Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Brianna Hamilton wants for nothing, especially her pick of gorgeous men. But one night when an unexpected turn of events unfolds, she collides with Duke Thrasher, and there is no denying that she is going to fall hard, and fast.
Duke Thrasher has boundaries that he does not cross, keeping his personal life separate from his work. But when Brianna Hamilton enters his life the lines begin to blur.
Can Duke keep Brianna shielded from his line of duty or will his job destroy them?
ALPHA MALE GOODNESS! So as you can imagine, the cover of this book is what first caught my eye. Holy hell that is one hot cover – sucked me in completely. This coupled with a recommendation by an author that I enjoy meant that this was a no brainer one click for me. KS Smith delivers one hot and sexy read.
A night out on the town goes horribly wrong for Brianna Hamilton landing her both in the arms of a sexy stranger and in hospital. Duke Thrasher is nothing if he is not gorgeous. But this mysterious Good Samaritan will not leave her side until he knows that she will be alright.
The attraction between them is undeniable. And what starts off as an act of assistance soon escalates into a whirlwind romance between the two. But there are other forces at play and nothing is as simple as it seems. Can the two of them overcome any obstacle that is put in front of them? Can they survive what simmers beneath the surface?
Just like the cover, this book was steaming hot. The sexual chemistry between Brianna & Duke was off the charts and you could feel it charging the air as you read.
This was actually a hard one for me to rate and I fluctuated for a long time. I really enjoyed the storyline and Ms Smith’s writing style but what let it down slightly for me was Brianna. While she was sassy and witty at times, there were others times when her actions were a bit whimsical and self centred and all I wanted to do was hit her up the side of the head. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but there was 1 particular incident in this story between Brianna and another character which infuriated me. And then the way it was handled and then dropped without any real resolution really annoyed me.
Yet as the book progressed I could sense the change that she was trying to make and lead her to learn from her mistakes.
Man, I am in love with Duke Thrasher. How can you really pass up an ex-marine, alpha male? His take control attitude was perfectly offset by the way that he cherished and worshipped Brianna. You knew without a doubt that he would do anything for her. He tried his damnedest to keep her happy at every turn. I could not help but feel for him as he battled through a lot of the book. And when the chips were laid down he was there every time – despite all that had gone on.
This book had a bit of everything. There was angst, levity, heat, suspense, twists, action, happy moments and said moments. It was an easy read that keep me engaged for the entire book to see what will happen next. I recommend this book to those that love their romance stories with a strong, utterly delicious male and a side of smut. I enjoyed KS Smith’s writing and will definitely pick up another one of her books.
**I purchased a copy of this book**