In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde
Sexy full length standalone. Romance
“I broke every one of my rules with you…”
What a perfect book to read snuggled up in front of a fire while you are snowed in! In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde is a very hot and sexy read with little drama and angst. We have a strong, independent, snarky heroine, and a bad-boy, dirty-talking guy that needed to change his ways. Taking place in a snowy, quaint mountain town in Montana, I enjoyed the setting, and got to feel a little of the snow way down here in Florida (OK, not really, but my imagination worked good enough).
Rhys Weland may have grown up in Montana, but it’s been a long time since he’s been back. Now he’s a ruthless, do-anything-for-a-buck guy who comes to the small Montana mountain town of Snowcreek to help persuade the townspeople to support the idea of a big ski resort in the area. His good looks and charm have never fail to bring people, especially women, around for the McHugh Corporation.
Shea Madison lives alone with her dog Wolfie in a secluded cabin she inherited. She absolutely loves her town, and is smart enough to know how a big resort will change everything. It will cause taxes to rise, eventually pushing the townspeople out. They need her property for the resort, and she intends to fight tooth and nail to keep it. Shea is the one Rhys is really there to convince, but he got a lot more than he bargained for after Shea had to rescue him from a snowy ditch and bring him back to her home for shelter until the tow truck could come.
“Instantly, Rhys thought back to why he was here. He had to behave himself, to focus on the end prize. Not to perv over this little paradox of femininity.”
Shea is feisty. She has a foul mouth. She doesn’t take shit. She fights the attraction between them, but Rhys is right there to tease and entice her at every turn.
“I don’t want to want you,” she murmured desperately. “You’re trouble for me.”
Shea thinks Rhys is taking an independent survey of the land, and has no idea he is working for the company who is trying to take it. Rhys is getting in too deep, he didn’t expect this beautiful, feisty, sexy woman, with whom he had an instant connection. What will happen when she finds out why he’s really there?
“Reality doesn’t need to intrude yet. Right now, it’s just my body and yours.”
Shea knows he’s only there for a short time she won’t let her heart get caught up. But hey, she’s a grown woman. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little hot nookie with the fuckhot guy with the sexy unshaven mountain thing starting.
“The things you do to me… you have no idea. You fight it, although I can see that you want to give in. You put up a good front. But, when I’m deep inside you and you finally let go, it is so beautiful to see you come apart. Hottest fucking thing I’ve ever seen.”
The sex was well written and was totally hot alpha sex, but it never felt like it was too much sex for the story, it worked just perfectly.
“Sweetheart, seriously….You really have to buy it anyway now, I think there’s some kind of unwritten rule that, if you have an orgasm in a dress when trying it on, you have to buy it.”
- The snowy Montana setting.
- Shea’s feisty nature.
- Perfectly written scorching hot sex scenes.
- Banter (I love banter).
- Rhys’s dirty talk.
- The dressing room scene. OMG
- I had a grin on my face most of the book with a little bit of emotion.
- Nothing too angsty of crazy, just a nice, hot and sexy romance with the suspense of ‘what will happen when she learns’.
- Great epilogue.
- Overuse of the word “sweetheart” and bony prominence (?)
Rating: 4.5 stars 5 Heat
In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde is a perfect read between angstier books. I love a book that makes me smile, swoon, get turned on, bookmark pages for ‘later use’ lol, and have characters that I adore. While this may not be the most memorable book of the year, it was just an all around very enjoyable read that I adored. I’m so glad I came across this one for one of my lists and my twitchy finger took over and hit the 1-click. I look forward to reading more by this author!
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