Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn’t the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance—including a past that might come back to haunt them both.
Avery spends her nights working for tips… and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found… and the passion she’s always wanted..
Getting Rowdy begins with Avery being the new bartender at a bar that now has a new owner. Rowdy is that new owner. He's the man she's been trying to resist because she doesn't want to be just a notch in his bedpost. But as they spend more time together she feels she won't be able to resist him any longer. And now that they've actually gotten closer as friends she thinks it is time to finally spend that fatal night with him. Avery knows that Rowdy is a one night stand type of man, but she can't help the way she feels. And now that they've figured out there is a threat to Avery Rowdy insists on her staying with him. Rowdy knows Avery is in danger, and now that she's staying with him he can't seem to get enough of her. And for him its more than just sex, he actually cares about her. But since he has now idea how to deal with that he sort of just ignores it for the most part. These two have a lot to go through, but they make it out in the end! With a beautiful HEA!
At first Rowdy sort of frustrated me with the way he treated Avery. But later on I warmed up to him, and eventually really liked him. I really enjoyed this book. It was very nice to get to see Rowdy find someone that loves him. And I admired Avery for all she did for Rowdy. She wasn't afraid to admit her feelings early on, even knowing that he didn't feel the same, and could have pushed her away from him for good. Avery was pretty awesome in my opinion. And now I look forward to the next book in this series. I also have to say that I love how the author uses the name of the characters in her titles of books. I haven't seen very man authors who do that, and I really like it.