Title: Rising Assets
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2014
Friends with benefits was never the plan…
Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.
Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.
Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?
“Friends with benefits was never the plan….”
Rising Assets by Rebecca Zanetti is book three in her Maverick Montana series. Close life-long friends finally decide to give in to their hidden desires crossing over the carefully erected boundaries of their friendship and take a chance on love. Will it be nothing more than a sexy friends-with-benefits arrangement that could lead to shattered hearts or can their connection blossom into a deep love neither was even expecting?
Melanie Jacoby and Colton Freeze have been friends since childhood, along with their friend Hawk who makes up the third to their trio. Colton returns to town only to discover that Melanie is working herself to the ground with three jobs and is struggling to stay above water. Despite his annoyance that Melanie would keep her troubles from him a secret, immediately Colton’s protective instincts come into play. He wants to help Melanie out but the stubborn woman is shutting him down and keeping him in the dark as to why she is working the three jobs. One heated argument leads to a sizzling hot kiss between the pair. Colton and Melanie now find themselves fighting against the deep hunger they have for one another fearing that they could destroy their friendship. Can Melanie and Colton finally fall into something that they have been fighting much longer than they both care to admit? Will Melanie relent and share her burdens with her best friend and new lover? They say that often friends make the best lovers and it can lead to a beautiful relationship. Will this be the case for the reluctant duo?
This was quite a sexy and charming story with a low angst factor. I loved that. When Colton and Melanie finally give into the sizzling hot fire burning between the two of them, there are definitely explosions and fireworks. However, they also both realize that there is so much more to what they share. This author did a great job exploring the pair’s hesitation at entering into something that could have plausibly ended their long friendship. But Colton and Melanie could only fight their feelings for so long. Once they got started it was a sweet journey watching the two fall deeper in love. I loved the fact that Colton was all alpha male and possessive when it came to Melanie and I also loved the fact that Melanie had no issues putting his caveman behavior in its place by standing her ground. These two were the perfect match.
All in all, Rising Assets was an enjoyable and heartfelt read with wonderful characters and some scorching hot sexy times. You also get to catch up with the two couples from the previous books in this series and Ms. Zanetti definitely sets things up for a book about Hawk and Dawn. Oh, sweet anticipation for more. There is nothing better.
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About The Author
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.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.