Title: Personal Assets (Texas Nights, #1)
Author: Kelsey Browning
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: August 26, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author
Sex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could use a bit more practical experience. Finding the right man to bring out her inner bad girl is tough in a population-challenged Texas town. So when sinfully sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into Shelbyville, Allie wastes no time inviting him to join her in some hands-on research.
Cameron has come home to fulfill his dream of restoring classic cars. Back in high school, he knew the town princess, Allie Shelby, was way out of his league. Today he has even less in common with Allie, so he’s shocked as hell when she propositions him. Still, he’s only human, so he accepts her offer—and with each encounter, she shows him another, wilder side. Before long, he’s thinking about more than just sex.
But while her personal life heats up, Allie’s business is about to crash and burn. And she has to convince Cameron that she’s one princess who’s not looking for a prince to ride to her rescue.
You are all in for a treat. Debut author Kelsey Browning brings us a great new contemporary romance that will have you fanning yourself and laughing at the same time. If you like Jill Shalvis and Shannon Stacey you will enjoy Kelsey Browning’s new release, Personal Assets. Kelsey writes witty banter and hot romance in a small town community that will gossip about its people but also support them. Kelsey brings her own level of sass to the story which makes for a very entertaining read. The writing is smooth, the plot is original and the characters are well developed.
Cameron and Allie are an unlikely pair. Cameron grew up in Shelbyville but has lived away for awhile. He comes back to town to start up his business and runs into the town princess, Allie, who he learns is running a sex therapy business. While Cameron really wants nothing to do with the princess, Allie is looking for a bad boy to play with. Take two very independent people with their own preconceived ideas about one another and you have an entertaining story.
Kelsey does a great job of weaving several plot lines together in Personal Assets and that really made it about more than just the main characters. She does a fantastic job of setting up the town and building the foundation for future books in the series.
The romance between Cameron and Allie was not what I expected (in a good way). You always have an idea in your head when you start reading a book of how you think it will go, but Kelsey keeps you guessing and is so fun to experience along with the characters. The intimate scenes were hot, well written and fit the characters and plot nicely. Some of them were down right funny.
Cameron learns that Allie isn’t just the princess he remembers growing up. She is a woman who is trying to make it on her own and without the interference of her Father who does not approve of her career path. Cameron has his hands full with his Mother who clearly is living a life he is surprised about.
You experience a lot of emotions while reading this book, which makes it such a well rounded story. If you are looking for a small-town Texas romance full of sexy, sassy characters who learn heart-warming lessons about family and community I highly recommend Personal Assets!
Reviewed by: Amy R.