Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family.
The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard.
Enter Mo Morrison.
Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly.
But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it.
However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die.
But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters.
All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man.
And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.
*ARC provided by Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review*
Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley is her Dream Man series meeting the Rock Chick series and I’ve never been so happy over a crossover. This is also a prequel to a new series coming out next year, which I’m so excited for since this book alludes to some of the potential couples that we’re getting. Yay!
Honestly, I’ve loved Lottie in previous books and the fact that she finally gets her alpha man in the form of quiet giant Mo is just icing on the cake. Lottie, Jet’s sister, works as a stripper for Smithie’s. Vivacious and sassy, she’s got a heart of gold and because she doesn’t want her family to worry about her, tries to keep the fact that she has a stalker a secret from them. But Smithie is not having any of it and hires one of Hawk’s men to keep her safe. And nothing could prepare Lottie for the immediate attraction that she has for Mo.
“I’ll take the bad with the good when it comes to dealing with shit, like your dreams. It’s that it’s all good. It’s all you. It’s who you are and what you did and how you come to me. And I’ll take it all, Mo. Because I want it all. Who you are and what you did and how you come to me is precisely what I need you to be.”
When Mo meets Lottie, he knows he’s in trouble. Sweet, sexy, smart and funny, Mo was so screwed. But knowing that his focus has to be 100% on protecting her, he tries to draw the line in any relationship between them. “Tries” being the operative word because when it comes to knowing what she wants, Lottie is making it very clear that Mo is the one for her. Lottie is willing to wait until her stalker is caught, but all bets are off the moment it’s all over. Let me tell you, it is explosive.
“Matchmaking shit?” Boone asked.
“Lottie’s gonna set you boys up,” Mo told them.
“Let them be strippers. Please, God, if you love me even a little bit, let them be strippers,” Mag prayed, head tipped back, eyes to my ceiling and everything.
When you get a novella, it sometimes feels like there is not enough story but this one was perfect. You get lots of cameos from the Hot Guy Bunch, Hawk Delgado’s men, but more importantly a completely fleshed out, hot as hell, super sweet romance. Lottie is the girl everyone should have as a friend and Mo is the guy who every girl wishes for. This was an instant reread for me and I can not wait for the spinoff series with Mo’s friends.