Between The Sheets by Julie Prestsater
Series: Against The Wall #2
December 10, 2012
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
The passion between Mel and Ty is undeniable. But do they have the love to go the distance?
Melissa Cruz has been in love with Tyler Gelson, her best friend's Sex God of an older brother, since ... well, since forever. She's let Tyler slip away in the past, her fears getting the best of her. But this time, this time she is determined to get what she wants and what she wants is a second chance at love. There is only one problem. Tyler lives miles away. Is love worth packing everything up and leaving her family and best friend behind?
Tyler Gelson has admired his little sister's spitfire of a friend, Melissa Cruz, since the day she brought her home. Over the years he watched her turn from gangly kid into one hell of a hot woman and he has definitely taken notice. He has fallen and he has fallen hard. But with love comes decisions and he may have to make the biggest one of all. Is love worth leaving his dream job and moving back home?
When unexpected news comes their way, will a long distance relationship be too much to handle? Or will these soul-mates prove that the love they share is more than just what happens Between The Sheets?
(Although, that's pretty damn good too.)
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Mel’s been in love with her best friend’s brother since she first noticed boys, but they grew up, and life just sort of happened. Now divorced from her cheating ex, there’s nothing to keep her and Ty from having a good time together, but a good time seems to be all they can have. With his job and life nine hours away, it seems mini-trips and vacations are all they’ll ever have, and no matter how much fun they have together, those times always come to an end. But when the unexpected happens, Mel finds herself with a decision to make — let him go or give up her hometown to be with him.
I almost didn’t pick up this book. As much as I loved Against the Wall, there was just no way this one could live up to it. After all, it was Shel I fell in love with (and yeah, Matty, too), and while Mel was definitely a fun sidekick, I knew she’d be different from Shel. There was no way she could be as fun or as crazy, and with her and Ty already hooking up, the whole build-up would be missing. And then Between the Sheets went and proved me all kinds of wrong.
Yes, Mel is different than Shel, but being best friends, they have the same quirky sense of humor, and it was impossible not to laugh. And Ty is just all kinds of dreamy. Sure, that makes me sound like my grandmother, but there’s really no better word for him. He’s sweet and funny and sexy as all get-out, and while he doesn’t rush to label their relationship, he’s not about hiding how he feels. And here I thought Matty made me all melty!
Turns out that I didn’t have anything to worry about as far as build-up goes. These two were hot and heavy to start with, sure, but the lack of a defined relationship meant lots of anticipating the next step — and it was sooooo worth the wait. Of course, then the real curve ball came, along with all the insecurities that come from not knowing exactly where you stand with someone. Somehow it was hilarious and angsty all at once, which is probably the most awesome combination ever, and while I just wanted Mel to man up and talk to Ty about things, I totally understand why she held back.
In some ways, I love Between the Sheets even more than Against the Wall, and if you’d asked me a day ago, I would have told you that was impossible. But where the first book had me all swoony with Matty’s sweet patience and Shel’s awesome insanity, this one had me positively drooling over Ty and breaking for Mel. So far this series has kept me grinning from beginning to end, so I just might have to take a chance on Summer’s story.