Barrett “Rett” Mason has never found the one girl who can tame his wild heart. And sometimes life is just easier and less complicated without love. While working for Kingston Construction, Barrett becomes fast friends with the owner’s son, Cole. They have one major thing in common– their insatiable appetite for women. But when Barrett meets Cole’s sister Finley, the easy, care-free, no commitment lifestyle he’d grown used to suddenly loses its appeal. Now Barrett has met his match and the one girl who is just too damn impossible to walk out on.
For several years Finley King has been a slave to the anxiety disorder that gripped her and kept her from enjoying life. Now with the support of her family, friends and medication she is on the mend but the one thing she lacks in her otherwise lush existence as a rock star’s daughter is passion. Barrett Mason is about to change that.
Barrett ‘Rett’ is a player, a one-night kind of guy. He’s sure that he is not the relationship sort, and has no interest in settling down. Finley King has spent the last couple of years of her life shutting everything out, preferring to keep her emotions tamped down. Her last experience with love was not a success, and she’s not even sure that she CAN feel anything anymore.
I love a book that surprises me. I went into ‘Rett’ knowing nothing about the story, and with absolutely no idea what to expect. The characters were well-written, and just exploded the stereotypes, surprising me, and, I think, themselves, in the process. At first glance, this seems like an ‘opposites attract’ sort of story. Rett and his brothers come from very humble beginnings and pretty much raised themselves. Finley is the daughter of Nicky King, rock superstar. She has suffered loss and tragedy, but has a loving family that is there to help her through it all. When you look at the two of them, there doesn’t seem to be much common ground. But Rett and Finley are, I think, more alike than they know. And when they meet, something just clicks, and they can’t help but start to fall.
I truly thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Besides Rett and Fin, the secondary characters really helped make the story real. I would not hesitate to recommend ‘Rett,’ and give it a solid 4.5 stars. I plan to read the rest of the books in the ‘Custom Culture’ series, as well, to find out more about how it all began, and look forward to more from Tess in the future.
About the Author
Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Freefall (Custom Culture, #1). She is also a full time teacher and lives in California with her husband, two kids, and a pack of pampered pets. She loves horses, chocolate, and Jane Austen books. She has a BS in Nutrition Science and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction.
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