Title: The General's Desire
Series: San Diego Social Scene, Book 2
Author: Tess Summers
Genre: Romance, Military Erotica
When it comes to Ron Thompson– his career, the Marines under his command, his women – he’s in charge. Period. The sooner Brenna Roberts realizes that, the better.
I’m a decorated Marine general who doesn’t have time for relationships. I’ve tried –they just don’t work out—and I’ve never lost sleep over it. Then I meet her. Brenna is easily the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on. The first time she blushes under my stare, it’s game over. She’s going to need to learn that I’m in charge and trust that I always mean what I say, because I’m not letting her go.
When Ron offers me a drink at the Sterling’s wedding reception, I have no idea that he’s a military star on the rise; I just know he’s the walking definition of masculine—that translates in the bedroom (and couches, counters, tables…) as the best sex I’ve ever had. The more time we spend together, the more I’m convinced he’s hiding something – or someone—and I’m not going down that road again. He can say anything he wants, but actions speak louder than words.
This is Book 2 in the San Diego Social Scene series. Each book is a stand-alone with an HEA and no cheating. It is intended for mature audiences only, as there is adult content and language and situations that some may find offensive.
The general happens to be hot as heck, dedicated, single, and a rising star in the Marines. Brenna is a gorgeous famous baseball player's widow as well as successful in her own right. Neither has plans to get seriously involved. She's just been duped by a man she finally started dating after a marriage with a serial cheater. After attempting to shut Ron down he makes promises that make her tingle. So begins the steamy journey of these two people over forty.
Yep. People over forty fall in love, too.
They care, have sizzling chemistry. He treats her as she's never been treated before as if she is beautiful and special. The one thing they seem to battle is communication. He's used to being tight-lipped because of the secrecy of his missions. She isn't encouraged to talk when he won't. She's never been around the military and his abundant last-minute mission calls infuriate her. He is concerned she won't be able to deal with his job and his inability to stay in contact while he is away.
Building their relationship isn't easy. Both have been on their own for some time and are not used to allowing anyone else in. However, the conflict was basically a lack of communication and letting the other person in when a simple conversation with both parties listening to the other could have helped. It would have been a stronger book with perhaps some external conflict as well. The characters were likable and engaging. I recommend this to anyone who likes a little older couple who still have plenty of steam.
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Tess Summers is a former business woman and teacher who always loved writing but never seemed to have time to sit down and write a short story, let alone a novel. Now battling MS, her life changed dramatically, and she has finally slowed down enough to start writing all the stories she’d been wanting to tell, including the fun and sexy ones!
Married over twenty-two years with three grown children, Tess is a former dog foster mom who ended up failing and adopting them instead. She and her husband (and their six dogs) split their time between the desert of Arizona and the lakes of Michigan, so she’s always in a climate that’s not too hot and not too cold, but just right!