Series: Blue Bay #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Leveled
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox comes the first in the hot new Blue Bay Crew series that follows the sexy, blue collar Owens men who take over their family’s construction business in the small town of Blue Bay, CT.
Summer Wheeler is on the run. Hiding from the men who killed her father, Summer is on her way to her childhood cottage in Blue Bay when she runs into Sean Owens, the forbidden bad boy from her past. After giving him a fake name, she gives in to one steamy night with him, never expecting to see him again.
Sean isn’t sure why Summer is pretending to be someone she’s not, but he’ll play her game if that means he can indulge in one of his oldest fantasies – a night with Summer. He’s shocked to see her when he returns to Blue Bay, and even more surprised when Summer offers him a job renovating her old family cottage. Hot workdays turn into hotter nights, but when Summer’s secret catches up with her, she’ll have to decide if she can trust Sean with her heart—and her life.
Demolished nails the perfect combination of emotion, scorching intensity, and a touch of suspense that will draw readers to this fantastic new series!
Demolished is a tale of old crushes, mysterious ledgers, and crazy hot sex. Both Summer and Sean have returned to their tiny Connecticut town after the deaths of their fathers. Summer is hiding her identity while she searches for a mysterious ledger that her (now) ex-boyfriend was search for. She thinks her father’s accident might not have been so accidental. Sean has come home to take over his father’s construction business. Sean recognizes Summer right away and Summer recognizes Sean, but she still tells him her name is Jenna. He plays along for a while because its obvious something is going on.
I enjoy mystery and suspense in my romance novels. I love a good whodunit with a love story twist. However, in Demolished, the mystery part wasn’t really fleshed out well. It was more like a string of events that happened in-between the crazy sex Sean and Summer are having with each other. If the author had focused more on the mystery, it could have been good. Or, if she focused more on the character dynamics, the story could have been better. There is a lot of possible depth to Sean and Summer that wasn’t really explored. Honestly, the only thing really explored was all the crazy sex. They explored that frequently. And when they weren’t exploring it, they were thinking about exploring it. Don’t get me wrong-I love a good smutty sex scene as much as the next Tessa Bailey/Alexa Riley/TM Fraizer/etc fangirl, but in Demolished, it just felt a bit too much. I like a deeper story or deeper characters with my smut, thank you. I AM a lady 😉
So, overall, this wasn’t a bad book and I enjoyed it. Its a very quick read too so if you are looking for a book that won’t require much mental effort, Demolished is perfect. Steamy, easy, and light is exactly how this book felt to me and sometimes, thats exactly what you want. And, it looks like Fox is setting this up to be a series with Sean’s brothers! More hot construction guys with tattoos? Yes please!
PS: In case it wasn’t clear, this one is NOT safe for my mom.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: on the run, secret identity
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
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