LOVE LOVE LOVED this hilarious, romantic, action-packed book!!
Pure. Freaking. Gold.
This is probably the most all-out FUN book I’ve ever read! I mean, how can you not love a book about a smart, independent, sassy heroine and her Badass Extraordinaire hero getting together? huh? Its impossible not to I tell you. Impossible!
I cannot possibly gush enough. This book was BRILLIANT!! It had me flipping pages like mad, grinning endlessly and laughing and squeeing out-loud more times than I could count!
Its insanely well-written. Kristen Ashley has an absolute gift with words. Her writing style is so effortless, you feel like you are right in the head of the main character.
The book is never boring, there is no stupidity from the characters, and the drama in the background compliments the character development of the story rather than complicates it. Its a delicate balance that Ms. Ashley has really perfected!
The story is about India “Indy” Savage and Liam “Lee” Nightingale. Indy’s been in love with Lee since she was five. For reasons’ you’ll learn about, he couldn’t admit he felt the same way until very recently. But they basically grew up together, then Lee went off to join the Army/Special Ops and went from badboy to Badass Extraordinaire and now runs his own detective agency. Fast track to present day, Indy’s friend gets involved in some very shady business involving some illegally grown plants and million dollar diamonds, resulting in people shooting at them with guns and end up being helped out of the predicament by Lee… who of course uses this as the perfect stepping stone to finally get together with Indy.
“What was he playing at?
He told me.
And he told me bluntly.
“I do this thing for Rosie, you sleep with me”
I stared at him, open-mouthed and in stunned silence.
I did, of course, understand what he meant but he explained further.
“Not like last night, we’ll both be naked and sexual acts will be performed.”
My expression didn’t change except maybe my mouth opened wider.
“I’ll expect your participation.”
“Your avid participation.”
Dear Lord in Heaven.
Eventually, I whispered, “You must be joking.”
He shook his head and watched me.
I dropped my eyes, unable to hold his stare.
“I think I need more coffee,””
Oooooo Lee. Liam freaking Nightingale. I love you. There I said it. He’s a wonderful hero – all delicious badass, uberly possessive, don’t-fuck-with-me-or-my-woman, Alpha male. He is YUMMY!!
“Girlie, he is fine. He’s fine times twelve. He’s the definition of fine.”
“I’ve been in love with him since I was five,” I told Tod.
“I’m in love with him now. I want to have his children, Tod told me.”
I loved that he doesn’t play games, is open and honest about his feelings and thoughts even to the point of being cocky but never hides anything. What you see is what you get. Oh, and did I mention he’s totally hot?
“Jesus,” he buried his face in my neck. “There’s nothin’ better in the world than hearing you say my name when I’m inside you.” He slid in deeper, filling me. “I’ve been waiting years to be right here.”
And Indy was feisty, fun-loving, sassy, takes-no-orders-and-won’t-back-down-from-anything, funny, not at all annoying and totally lovable!
And I loved that they had known each other their whole lives instead of just meeting and hooking up. Its gave a familiarity to the characters – and made their fast relationship much more believable.
“I like that we have history and our kids will have a big family and share that history because there was never a time when their Mom and Dad weren’t together.” ~Lee
This book is full of typical KA fun – there are kidnappings galore, car chases, steamy bedroom scenes, swoony moments, outright hilarious moments, drag queen performances, shoot-outs, explosions, a seriously epic food-fight, and of course, a wonderful love story. Also, we get introduced to a bunch of wonderful side-characters who will be heavily featured in the rest of the series 🙂
I absolutely ADORED this book!! and I recommend it to everybody and anybody! Run and get this book – you won’t regret it!!
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