How many of us have either had or fantasized about having a
one night stand? I wager the number is fairly high. What
if you actually followed through on that one night stand,
and then down the road, accidentally ran into the person
with whom you had one wild passionate night...what, if
anything, would you do?
This is the premise of REAL MEN WILL, the concluding book in
the Donovan Brothers' trilogy from Victoria Dahl. Eric
Donovan and Beth Cantrell met at a trade show and engaged in
one unforgettable night of passion, and truly thought that
the memories of that night would be all they'd ever have,
but when they meet again, the attraction from that night
flares from little sparks to a fire so bright they can't
resist one another.
If all it took for relationships to work was great sexual
chemistry the story of REAL MEN WILL would end here, however
we all know that just isn't the way life works, even when
the life is a work of fiction. For both Eric and Beth there
is a ton of past baggage to deal with, and learning to
expose that baggage and develop trust in not only the
another person, but in themselves as well, is a lesson that
takes time to learn.
In REAL MEN WILL Ms. Dahl tackles issues that are
potentially difficult to deal with, and allows her
characters to react in ways that I believe reflect real
life, and therefore help readers to not only feel sympathy
towards the characters she has created, but perhaps sympathy
towards a friend or family member who might also be dealing
with the same type of self worth issues.
With the turning of the last page of Real Men Will Ms. Dahl
not only concluded the Donovan Brothers' Trilogy to my
satisfaction, but cemented herself a place on my "look for
more by this author" list.
It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion.
Scorching-hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were
supposed to go their separate ways. That's the only reason
he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild
younger brother. Hiding his identity as the conservative
Donovan. The "good one."
But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he can't
forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared a night
of love. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however,
she knows he can't be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget
the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being
didn't burn to call him back.