Military man Harper Anderson should be able to control himself. Hell, his life depended on it many times. But Holly Morganton is so damn caring and sexy that she makes him lose all sense of what’s right and wrong. She’s a siren who’s tempting him to forget his love for his murdered wife—and he hates that.
Conner Gillespie, Harper’s cousin and casino co-owner, knows Holly is the perfect woman for them. While she’s shy about her lack of curves, she’s a listener, and he’s certain she’s the one to show Harper that life’s worth living again.
Holly, a computer geek, is blown away by the fact that two hunky casino owners find her attractive, so why then does Harper keep pushing her away when she tries to help him move on? When they take her passion to new heights, she vows to do whatever it takes to earn their love.
Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among cousins.
Freedom to Love gave me a feeling of euphoric love as cousins Conner and Harper fell in love, albeit with a little kicking and screaming, with geeky Holly. The series, Freedom, Colorado previously introduced Conner and Harper as the two casino owners possibly enmeshed in nefarious affairs, but thanks to Holly and her sidekicks in Freedom Security, the boys were exonerated.
Holly, tall, lanky and not exactly a voluptuously shaped woman was drawn to the cousins but never imagined they would fall for her. Wrong! Both Conner and Harper fell under her spell, proportionately perfect for them with an adage dose of brains.
What I adore about the series and in particular this book was that Ms. Monroe delivered real life dilemma that would not contain a simple solution. The angst was heart-felt as Harper came to terms with the death of his wife some years before and now found himself falling in love with another woman. Not an easy feat when emotions were raw.
Conner and Harper’s personalities were genuine in actions and words. They were take charge without being overbearing, although I could see a bit of writing on the wall for future books.
Holly was unpretentious and honest in her feelings of womanly inadequacy which made her a relatable character to any woman who had insecurities. Ms. Monroe allowed these feelings to be a part of the story but not dominate nor drive it.
Freedom, Colorado has fast become one of my favorite ménage series. Freedom to Love delivered beautiful souls, hunky men, one very smart woman and a glimpse into who could possibly be the next book. Oh, and did I mention extremely hot sex?
A five handcuff review