This week’s selection for the LoveRotica Book Challenge falls under the Virgin genre. I have grown weary of the quintessential virgin being deflowered by the Alpha stud, so when I saw this book I was a little skeptical. Being that the author is Eddie Cleveland, one of my favorite male writers, I decided to give it a go. I am glad I did. Virgin for the Woodsman was the change I was looking for.
Here’s what I think:
Eddie Cleveland has done it again. This time the woodsman gets a virgin. I simply love his bad boys!
It’s funny how the world tends to work things out. Cole was a former sniper in the military. His sister was raped by a rich frat boy, who filmed the encounter and further ruined the girl’s life. She subsequently committed suicide. Because his father was a senator, the rich boy got away with it. That is until Cole came home and put a bullet in his skull.
Thus began Cole’s life on the run. He crossed the border into Canada and hid in a remote area outside of a town of people like him. He built a cabin in the side of hill that overlooked a cliff. He used nature to camouflage his home so well that most people would be unable to find him.
When a PI and his beautiful female assistant attempted to locate him for a million dollar payoff, things got interesting. The dirty PI attempted to rape his assistant, but his plan was thwarted by the very protective Cole.
Though Abbie was grateful to Cole for saving her from her boss, she is still afraid of him because of the profile as a cold blooded murderer. Well, she soon finds out that sometimes murder is necessary.
I love how the author created a world where Abbie had no choice, but to fall for this broken man, who was her knight in shining armor on more than one occasion. She found that things are not always black and white and sometimes people are not who you think they are. In this case it was a good thing. Of course, like all good love stories, they get their HEA! I give this one 4 kisses!