Author: Heidi R Hutchinson
Published: August 28th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
No matter how solid something seems, if enough pressure is applied, hearts and lives will shift. Shane Brookings, passionate surfer and accomplished athlete, was not a rock star, as much as he tried to represent himself as one throughout most of his adulthood. Mostly, Shane had always been kind of a jackass. A talented jackass, but still. So it really came as no surprise to him that the only two women he had seen a future with, chose actual rock stars to hitch themselves to. Feeling cold and hollow, he returned to California to focus on growing his brand. Determined to now stay serious about his life choices, he never anticipated Greta O’Neil’s blatant shove into his life. Greta O’Neil, avid artist, surfer chick, and baby sister to a rock star, had a life that was anything but boring. Having a knack for pulling sad men out of their funk, she sets her talents on Shane Brookings. She has no intention of breaking her rules, which include getting too close, letting him in, and accidentally falling for the guy. But Shane is not like her other projects. Not only is he built like a Greek god, he’s hardworking, passionate, clever and heroic. (Not that he believes any of those things about himself.) The rules she has so firmly set down to protect herself, are more than shaken up with Shane’s every push into her life. Even as they both compromise to make room in their hearts for the other, outside forces put pressure on their burgeoning relationship. Shane’s dream is put into jeopardy, ex-lovers surface at the worst moments, and their own faults threaten to violently tear them apart.
Shane at long last gets his own story. That fact alone made me love this book. There is just something about that man that draws you in and doesn’t let go. This is a man who has completely changed. On the surface, Shane seems to have everything. He is handsome, uber talented and is working extremely hard to establish his name and his brand. But underneath it all, Shane has insecurities and doubts and doesn’t believe the good things that other people see in him. Along comes the whirlwind known as Greta O’Neal. Greta is an unstoppable force, a breath of fresh air and exactly what Shane needs in his life. Greta is a man fixer. She builds their confidence and gets them to see how great they really are. Her next project is Shane. As in all good books, there is drama, when both Shane and Greta have to deal with the ghost of their past especially when these ghost are interfering with their future.
I loved Shane and Greta so much. Greta is a force to be reckoned with. She is strong willed, sweet, savvy and unstoppable. The perfect match for Shane.
Shane, oh how can you not love Shane? He reminds me of one of those candies that are a little sour on the outside but when you get to the center they are sweet and delicious. Shane is definitely book boyfriend material. Greta and Shane share some hot sexual chemistry and are a couple that I really enjoyed reading about. They aren’t perfect by any means and their own faults threaten their relationship but it’s their imperfections that make them so human and likable. The author has an amazing talent with description. It feels as if you are right there with the characters. Tectonic happily surpassed all of my expectations. This is a compelling, thoughtful read with great dialogue and wonderful characters. I would highly recommend this to everyone who enjoys a great storyline and doesn’t mind a piece of man candy thrown in for good measure.
About The Author
Heidi Hutchinson was born in South Dakota and raised the exact right distance away from the Black Hills. She had an overactive imagination very early on, and wasted no time in getting most of her friends in trouble due to her unrealistic and completely ridiculous ideas. Seeing as she was so lazy and also afraid people would think she was bonkers, she didn’t write down any of the story lines that played out in her daydreams. During her high school years, she took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-depreciating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist. After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, she sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering and perfectly normal devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her. She still lives in the Midwest, though not as close to the Black Hills as she would prefer, with her alarmingly handsome husband and their fearless child. They eat more pizza than God intended and she listens to her music the same way she lives: loudly.
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