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412 pages, Kindle Edition
First published July 28, 2015
But I'm wearing tights, and boots, and there's nothing sexy about a chubby girl peeling herself out of spandex and leather.
- fucking fuck, will the female authors ever STOP cheering self body shaming and making those insecure heroines who rise only after a steel-hard-muscled hero tells them they are sexy?!?!
"I feel Cole the second the doors crack open. He's like a hot Caribbean wind, swirling in, wrapping around me, ready to suck me back out again. Because I'm his, even from across the room with a dozen bad guys in between."
First of all, let's get something out of the way, shall we? I picked this book because I like a lot the forbidden love between a bodyguard and his client. That's why I overlooked the title. But be aware, this book isn't that. I mean they kiss @6% or so. It's more an enemies to lovers story than a bodyguard-client one.
So this book is 80% about the relationship between the main characters (with many and quite long steamy scenes) and 20% about the plot. The thing is that the plot is quite interesting and if this book wasn't so focused on the relationship/steamy part I think it could be a great read for me.
Also, I have to mention that the writing style felt all over the place to me and that's why I couldn't keep track of the plot sometimes.
The steamy parts were good but that's not the only thing I'm looking for in a book with more than 300 pages. Overall, I wasn't impressed by it but I might read the next book which is about Allison because I like her as a character. 2 ⭐
"You get so sloppy after you come, baby. It's hot." I wish I'd known that. I wasted ten years after puberty being embarrassed about the awesomeness between my legs.
Cole: I try to live every day like my deeds are my vows to her. I don’t always succeed. Sometimes she needs to poke me.
Hailey: “Don’t ever think you’re not enough for me,” she mock growls at me when I finally let her up for air. “You’re my rock, you get that? I don’t need you to be anything else, because you anchor me.”
"Hailey Dashford Reid, with her silky brown hair and big, smoky blue eyes, all prim and proper and so fu**ing sexy it makes my nuts ache. Also, totally off-limits."
"I like things I can control. I like things I can put in boxes. I can’t put Cole in a box. There’s no duct tape strong enough."
"I’ve got a reputation as a tough guy. Ex-Navy SEAL, nothing fazes me. But if anyone wanted to undermine me, all they’d need to do is throw Hailey Reid in my tracks. This woman turns me into a simpering idiot. And if she’d have me, I’d give it all up and try to be a better man for her."
I say it then, the secret I’ve kept inside. I say it so quietly she doesn’t hear me, I’m sure of it, because she doesn’t react. “I love you,” I breathe into her hair.
“You love me?” she repeats, her words muffled as she burrows deeper into my skin. That’s okay. It’s where she belongs.
“Yeah.” I clear my throat. “Didn’t really know how to say it. Never have before.”
She shakes her head at me.
“That’s how you make everything right. You make me melt, Cole.”
I can’t help but grin. Damn, I like the sound of that.
A bad boy can be so very good.
A good girl can get really dirty.
And two lonely people who find each other can finally be happy.