There’s something about six-pack abs in a flannel shirt and tool belt that can make a woman’s mouth water; toss in a gorgeous face and the heart of a hero, and you’ve got the O’Banions. Mama did something right with those boys and readers will need asbestos gloves to flip through this funny, sexy romp.

Oldest brother TJ is stunned when he sees how beautiful his childhood playmate has become. Marnie Dawson’s inherited the retreat he and his brothers are working on. She’s enjoying their game of sexual one-upmanship so much, they may never get to bed — not! Middle brother Deke gets soft in the head and hard in other places over Marnie’s cousin Holly. Holly’s intent on shedding her stalker ex-husband, and there’s something about Deke that gets her fired up. When wandering brother Eli comes home, he connects hard with Kylie, the third cousin. Kylie wants to make a home and Eli has itchy feet, but maybe burning off some excess energy in bed will be enough for both of them. (APHRODISIA, Oct., 320 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper