Rescued by Love - The Ryders #4 By: Melissa Foster
Addison Dahl is excited to return to Elpitha Island for her best friend Gabriella’s wedding. A weekend of sun and fun is just what she needs before setting out on her newest adventure—roughing it in the wilderness.
Addison is tough, she’s independent, and she doesn’t “do” feelings toward men. But lately her friend—and Gabriella’s brother-in-law—sinfully sexy and ornery-as-hell Jake Ryder has been the star of her late-night fantasies, and she can’t get him out of her mind. It doesn’t help that the chemistry between them is scorching hot.
With any luck, a few days in the wilderness will snap that craziness out of her head. As a top search and rescue professional, Jake Ryder spends his days saving those in need and his nights in the arms of willing women who offer nothing more than a few hours of sexual enjoyment.
But there’s only one woman he wants, and he’s spent the last several months trying to get beautiful, smart, and sassy Addison to give him one sinful night. He’s sure one night will lead to more.
The night of the wedding the heat between Jake and Addy ignites, and they’re powerless to resist their explosive passion. Wild kisses, sensual touches, and heartfelt conversations brings them closer together, and when the weekend ends, Jake is determined to keep Addy close and make her his. But Addy has other plans...
- Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/2016/10/28/rescued-by-love-the-ryders-5-by-melissa-foster
- Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23123843-rescued-by-love
- Goodreads Series Link https://www.goodreads.com/series/135715-the-ryders
**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.**
This book is about Jake Ryder. His brother is Duke and his sister is Trish from previous boooks and the story starts at Duke's wedding to Gabriela. Gabriela is also the heroine's best friend, Addison/Addy. Both Addy and Jake have the major hots for each other. They have been flirty and atrracted to each other for months, in fact neither can stop thnking about each other and have not been involved with anyone else, even if they have not actually gotten together yet.
So whats stopping them? Addy loves Gabriela and she loves Duke's family and so she doesn't want a fling with Jake if it will affect her relationship with Gabriela. Jake proposes they do a one night stand to get it out of their system. Do they do it? If they do will it work?
Well whatever they decide, they spend a whole weekend together because after Duke's wedding the Ryders also decide its the perfect time for Trish and Boone to get hitched too. So most of this book are a big party with family events with the whole Ryder family and not one but two weddings. Amongst the family events is the strong attraction Addy and Jake face and what they decide to do with it.
Once Jake and Addy face their attraction, he is worried about this 10 day adventure/hike she is planning on going all alone as a first time hiker. Jake is this Search and Rescue guy and so he knows the dangers and he is terrified for Addy to do it all alone. But she insists on doing it alone. So that is a big conflict in the story and while the adventure is a big part of the story, 70% of the book are the weddings and only the last 30% is when she goes hiking and her adventure while hiking.
At times I did not like Addy. She is very honest about her sexuality and One night stands are very common in her life. She fears commitment and marriage because her parents have a very bad relationship. I don't tend to like heroines who are so slutty, I guess and she owns her sluttiness. Despite that I ended up liking her by the books end and I could understand what she was trying to do with her 10 day adventure. At times she seemed silly and stubborn because who goes alone hiking/camping for ten days as a newbie? Usually they end up hurt or worse. But I also undertood that she had this strong need to test herself.
As to Jake I LOVED him!!! He made this book. He is an alpha. He is sexy, sweet and a total romantic and when he decides he wants Addy, OMG he really goes for it. I really fell in love with both Jake and Addy as a couple in this book and I totally felt they were made for each other.
The spicy scent of Jake’s cologne overrode the aroma of grilled meats and casseroles Gabriella’s relatives had spent all day preparing. Jake rested his elbow on the bar beside her, brushing his muscular forearm against hers and sending ripples of awareness to her core.
Who was she kidding? There was no distracting herself from the biggest distraction of them all.
“I think there are still a few guys you haven’t danced with yet.”
Of course Jake would go straight to pushing her buttons.
“I’ll have to take care of that, won’t I? Gab’s brother, Niko, is looking awfully hot tonight.” Niko was the epitome of a Greek heartthrob. Tall, dark, handsome, and as touchy-feely as the rest of Gabriella’s warm and loving family. He was also a shameless flirt.
Jake ground his teeth together, nearly paralyzing her with a blistering stare.
“I haven’t seen you dance all night. What’s the matter? Not into sexy island girls? Because I’m pretty sure that guy over there by the tree bats for the other team.” She enjoyed taunting the lion, even if she didn’t want to get too close. Her pulse beat wildly, and her fingers ached to grab him by the collar of his dress shirt and yank him down for what she knew would be an incredibly hot kiss. She tried to keep from dropping her eyes lower, but she was no match for the enticing ever-present bulge beneath his zipper. The one that became even more prominent when they were near. And damn, she liked knowing she had that effect on him.
He leaned in close, his warm breath coasting over her cheek. “I’m not into dancing, but if you keep looking at me like that you might find yourself getting up close and personal with more than you can handle.”
She lifted her eyes to his, which had gone coal black, and she swallowed hard against the lust threatening to pour out her mouth. Addy was used to controlling every interaction and reveled in holding her own and taking what she wanted where men were concerned. Or at least she always had, until the King of Hotness standing next to her came into the picture. Jake definitely threw her off her game. Lately, when they were together, she caught herself wondering if what she was experiencing were actual emotions rather than impulses. That was one thing that had kept her from taking their flirting to the next level. His relationship to her best friend was the other. But boy did she want to cross that line. It had been way too long since she had been with a man, thanks to Jake. Every time she came close to satisfying the urge to feel the weight of a man pressing down on her and get lost in the throes of passion, goddamn Jake swam into her mind, stealing her focus and killing the moment. Her fantasy had become her own personal cockblocker.
In an effort to reclaim the upper hand and prove he did not rattle her, she dragged her eyes over his chest again and said, “I have yet to meet a man who comes close to being what I can handle, much less more.”
The edge of his lips twitched as if they might quirk up, but he clenched his jaw, making the muscles beneath his dark scruff jump. He shifted his eyes away just as Niko headed toward them with a warm and inviting smile, making those jaw muscles work double time.
Niko nodded at Jake and offered his hand to Addy. “What kind of brother would I be if I didn’t dance with my sister’s beautiful best friend? Care to join me?”
“I’d love to.” Addy reached for his hand, taking pleasure in the tension rolling off of the man who had yet to ask her for a single dance but had no trouble inviting her into his bed.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.