“You’re mine,” I heard myself say, and then stumbled to cover the gaffe.
“For this week at least.”
HOLY HOTNESS!! Oh my! This was such a sweet, sexy romance! Sometimes you just need something FUN to read that’ll make you smile and swooooooon and fan yourself from the heat, y’know?? And luckily, this book delivered exactly that! It’s about a larger-than-life, hunky and heroic Navy SEAL hero who unexpectedly falls in love with a wild, carefree girl who changes everything for him! It is HOT HOT HOTTTTTTT!!!! Like, I mean S.T.E.A.M.Y. and it’s also a really addictive, easy read. So if you’re in the mood for a light-hearted erotic romance, try this!
I was a combat medic. So when I hear someone shout “MEDIC!” training just kicks in. It’s automatic, immediate. I don’t think I even saw the guy whose leg I tended to, not really. All I saw was him. Zane Badd. His tuxedo fit him like he’d been sewn into it, and his eyes reflected the fury and the hardness of a combat veteran, but when he looked at me, he just…softened. By the time I had his brother patched, Zane and I were both covered in blood, and I knew I had to have him.
The trouble with Zane isn’t getting him, it’s keeping him.
And the trouble with me is, even if I could hold onto a man like Zane, I wouldn’t know what to do with him. It’s not in my nature, and if life has taught me anything, it’s to not trust anyone, least of all men like Zane. He’s a warrior through and through, hard, muscular, gorgeous, tenacious, and yet oddly tender toward me.
Experience and instincts are telling me to run from Zane Badd as fast as possible, but my heart and my body are telling me to stay, to hold on and not let go…
There’s a lot of humor in this book, a helluva lot of sexy-times, some heart-warming brotherly bonding, and a surprisingly sweet romance! The hero and heroine are both serial one-night-standers who share a mutual aversion to relationships and commitment. But they both find their lives turned upside down when they begin to have feelings for each other after what was supposed to be a one-time hook-up. This kind of freaks them both out and yet they still don’t want to let each other go so without wanting to dive into anything too committed, and given that she was only in town for a few days, they agreed to just be together during her vacation — no strings, no attachment, just a lot of sex and a carefree few days. But the more time they spent together, the harder they fell, leaving them both wondering if maybe, just maybe, they were ready to take a leap of faith and try something more permanent…
“Trust is… hard, and I’m just cynical, I guess. None of the guys I’ve ever met have seemed like anyone I’d be interested in seeing more than once.”
“And I’m safe, because you’re going back home in a week, so if I turn out to be a raging douchebag, you can just catch a flight home and forget about me.”
“Exactly.” Her eyes cut to mine. “But please, feel free to not turn into a raging douchebag.”
“I’ll do my best.”
This was a genuinely fun and romantic read! Admittedly, it was a little cheesy at times with some definite eye-roll-worthy moments and an overload of dick jokes, but the more serious Zane and Mara got about each other, the more I began to love the story and I have to say that overall, I really enjoyed reading this book!
“Girlfriend, you’ve got it bad,” Claire said.
That got my attention. “What do you mean?”
She waved at me in disgust. “You. I haven’t missed the way you and Zane have been eye-fucking this whole time.”
“We’re not eye-fucking,” I protested.
Claire snorted. “Bitch, please. If you could get pregnant from eye-fucking, you’d be nine kinds of knocked up.”
And I have to give a special shout out to Zane’s brothers! I loved all their bonding and bantering moments!
“I’m supposed to call Mara at four. And if you say a damn word, I’ll castrate you in your sleep.”
“The nurse from the wedding? You’re … calling her… on the phone?”
“No, you dick-turd, I’m gonna stand on the roof and shout.”
“Go. Call your woman. We got this.”
“She’s not my woman. We’re just… practice dating.”
Brock stared at me for a long moment. “There’s so much to unpack from that statement I don’t even know where to start.”
This can be read as a standalone (that’s how I read it) but it’s also the second standalone in a series of standalones aptly called the Badd Brothers Series — here’s book 1 — but personally, I had no problem reading this alone. Basically, the series follows eight brothers (last name Badd, hehe) and each book focuses on a different one of them finding love. Zane was a Navy SEAL, but there’s a pilot, a football player, twin rock stars, a genius, and so on so if you like this book, there are more coming… but if you want to read this alone, that’s fine too.
“That bar, those boys, the city… it all has a way of growing on you, doesn’t it?”
“It sure does. Like fucking tentacles.”
I laughed. “Exactly. But in this case, the tentacles are attached to a really hot, sexy, amazing man.”
“And a beautiful city,” Claire added.
“And a really kickass bar.”
“And a shitload of sexy, funny, loyal brothers.”
Bottom line, if you’re a romance reader looking for some SEXY STEAMY HOTNESS, a sweet and badass Alpha hero, a sassy heroine, and a whirlwind love story that’ll make you smile and swoon, then definitely give this one a try!
Rating: 4+ stars! Adult Romance, can standalone.