HOLY ALPHA MALES!!!!!!! Yowza!!!! *fans self*
I’m surprised this book didn’t self-combust from the degree of utterly squee/drool/swoon-worthy, bossy, possessive, unapologetic, sweet, tender, badass, HOT UBER ALPHA males!! I mean WOW! This book is pure over-the-top deliciousness!
This book has it all – to die for hero, a sassy, smartass heroine, lots of action, hot hot sex, secret lairs, badass commandos, badass bikers, badass cops, drive-by’s, cosmo parties, family time, romance, laugh out loud humor, alpha males out the wazoo and just general over the top fun!
If you are at all a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, the guys in this series are very much like the human versions of them. Epic alpha badasses!
You are kind of thrown right into the story. Gwen met her “Mystery Man” at a bar a year and a half ago. She was just sitting there having a good time with her friends when in walks this big, tall, smoking hot guy that she can’t take her eyes off. And after an entire evening what trying to get his attention but being ignored, he gets up to leave and…
“I felt a warm hand on the skin of my lower back.”
I twisted my neck, looked up and there he was.
I held my breath and he asked, “You comin’ or what?”
That was it. That was his pickup line. “You comin’ or what?”
*swooooooooooon* Yeah… 😀
He begins to come to her at night every few days, but never shows his face and always leaves before morning… and Gwen, just can’t bring herself to end this “relationship” such as it is with her Mystery Man. But trouble brews right from the beginning of the story, namely with her very messed up sister getting herself into some SERIOUS trouble with the wrong people and Gwen is thrown head-first into Badass World where she comes face to face with her Mystery Man, Cabe “Hawk” Delgado and the sparks fly for real, in daylight.
“You’re bossy, arrogant, intrusive, annoying… ”
His minor grin amplified.
See! Totally unrepentant…
“Do I have anything going for me?”
“… you can be sweet, you’re a cuddler, and you carried me out of a burning building…”
“I’m a cuddler?”
His brows went up. “That’s important enough to be on your list?”
[He’s grinning] “Fuckin’ ridiculous what women think is important.”
The writing style is very real. Its almost written exactly as someone would speak or think. It flows quite nicely and ends up reading almost as if you are hearing the main character think out loud.
“Babe” has always been my favorite term of endearment that a guy can call a girl. There is something just so possessive, and sweet and swoony about it. But Hawk takes it to a whole new level. That one word can mean so many different complete sentences. It takes a good author to make you understand exactly what he means without him saying it with just one word 🙂
And Hawk is not the only Alpha in this story by far. He’s the badass commando leader. But we also get to
meet drool over Mitch Lawson: badass cop (serious swoon material – can’t wait till book 3 to read his story), and Tack: badass biker leader among many many others.
“Are you here to freak me out in any other way?”
“This would include asking me for a date,” I warned.
“Babe, don’t date,” he replied.
“Do tequila shots followed by 5 hours of sex count as a date? he asked.
“Um… no,” I answered.
“Then I don’t date.”
I smiled at him.
Then, stupidly, I asked. “You can have sex for 5 hours?”
He smiled at me.
There is a little bit of repetativeness in the dialogue, and the characters have a stupid moment where I wanted to throttle them both, but the smooth writing, badass overload, laugh out loud moments, action, tender sweet moments, and uber alpha males kept me turning the pages and not wanting to put the book down!
And talk about a HEA! Such a sweet epilogue!!!!!
*goes off to join the Kristen Ashley Support Group*
** Dream Man Series Reading Order **
Each book is a standalone about a different couple but
it is recommended to read the series in order.