulder. “Would it be helpful if I, uh…you know.”
One eyebrow rose. “Sucked my dick?”
“Well, I wasn’t going to put it so crudely, but yeah. I mean, if you need me to get you there in a different way…”
He stilled and then chuckled. “Sweetheart, if you’re thinking I’m having a problem getting off, trust me, I’m not. I’m just basking in the glory of your body while I have the opportunity to do so. But if you’ve got better things to do, I can speed this up for you….You underestimate the power your body holds. Pleasure is not solely wrapped up in the climax.” …Seth’s delicious mouth curved, and his expression then changed to one of ecstasy. The wild, untamed look in his eye was that of a warrior who was completely in tune with his body, as well as mine.
Bobbie and Seth have a long romantic arc, the only thing insta was the attraction, however, their journey to a solid HEA was a rocky ride. Seth wasn’t emotionally available and Bobbie is a woman you don’t half ass it with, so they danced around their attraction, acted on it and then dealt with the fall out and finally came around to HEA-land!
The focus of Law of Attraction was refreshingly narrow. Very character focused, I appreciated how the danger/mystery plot balanced with the relationship romance angle. Heavy handed intrigue can kill the feels sometimes and that wasn’t a problem at all in this novel. What was a little problematic was Seth being so damn wishy washy! I’m still trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he was hot/cold with Bobbie because he knew his past was riding his ass, but he was definitely overboard with how cautious he was with regard to hooking up with Bobbie. If anything, Bobbie should have been the one putting the brakes on given her sordid history with her ex!
Thankfully Seth does sort his sh*t and together they save one another, her from a resigned life of motherhood without romance and he, finally free of his hunting past. Both Seth and Bobbi (and her adorable son Austin!) are absolutely likeable. I never didn’t root for them, so from beginning to end it was beyond enjoyable to watch them avoid, collide and then mesh as one. Law of Attraction is my first Alison Bliss but certainly not my last. I find myself wanting to entangle myself further with the Tangled in Texas series, and lucky for me, this book three stood alone, but I have two previous books to add to my TBR list.