What bothered me? Let me list some puzzles:
- The first third of the book is a vicious and stupid tennis match of insults between the love interests where the reader doesn't learn anything except that they had a thwarted sexual encounter many years before.
- After this, readers learn that purportedly an adult, Storm (yup, that's his name, folks) designs luxury yachts and maintains a home and business in New Zealand, yet thinks it's appropriate to teach a ten-year-old child to drive a car--even when he realizes her feet don't touch the pedals.
- Bree, the heroine he nearly had sex with before he ran yelling and screaming from her room (okay, a slight exaggeration there), refuses to have sex with him years later when he returns, but when he takes her out on a yacht he's designed, she's not only ready but willing to have a night of sex.
- After their night of sex, Bree is ready to become friends with benefits, but Storm doesn't think that's such a good idea.
At this point my reaction was "huh?". Is this supposed to make sense to anyone?
Kaye's Bad Boys of Red Hook series is one in a long line that I'll skip.