Popular Australian novelist Damien Black is embarking on a North America tour to introduce his literary works to a new audience. He’s been voted one of Oz’s ten sexist bachelors and is used to women throwing themselves at him but Theresa’s disdain and standoffish attitude intrigues him – in fact he’s far more attracted to her than the fawning stewardess. It’s a very long flight, could he possibly tempt the Professor to pass the time indulging in their carnal desires?
Theresa and Damien cross paths in the Newslink store at the airport. Albeit she isn’t aware of his identity until much later, which is probably just as well since she had the audacity to call his books ‘glib and superficial.’ Theresa had plans to grade papers and examine the bridal magazines for ideas she can incorporate into her sister’s wedding. The last thing she expects is to find herself seated to the very man from the Newslink store. There’s no denying that she’s attracted to him but experience has already taught her that a gorgeous man like him would never be interested in someone as serious as her. Damien’s well aware that Theresa doesn’t know who he really is and he intends to use that to his advantage. It’ll be ten hours before they reach Honolulu and he’s determined to entice Theresa to set aside her inhibitions and scholarly worries and play with him. He’s never met a woman willing to mouth off to him so Theresa’s testiness really appeals to him. She challenges him on so many levels and he brings out the sexual side of her which she never realized she possessed.
SEX DRIVE is the first title in Susan Lyons’ new WILD RIDE series. Theresa is the oldest of the Fallon sisters and she’s also the overachiever. She’s devoted to making the public aware of the prejudices against natives of various countries and feels that Damien’s doing a disservice to the Aboriginal Australians by not addressing the prejudices his protagonist faces as a native Australian. Sparks certainly fly between Theresa and Damien – both sexually and mentally and I was extremely anxious to discover if they have a future together or if they’re simply too different. One of the things I found intriguing about this book is Theresa’s relationships with her sisters. It’s obvious that all the women are very different and it’s those distinct personalities and individual natures that will make reading about the rest of the ‘three pack plus one’ a not to be missed experience. Ms. Lyons’ gives readers characters you can relate to, genuine emotional context and undeniable passion wrapped up in a compelling storyline that leaves you eagerly anticipating her next release.
The next story in this series, LOVE, UNEXPECTEDLY is due to be released in April 2010 from Kensington Brava under the pen name Susan Fox. You won’t want to miss a series based on various forms of travel. After all there are so many wickedly delightful yet naughty ventures to be found on ‘planes, trains, automobiles, and a cruise ship.’