Easy Lovin’ by Elaine Charton
Ezechial Zachariah McAllister is a true Texan from the top of his Stetson to the tip of his leather boots. Known to his friends as EZ, he works for U.S. Customs out of Boston. Abigail Fairfax is a very proper Bostonian and the owner of the newest art gallery in the city. She agrees to let EZ use her townhouse for a stakeout to try to catch an art smuggler, but letting him masquerade as her lover proves to be more than she’d bargained for. How long can Abigail resist until she succumbs to EZ’s Texas charm and the masquerade becomes real?
Easy Lovin’ is a fascinating story with charming characters you can’t help but fall in love with.
U.S. Customs Agent, EZ McAllister reluctantly agrees to set up a stakeout to catch an art smuggler in art gallery owner Abigail Fairfax’s apartment. Abigail is just as reluctant as EZ to allow the agents to set up in her place, but she relents.
Having been burned in the past, EZ finds it difficult to trust Abigail and believe in her innocence despite his attraction to her. Determined to maintain her independence and live her life the way she wishes, Abigail struggles with her growing attraction to the charming Customs Agent.
When circumstances force the two to masquerade as lovers, they both find themselves in for more than they bargained for as their relationship changes and their resistance crumbles.
As the investigation continues, EZ must deal with his trust issues or risk losing Abigail forever.
Easy Lovin’ is a fast-paced story with an intriguing plot and wonderful characters. The twists and turns of the investigation were interesting as the Customs Agents worked to capture their quarry. While the mystery of the art smuggling ring was fascinating, it took second place to the romance and relationship between Abigail and EZ.
The characters were what made this read such an enjoyable one for me. EZ and Abigail were a perfect match for each other and the sparks flew from the moment they first met. EZ was a wonderful hero…an Alpha male who is protective and charming. But he had his flaws as well, which made him more real. Abigail was a strong heroine who presented a challenge to EZ and watching as the two went head-to-head and their relationship developed and changed, was definitely entertaining.
With a touching romance between two likeable characters, Easy Lovin’ was an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Charton.