Underneath It All by Kate Canterbary
A good friend told me the Walsh family series by Kate Canterbary
is "really good". Talk about an understatement!
Matt and Lauren, the hero and heroine in Underneath It All, the first book of the series, sizzle right from the get go. Canterbary has some of the most well-developed characters I've come across. I now know Matt and Lauren better than I know some members of my family.
Speaking of family, the Walsh siblings illuminate Boston with their distinctive personalities and rip each other apart tight knit family style. It's easy to see how this is a series. My friend just finished book 7 and I'm itching to start book 2.
He loves numbers and logic. She's the daughter of a Navy Seal and approaches her ambition of starting a new school with the discipline of a military strategist on a mission. He's a great guy with a mean alcoholic Dad but a strong set of siblings backing him up. She's on a mission, but beneath her layers she has a soft, insecure side.
Instant attraction sparks when the two first meet as architect and client. Sex plays an enormous role in how they communicate with each other and neither have a wealth of relationship experience to pull from. Both are workaholics attempting the elusive work life balance. Eventually, sex doesn't solve all communication needs and they have to find a way to talk honestly and expose what's underneath.
This book might have my favorite epilogue - ever. This book has it all. Hot and sexy, strong characters, and an unforgettable love story.