Covert Delivery by Draven St. James (3 Stars)

A strange Easter egg treasure brought them together, but they will have to work through their personal demons to open their hearts to love.

Aspen Starr desperately needs to get out from under his father’s control. A strange package arrives, giving him the chance he needs to start a new life. Upon meeting his new boss, Garren Thomas, the sparks instantly fly between the two of them. Unfortunately, Garren doesn’t like to get involved with somebody at work. He actually doesn’t like to get involved with anybody. Aspen will have to work hard to get Garren to bring down the walls around his heart.

I enjoyed getting to know both Aspen and Garren on an individual level. They were well-developed characters who both had a deep down desire to help others. Both of them had very sad childhoods, and yet they tried to take that pain and turn it into a way of helping others. I enjoyed watching them work together doing psychological evaluations, and I found it interesting to learn a little bit about this area.

I loved when they hooked up at the bar by pure chance. This was followed by the first of many steamy sex scenes. I just wish that they could have spent more time together after that and formed a connection. I just didn’t get to know them enough as a couple for me to get emotionally connected to them. The ending became a little melodramatic when one of the patients became violent. At least it served as a reason for Garren to finally admit that Aspen brought a true sense of happiness to his life.

An erotic romance with family drama and an interesting insight into the world of psychology.

Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

BLURB

Aspen Starr is in a bind and not in a good way. His father is trying to use him to sweeten a business deal and being a bought boy toy holds no appeal. Just when he thinks he has no options left Sundae’s Custom Easter Baskets knocks at his door. Soon he finds himself blindly following a trail right into the path of a sexy new boss and a whole new mess of carnal complications.

Garren Thomas has rules and one of those is to never get involved with an employee. Easy to say, harder to enforce when Aspen is hired on. With each passing day Garren’s control slips until all he wants to do is spend his days with Aspen in his bed.

When faced with giving into his desires, Garren sees his simple life being torn apart. Can he get Aspen out of his system without losing his heart? Aspen isn’t much better off. He is drawn to Garren, but he can’t help the fear that the secrets from his past will destroy it all. As Aspen’s begins to lose himself within the confusion of sex and love one question plagues him: who sent the basket?

 

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