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Title: The Slow Burn
Series: Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 2
Author: Kristen Ashley
Release Date: Apr 30, 2019
Tobias Gamble knew from a young age precisely the kind of woman he was going to make his. She was not going to be like his mother. She was going to be like the mother he claimed. In other words, she was going to be just right. And when Toby returns to his hometown of Matlock, Kentucky and claps eyes on Adeline Forrester, he knows she’s the one. The problem is, his brother Johnny has a new girlfriend. And Addie is her sister. Last, Toby would do nothing to hurt Johnny’s chance at happiness. Toby hangs around town to get to know the woman Johnny fell in love with. He also hangs around to get to know Addie. But he’s fallen hard, and he knows the best thing for him—and Addie—is for him to leave. Addie Forrester is thrilled her sister Eliza found a good, solid man. Johnny Gamble is the salt of the earth. The best guy in the world. The best except for his brother, Toby. Toby doesn’t know it, but Addie’s fallen hard too. He’s perfect, except for the fact that he’s hands off and it’s torture, being friends with Toby when she wants so much more. Addie also has a lot on her mind. She’s got bills to pay, her young son needs food, Christmas is coming and her job at the grocery store just isn’t cutting it. Toby is steering clear of Addie. Addie is steering clear of Toby. But everyone around them knows this is the slow burn. Because just like Eliza and Johnny, Addie and Toby were made for each other.
I have been waiting for what seemed like forever to read Toby and Addie’s story. Their story does not disappoint!!! This was a great book!!! I however was not prepared for the major life altering thing that also happened in the book, I was crying and emotional texting Ali!
Toby was everything you’d expect in a Kristen Ashley alpha. Sweet, sensitive, stubborn, cocky, protective, and good with kids. I do love a man with a filthy mouth that knows how to use it!!
Addie was stubborn, sweet, gypsy, rock chic, creative, and was open to role playing. I loved her!! She was a single mom with a deadbeat ex (been there!!!) and in comes her second chance, who happens to be sexy, loves her kid and wants to role play with her man (another thing we have in common!)
I loved that we got to spend more time with the crew from The Hookup, book 1 in the series. I was not however prepared in any way for the huge thing that had me crying most of yesterday afternoon! That wasn’t fair. This is not ok, is what I kept saying, but when is life ever fair, right?!?
Kristen Ashley is already on my ‘Authors to be read’ list but I did get to add Tobias to my ‘Book Boyfriend’ list. This book was so good y’all, you have to read it! I think you’ll agree it’s worthy of its 5 stars!!!