Zane by Nicole Edwards
Series: Alluring Indulgence #2
Genres: Cowboys/Western Romance, Erotic Romance
Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away.
Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane – he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now.
Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine tingling lust?
When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend Beau into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed.
Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Zane picks up right where Kaleb, book one in the series, leaves off. When find Zane in the hospital after he was brutally beaten by Jake Saunders and his friends. Zane spent a month in a coma and then two more months recovering in the hospital. Zane has not seen Vanessa (V) since the attacked although she did stay by his side when he was in the coma she hasn’t been to see him since he woke up. They have texted a few times but the distance between them is something Zane is not going tolerate. Prior to the attack Zane and Vanessa had begun a relationship and s protective as he was before he becomes even more so after. Especially once he finds out that Jake Saunders has harassed Vanessa.Zane has one mission from the moment he is released and that mission is Vanessa.
Everything revolved around this woman. Every minute of happiness and pain had been spent getting to this moment in his life. This was all for him. She was everything.
Vanessa doesn’t really allow anyone close to her for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest is that her mother was the town harlot and well people can be mean. Zane enters her life as a protector to begin with. In Kaleb an event happens where Jake is harassing Vanessa and Zane puts him in his place. When Zane is attacked it really affects Vanessa in that she feels she is no good for Zane and she even has some panic attack moments. Since Zane was attacked in front of her house every time she comes or goes she relives that. So she is determined to push him away. However he is even more determined to be with her.
Zane is a very erotic read! Like a few of his brothers Zane is into sharing so that is where Beau, his best friend, comes in and let me tell you the three of them burn up the pages. However we also get a little m/m action here as well. While Zane is very heterosexual Vanessa realizes that Beau isn’t and set out to give him a little something too. I love Beau and love that he begins to discover himself because he is super hot later in another book! If you have never read Nicole Edwards you don’t k now what you are missing!