Easton Ambrose has spent half his life protecting Natalie St. Clair from guys like himself. It’s not like he wants to interfere with her dating life, but what’s he supposed to do when she insists on going out with the wrong kind of guy? Kiss her, of course. But now she’s pissed. And what starts as an apology turns to heated words…then just to heat.

Jumping East was the worst idea in the history of ideas. The guy is Natalie’s older brother’s best friend, the definition of off limits. But she’s tired of the safe guys who couldn’t light a fire with a flamethrower. Time for a little dangerous—even if dangerous always blows up in your face. Because even if they survive their bedroom antics, it’s only a matter of time before they’re caught…


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

There really is something about the brother’s-best-friend trope that makes it a hit. I guess it’s the sort of forbidden factor in it. When you’re a guy, there’s an unspoken (or even spoken sometimes) understanding between you and your friends that little sisters are off limits. Men know what their tricks are in landing a girl, the things they do to their women, etc. Knowing that your friend is doing those things to your sister is just a lot disturbing.

This book is already the third in its series. I can’t believe I read the first book but missed out on the second. I think right now, I will probably have to look for the second book, so I can read it as well. I know that Joya Ryan writes some of the most entertaining contemporary romances these days with a good mix of steam and sweet. Tell Me You Crave Me is actually a book that I found to be cute. I mean, I really enjoyed reading about both main characters. Although they were mature characters, and I’m sure this is just me, but Ms. Ryan’s main characters are actually funny to me. Before I stray further in my review, let me just say that I really enjoyed this book, and if there will be more books in this series, I will be watching out for them too.

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