“Came to me last night, upset, crying, wanting someone to make that shit better for you. Needin’ someone.” I looked into her eyes. “You got people you smile at, babe. People you take in and let live with you. And you came to my door. You gave me that.” I breathed a laugh and cupped her cheek. “Still don’t think you know what that meant to me.”
If you’re a fan of bossy, dirty-talking, over-the-top Alphas who relentlessly pursue the women they want, are guaranteed to infuriate and piss you off many times with what they say and do and make you curse their name, but ultimately will melt your heart, then you’re probably going to love Jamie! And if you’re a fan of sexy, angsty enemies-to-lovers romance with that wavering ‘will they or won’t they’ tension, then this might just be the book for you!
While you can read this book as a complete standalone if you want, we do first met the characters of Jamie and Tori in Four Letter Word by J. Daniels (my review) which I LOOOOOOVED! In that book, they were side characters, and in this book, they’re the main focus. I’d recommend reading the books in order. But it’s up to you!
With Jamie being the ultimate manwhore — who was not only hot and wanted, and shamelessly aware of his assets — he wasn’t used to women turning him down. Ever. So when his usual pick up strategies didn’t work on Tori, he decided to take things to the next level by proposing a bet.
Tori had no reason to trust him. Not only had she heard of his playboy reputation, she’s seen it flaunted in front of her in public and private and she wasn’t about to give her heart or body over to someone who wouldn’t take care of it. But he was determined to show her he was serious about her — and that he cared on a whole other level for her. So this is their story.
Within the first few pages of the book, I was already chuckling to myself over how brazenly bold Jamie’s banter was. OMG. This guy had no filter! He was literally a shameless flirt. His manwhore title was well earned and when he straight up declared his plan to claim her as his own, while some women might have found that a turn on, it couldn’t have turned her off more. All it showed her was that he had no respect for love — at least not that she could see — and that was a deal breaker.
I mean, truth be told, I was on her side. I’m more the kind of gal to swoon over all-out commitment rather than playboys so I was kinda hoping someone would take this guy’s ego down a notch or two — some of the things he said and did were downright infuriating!!! — and I was really hoping it would be Tori. BUT I had to give Jamie props for his relentless pursuit of her. It was kind of adorable — and sometimes even hot!
I’m going to be a hundred per cent honest with you here though. Jamie is not the kind of hero I really like and even in the end, I never fully “fell” for him. I really did enjoy this book, but there’s a fine line between bossy Alpha and asshole Alpha and he strayed into asshole territory too many times for me. I also wish Tori hadn’t given into him as much. I wanted her to call him on his shit more than she did (even though she did do it a fair bit) but I just felt at times like he just wasn’t worthy of her. Ultimately though, it was very clear that in his own way, he really loved her so while I didn’t really fall for him as I usually do with heroes in the books I love, I respected the fact that she fell for him and so I was rooting for them because what each of them ultimately wanted was each other if that makes sense.
I blinked. “Legs? Did you just call me Legs?”
… Half of his mouth lifted, revealing one killer dimple.
“Fuck yeah, I did,” he answered… “Seen a lot of good ones. Had a lot of good ones wrapped around me, but yours? Babe, seriously.” He looked to me again. “Yours take the fucking cake. I’d give my left nut for a feel.”
I stared at him. I was never a woman of few words [yet] here I was, stripped of my vocabulary for the first time in my twenty-four years of life, all because a man wanted to chop off his left testicle to cop a feel.
He laughed, low and rumbly in his throat, and hearing that, I broke out of my speechless haze.
“Do you offer up appendages to all the women you meet?”
I’m a really big fan of this author’s writing in this series — it flows well, it’s got great banter, a good balance of humor, angst, feels, and character development. Not to mention that the entire surrounding cast of characters is one I’m eager to read more about. I’m really hoping Stitch gets his story told soon! He’s the next hero I’m most interested in within this series and I will definitely be looking forward to the next book — no matter who it’s about!
Ultimately if you’ve been looking for new Alpha male romance books, then this series is definitely a great one to check out. You can read either one alone, but I personally would recommend reading them in their release order — so Four Letter Word and then Hit The Spot. The writing is strong, the romance is hot, and they have great endings!
Rating: 4 stars. Contemporary Adult Romance. Can standalone.
Series of standalones.