Suzanne Carter has sworn off men—for good! After the latest fiasco with her latest fiancée, Suzanne decides that it would be best to go off on her own from now on and save herself—and men in general—the heartache. No matter what she does, she ruins the men in her life and she refuses to ruin another.
Enter Ryan Alondo. Ryan runs his family’s tree service but he’s been secretly attending college to get a degree in landscape architecture. Although the business had helped provide him with the means to keep his brothers and sister together after their parents died, that time had come to an end and he wanted to pursue his dreams. Ryan doesn’t have time in his life for romantic entanglements, or so he thinks, until he meets Suzanne. Suzanne is beautiful, sexy and every thing he wants in a woman. Even though she’s sworn off men, Ryan isn’t about to let her go—he’ll work even harder to pursue his dreams, which now include the alluring Suzanne!
I loved ROUGHING IT WITH RYAN! I enjoyed both the characters and the storyline, which kept me engrossed from the first page to the last. The characters were engaging and interesting and I felt completely drawn into their world. I especially enjoyed Ryan’s seduction tactics, both sensual and endearingly romantic. Ryan and Suzanne were perfectly matched and I enjoyed watching their relationship progress. The introduction of secondary characters only added to an already enjoyable story.
I can most definitely recommend ROUGHING IT WITH RYAN. You will love the characters and the story so much; you won’t want to put it down. Jill Shalvis has a talent for creating a thoroughly entertaining story and ROUGHING IT WITH RYAN is no exception!
Carla Hosom, January 2003