Real Men Will is the 3rd book in the Donovan Brothers Brewery series by Victoria Dahl. From the author’s website.~
It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his own identity as the conservative Donovan. The “good” one.
But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he cannot forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared one night of passion. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he cannot be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being did not burn to call him back.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of Real Men Will from NetGalley. I’ve wanted to know more about Eric since Good Girls Do. Even though he is very controlling of his younger siblings, who are now adults, I still liked something about Eric from the beginning. I loved reading Beth’s and Eric’s story. In fact, I think their story was the hottest of the three Donovan sibling’s books.
Beth understandable doesn’t trust Eric once she finds out he lied about his name, but she can’t really resist him either. Eric didn’t really mean to lie to Beth when they first met. He just held off from correcting her assumption that he was Jamie, since Jamie was supposed to be working the event. Of course, he is attracted to Beth from the first and their chemistry burns up the pages.
The usual drama between the Donovan siblings happens again in Real Men Will. Of course, learning more about the family’s history made me understand the relationships between Eric, Jamie, and Tessa much better. I still love Eric best, even with all his control-freak issues.
The release date for Real Men Will is October 25, 2011, and I can’t wait to buy my print copy for my keeper shelf. Also, anyone wanting to read about Eric and Beth’s first meeting can read all about it in “Just One Taste” in The Guy Next Door anthology.