Between the Sheets
Summary (from GoodReads):
After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles and power, Ty likes to get his hands dirty, fixing his motorcycle at night and keeping his mind away from the mistakes he’s made. Then his pretty neighbor shows up on his driveway, doesn’t bother to introduce herself, and complains about the noise. First impression? She should loosen up. Funny that she turns out to be his son’s elementary school art teacher—and the only one willing to help his troubled boy. Ty needs her. In more ways than one.
Though Shelby Monroe is safe in her structured life, she is drawn to Ty’s bad-boy edge and rugged sexuality. What if she just lets it all go: her worries about her mother, her fear of heartbreak, and her tight self control? What if she grabs Ty and takes a ride on the wild side? “What if” becomes reality—intense, exhilarating . . . and addictive. But Ty wants more than a secret affair. He wants it all with Shelby. But will she take a chance and open her heart? Ty is determined to convince Shelby to take the biggest risk of her life: on him
My Thoughts: I had a few mixed feelings about Between the Sheets. On one hand, I really liked Ty, on the other Shelby drove me crazy.
Ty I liked and understood: he wasn't sure how to handle his son, he wasn't always happy to be living in a small town where people judged him (and his son) because of his appearance, but he believed it was the best for his kid, so he stuck to it and started to adapt. He tried really had to be there for the people he cared about and I found him very likable, sexy even.
Shelby, didn't fare so well with me, though. She was a bit of a martyr regarding her mother - her mom suffers Alzheimer's and Shelby is determined to singled-handedly take care of her, accepting only minimal help from the people around her much as they offered - which was borderline dangerous for both of them. She was a really good teacher and tried to help Ty's son, but for herself she was just too hard on herself in a way that made me dislike her.
Now, she and Ty did have some chemistry and the sex was hot between the, but sometimes those parts felt a little disjointed from the rest of the story.
That being said, it did take me a little while to get into the story, but once I did I enjoyed reading it, even if I was more interested in Ty and his fixing bikes than in Shelby's side of the story.