Over the Top by Rebecca Zanetti Maverick Montana #4 Publication Date: July 21, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis: Dawn Freeze had a huge crush on Hawk Rain for years, and the entire town knows it. It's understandable-- the man is total hotness. That tall, lean body. Intense dark eyes. And always one foot out the door. Now he's on leave for exactly one week. And this time, he's made it crystal clear that he only wants one thing. Her.Hawk's been fighting his attraction to Dawn for as long as he can remember. She's his best friend's little sister, and that means hands-off. Except now she's all grown up, and her sweet sexiness is exactly what he craves. But just as Hawk allows himself one mindblowingly intense night with Dawn, he learns that everyone he loves is in danger. Especially her. And the only way to protect Dawn is to push her away...
Dawn stilled. She blinked and then narrowed her focus to his face. “Why not?”
Because the woman had crushed on him big time, and that didn’t just go away. “I don’t want to hurt you.”
Her smile held a hint of danger. “Do I look hurt?”
Hell no. She looked like an angel fully prepared to sin. “You know what I mean.”
She bit her lip, and he wanted to groan. Again. “I really don’t know, Hawk. Last time I checked, we were just friends. You made that abundantly clear last year.”
Yeah, he had. He’d said those exact words to her after Colt and Melanie’s wedding, figuring there wasn’t a chance in hell he’d survive his last job and make it home. Yet here he was. “I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page.” He sounded like an asshole, damn it.
Then she smiled, and he forgot to breathe. Again. “We’re on the same page,” she murmured.
The end of the bar slammed open, and Adam strode around with a thick blue ski jacket in his hands. “Damn, Hawk. It’s good to see you.”
Hawk nodded and leaned over for a manly half-hug. “Ditto. We’ll have to have a drink sometime this week.”
“Name the night, and I’m here.” Adam turned toward Dawn. “Sorry I took so long.”
Hawk frowned and eyed the bar owner. The guy was well over six foot, built tough, and smiling way too gently. “Took so long?” Hawk asked.
Dawn chuckled. “Were you counting your money from tonight? Miser?”
Adam grinned, flashing what people probably thought was a charming dimple. “I’ve asked you repeatedly to stop calling me that.” He helped Dawn into the thick jacket. “You ready?” His smile relaxed his usually hard face.
Dawn patted Adam’s flat stomach and turned back to Hawk. “I think so. Are we done?”
Hawk slowly nodded. “Yeah.” Almost in a daze, he followed Adam and Dawn from the bar, waiting until Adam locked up. How could they be dating? Did Colton know about that? How could this have happened so quickly? “You two have a nice night.”
“Thanks.” Dawn smiled, and the duo ran through the sleet and across the street to a black Chevy pickup against the opposite curb. Adam opened the driver’s door, and Dawn jumped up, scooting across the seat. Two seconds later, Adam started the engine and drove the truck down the deserted main street of town.
Hawk watched them until the truck disappeared. Snow and freezing rain smashed down, and he didn’t care. Heat exploded in his chest, forcing him to take several deep breaths to calm himself.
All he’d wanted to do was explain to Dawn that he respected her and would never hurt her feelings as a friend. The last thing he expected was to find himself standing in the rain with his dick in his hand.
The story of Hawk and Dawn.
This is the fourth book in the Maverick Montana series (the previous books being about Dawn's 3 brothers.
Dawn has been head over heels for Hawk forever, but Hawk has always been an arm's length away. Best friend's with her brother Colton, and considered brother and son to her tight-knit family, he thought everyone would be upset with him if he got together with her.
Hawk has always been withdrawn from his time as a soldier, and he kept a dangerous job hunting fugitives that left him out of town quite a bit.
While he is in town for a week, Dawn as a temptation is too much. He tells her it's only for the week, but can they really call an end to something that is just beginning?
I've waited for this story for quite some time! I love me some cowboys, and the Lodge-Freeze clan (along with Hawk Rain) are so HOT cowboys! Quick to throw a punch, but smart as whips - they are the type of men you can trust to keep you safe, yet make your heart hammer in your chest by the way they look at you!
This book did not disappoint. Hot, and an added hilarity due to the old meddling ladies of the Elks Club! Some places had me completely cracking up!
I hope to see another book or two from this series, or at least a spinoff. I think Adam and Reese could have their own books - though they aren't family members of the initial clan.
I highly recommend this Rebecca Zanetti story (as well as all her other stories!).
Romance Readers received this book from the publisher within Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
About Rebecca Zanetti
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.