Forty-year-old Zachariah Taylor prides himself on being the overprotective older brother of seven. He owns a successful bar, Zach’s Bar and Grill, in the quiet town of Riverside Falls and loves the life he’s built for himself. But as his siblings move on and find their forever partners in life, he’s starting to feel less and less needed—not to mention old. Suddenly, he’s finding it even harder to ignore the younger man who has pursued him for years, but the twelve years separating them is something Zach can’t seem to overlook.
Twenty-eight-year-old Drew Belford has been in love with the stubborn Zach Taylor for seven years. Sure, he was a kid when they’d first met, but what Zach is determined to ignore is the man Drew has become. Drew, however, is just as strong-minded and refuses to let Zach use their age difference as an excuse to disregard the attraction burning between them. He doesn’t need an overprotective older brother—he needs Zach.
When Drew begins to get unsettling messages from an unknown person, Zach feels helpless in a way he’s never felt before. How can he protect Drew from someone he can’t find? The thought of anyone hurting Drew unleashes years’ worth of pent-up desire Zach has had for the younger man. Is his thirst for Drew enough to protect him from the danger lurking in the shadows, or will the threat of the unknown be enough to dowse the spark of love between them—and silence Drew forever?
Thirst For You is a great best friend's brother romance by Jaclyn Quinn.
Drew's been in love with Zach for years. It's an enjoyable journey as they try to navigate their feelings for one another. Drew's love is unwavering, and it's fun as Zach slowly agrees to something with him.
I love the characters, the pace, the conflict, and the suspense. The boss/employee and bar aspect is entertaining and a whole lot of fun.
The writing is great, as I can feel the danger. I can feel someone watching me. It's creepy, as it's intended to be. I'm definitely impressed with the writing style.
Overall, Thirst For You is a romantic thriller that delights. I absolutely love how the age gap is explored, as well as the best friend's brother aspect. It's a great addition to the series, and I'm excited to see what happens next.