What She Wants Tonight
by Jillian Neal
“He somehow held the keys to every locked door of her – her heart, her laughter, her mind, her sin.”
Jillian Neal has created another magnificent novel, and OMG, JACK DENTON!! He is an extraordinary book boyfriend – smart, sexy, and a man who chooses what is Right over what is Easy. He comes from a world of old Kentucky Bourbon Baron money, posh society, ritzy country clubs, murky financial dealings, backroom deals, intrigue and tons of family drama. As the District Attorney of Holder County, Oklahoma, he has been making his way independently for 4 years.
Meridian Holder is a character you have met before if you are familiar with the Holders and Holder County. If not, no worries, you can absolutely love this book as a standalone. Meridian is a legal eagle in a family of ranchers and cowboys. She is a part-time cowgirl and a full time ADA, wonderfully independent, fierce, and beautiful. While juggling her caseload at work, she is also involved in trying to protect the wild mustang government program in which her family take part, and which seems to be somehow under attack.
Jack and Meridian has been working together for years, each doing their best to hide the intense attraction they feel for the other. I don’t want to say much about the story itself because the way it all unfolds is amazing. Just know that these 2 characters end up in a fake relationship situation that ends up rocking their world and impacting everyone around them. When the long-simmering attraction between them finally ignites, the story gets scorching hot. And, by the way, in addition to his other stellar qualities, gentleman Jack is a world champion dirty-talker. The emotional ending of this book really highlights how strong both characters are – they save and support one another in achieving a wonderful HEA.
Jillian Neal has a writing style that pulls you into her stories, makes you feel all kinds of emotions, and leaves you with a delicious, triumphant book hangover. We get introduced to a bunch of new characters in this story, some of them villains and some of them so wonderful that I’d love to read their stories too. Jack’s brothers and cousins are practically begging to have their stories told … and my fingers are tightly crossed that the author has plans for that. I have read about 200 books in 2020, and this one is definitely within the Top 5.