Specific Gravity (Brewing Passions series) by Liz Crowe

Specific Gravity (Brewing Passion) by Liz Crowe
* I received a copy of this book from Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

Trent and Lisa have a sizzling-hot physical relationship. Ever since they first met, it’s been a nonstop, hands-on fest. Perfect for him, he thinks, coming off a rancorous divorce. But lately, it feels like something more—and it terrifies him.

Lisa knows Trent is the man she wants but is too independent and stubborn to make him believe it. He has to figure it out on his own. Their shared love of craft beer and specific expertise in the business do make them a good match, and the sex? It’s off the charts.

“Specific gravity” is a crucial moment in the beer-brewing process—a turning point upon which successful outcomes depend. Lisa hopes Trent will go to the next level with her and isn’t about to force him, but the moment of truth has arrived. Can he admit his true feelings before it’s too late?

We first meet Trent and Lisa in The Rookie where he rides along with her as she makes service calls to the beer vendors.  The attraction between the two is instantaneous and burns hotter than Trent has experienced before.  He is recovering from a bad divorce is scared of the intensity of the feelings for Lisa.  If he ignores them, they will go away right?

Trent and Lisa are drawn to each other from the first time they meet.  She has no doubt that Trent is the one for her but he is too stubborn to see they are meant for each other.  She is a strong independent woman that knows what she wants and will even resort to jealously to get it.

Trent is gun shy where women are concerned.  He was burned by his ex-wife and he isn’t ready to trust another woman yet.  He is enjoying his time with Lisa, as long as it stays casual.  When he realizes that he has fallen in love with her, he decides the best way to make the feelings go away is to ignore her.  Not the smartest decision he has ever made.

This short story gives us another look at one of my favorite couples.  They are perfect for each other but they can’t seem to get on the same page.  Lisa wants a permanent relationship with Trent but he is still running away from long term commitments.  They are extremely hot together so you can’t help but hope they will work things out.  I loved the final scene outside the restaurant.  It was the perfect end to this short story.

I give Specific Gravity 3½ Flaming Hearts. 

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