Title: Bare for You (Outback Skies, Book 3)
Author: Lexxie Couper
Published: July 21, 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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Jeremy Craig has had a successful career in politics and things look like they could only get better. He has inside knowledge that he is likely to soon be named deputy prime minister of Australia. But first he has to conduct a visit to the Outback, and it’s one that should be very routine. Enter Ryan Taylor, helicopter pilot and Jeremy’s chauffeur on his excursion. The connection between the two of them happens in a flash, even though Jeremy knows he can’t act on it because of his political career and Ryan is sure his passenger must be straight. But a small helicopter makes for close quarters, and things can’t simply be ignored for long.
I’ll start by saying that while this is the third book in a series, it definitely can be read as a stand-alone. I’ve not read the two (they’re m/f, not m/m) that come before this one and I had no problems at all with following anything in the story.
This is a bit of a fun and almost whimsical (at whimsical as anything with a political aspect can be) romance that is short, intense, and engaging. Things move quickly, but it doesn’t necessarily feel overly rushed. And as far as out-for-you/coming out stories go, it’s surprisingly light on the angst. This is my first experience with this author, but I hope to have more going forward.