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BEND (Vegas Heat #1)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  277 Ratings  ·  157 Reviews
The Hardass

Focused and in control at all times. Most people think I’m a prick—and I’ll be the first to admit that’s probably true. But I’d rather be a take-no-shit cop than the kind of man genetics says I should be. You break the law, you pay the price. I don’t give a damn if you’re the captain’s daughter or the Queen of friggin’ England.

The Princess

I have no patience for
ebook, 148 pages
Published November 2016
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 Needs More Meat Stars

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Bend the first book in the Vegas Heat series was a decent read. The main problem I had with Bend was it jumped around too much. I would just be getting into the story or learning something about the characters, just starting to get deep and then the scene would jump to the next day or week. It left me feeling like I never really got to know the characters. It also made the story more superficial. It needed more meat. More story, more details, more everything. I did really
NiCoLeTa E.
***3,5 "Sergeant Hardass" stars***

This was a quick, fun and sexy reading... But it was too short and i would enjoy to have more details and to learn more about the heroes and the plot...
But in only 120 pages, the writer did a very good job!!!

There was a nice plot with some mystery inside and there were a great hate to love romance between the hardass and the princess...

Kinsey and Trent didn't like each other very much...

They are everything that they despise to a person and that's why they ar
Claire Robinson
Nov 23, 2016 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "You're trouble with a capital T." Stars!

Molly McLain, turns up the dirty in the first book in her new Vegas Heat series. Bend offered up a couple of likeable characters, who start out as frenemies, but soon realize that the chemistry between them may have other plans.

The Hardass and The Princess are certainly more than those initial descriptives as you get further into the story you start understand more, why they are both the way they are, and Kinsey Malloy and Trent Clark were the perfect
Dec 28, 2016 XxTainaxX rated it really liked it
Review coming soon.
Dec 14, 2016 Coco.V rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
BEND is a quick and fun contemporary romance and my first book by author Molly McLain.

Kinsey Malloy alias Princess and Trent Clark alias Sergent Hardass have known each other for three years. Kinsey is the manager of a lingerie store in Vegas and her father is Trent’s Captain at the police precinct where he’s working. These two are somehow enemies and they never miss an opportunity to throw sarcastic comments each time they meet. Trent has no tolerance for anyone breaking the law, not even for
Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Nov 26, 2016 Mindy Lou's Book Reviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
What a hot little read! Trent, a cop with a disturbing past keeps pulling Kensey, the captains daughter over on a traffic violation. Their love/hate banter is electric and it was fun watching it build until Trent finally does something about it. I enjoyed this sexy, short read and can't wait for more in this series! ARC provided by NetGalley.
2.5/3 stars. It was... not too bad.

I read this book yesterday but now, when I'm writing the review, I actually have to think a bit about what it was about. So it wasn't really a memorable read...

Still, after I think a bit, I remember I liked it. It wasn't amazing but it wasn't bad either. It's really short, and it's almost impossible to write a great story in less than 100 pages, so it's no surprise that there was no read character development or not a lot of chemistry, but it was cute.

It's just
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
5 ~ Trent & Kinsley ~ Stars!!!

If, like me, you like a little ...

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Then you'll love Bend! It has the prefect blend of naughty and nice.

I loved it from start to finish! If you're looking for a hot, sexy read with a bad boy cop and a not so innocent princess, Bend it gonna be right up your alley. I loved reading this one. It was fast paced, engaging and did I mention sexy? Cuz Trent and Kinsley were freaking great together!!!! The heat factor is off the charts and def
Nov 26, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

I liked this in some ways and I didn't in others. Unfortunately, the things that didn't work for me outweigh the things that I did like.

There were a couple of things that bothered me:
1. The dialog- I was not really able to differentiate who was speaking, the dialog for Trent and Kinsey sounded the same to me a lot of the time.
2. The author has no idea how a manager of a retail store would actually run the least it didn't work with the e
4 Hardass Stars

Oh, no. No, no, no. There isn’t a single spark between Sergeant Hardass and me. You know, other than he’s sexy as crap. But that’s just bad boy fantasy stuff. In real life, I can’t stand him.

Are you ready for some hot cop action? Yeah!

Trent and Kinsey share a brief but awkward history. Though Trent has the utmost respect for Kinsey's father, who also happens to be his Captain, Kinsey and her spoiled princess self seem to rub Trent the wrong way. Kinsey thinks Trent takes the term
Danielle (Danniegurl)
This was a great read, very nice execution. The characters are compelling and while the story isn't completely deep it still got me hooked on what was going on.

Trent, AKA Sargent Hardass just wants to have a good time and rattle Kinsley's cage a bit. He thinks she's this little princess like her father, the Chief for the police department Trent works for, says she is. It's his little nickname for her and Trent also adopts it. He wants to rattle her so much he pulls her over almost weekly at the
Dec 16, 2016 Vasiliki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.75 stars!

ARC kindly provided by Patchwork Press – Cooperative via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Kinsey and Trent, a hate to love story!

I really liked this story. There was a bit of tension, sexy dirty talk, mystery and fun. Actually there was a bit of everything! My only complaint is that the book is quite short but Ms. McLain put quite some events there. For example, there was a mystery in the story that in my eyes was really easy resolved. There were also s
Well hot damn! This book was spicy, sexy and a whole lot of hotness! Molly McLain turns up the heat with this new series.

Told from dual POV’s you are going to be sucked into Trent and Kinsey’s story super fast.

Trent is Mr. Hardass. He is a cop and loves pulling over Kinsey. He loves to see the feisty side of her, but he knows he needs to stay far away from her too. Her dad is his boss, but he can’t help wanting to get her all riled up...The princess needs to take the stick out of her butt or at
Dec 04, 2016 Doris rated it it was amazing
Officer Hardass meets the Princess. You have to love the nicknames of these two and you can only guess the kind of sparks that fly whenever they are together whether it be when Officer Trent Clark is pulling Kinsey Malloy over for traffic violations or when they are meeting up in a bathroom at a bar. It only gets a little complicated when you find out that Kinsey is the daughter of Trent’s superior officer. Ah, but that is what makes this books so fun and yet so hot!

What does it take for Kinsey
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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Bend by Molly McLain was a hot, sexy, funny and fast aced read and one that this book whore really liked! The banter, the sexual chemistry, the sexiness is what had me wishing that this one was longer than what it was because honestly? I could have read a full length novel and I would have loved each and every word.

From the very start Trent and Kinsley have a connection, one that may be from her running a red l
Nov 30, 2016 Jan rated it really liked it
Such a fun read, I loved it

Trent is a cop, Kinsey is a cops daughter who runs a lingerie store in a mall.

When Trent deliberately keeps pulling Kinsey over for different traffic violations you could say there relationship becomes one of love and hate with one liners and flirting thrown in.

Theft investigations at the mall, cop office banter, fan me down hotness, great characters and a good plot, there was lots going on in Bend to keep me flipping the pages.

Bend was fun with touches of seriousne
Jan 20, 2017 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Impression:
I have been looking for more Adult books to read and after reading the synopsis I knew this book was going to fit that perfectly. The cover is hot and the idea of police officers...yum!
The Story & Characters:

Two complete opposites always make the perfect couple. These two were funny and intense. I loved them.
Kinsey Mallory is a police captain's daughter. She wants no part of dating a police officer. She is the manager of a sexy lingerie store and someone is taking st
Pamela Lilley
Nov 24, 2016 Pamela Lilley rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
My first read by Mollie McLain is this first in a series book following sexy alpha male, police sergeant Trent Clark, and the police chief's daughter, sweet innocent, Kinsey Malloy. Although their paths have crossed a few times (namely when Trent has pulled over Kinsey for road traffic offences), neither of them particularly like each other. Brought together by a shock revelation at the police ball, they both come to realise that they have far more in common than they initially thought,
Dec 03, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What a fun and steamy read! Bend is a great mix of angst, humor, and of course sexy times! I love the enemies to lovers trope and Trent and Kinsey did not disappoint with their awesome chemistry.

Both characters have their faults, but I loved that each tried to do their best (however misguided) to protect the ones they love and themselves. The vulnerability they both eventually showed to the other only made their relationship sexier to me and I really liked that Kinsey especially spoke her mind a


This isn't the first book that I've read by Molly McLain and it most definitely won't be my last. You want to know why? She writes a badass hero. Every. Time. Great characters will keep me coming back to an author every time!

Since I did love the characters so very much, I want to touch on them first. Well ... not LITERALLY touch ... unless we're talking about Trent ... but I'm married ... and he's nonexistent ... the last part is obviously the bigger issue, right? So anyway ... Trent is this bad
Tricia Bartley (iScream Books)
Jan 04, 2017 Tricia Bartley (iScream Books) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ohhhh this is my first read by Molly McLain and I just fell in love with her writing!! I will definitely be reading more of her books!!!

Lord..Lord...wait until you meet Trent!! He is one cocky, take-no-shit cop and he has a thing for pulling over poor Kinsey, she just cant get a brake with him either. And wouldn't you know it, her dad is the Captain. lol Hmmm I wonder if Trent sits and waits for her to pass by him everyday so boom, those red and blue lights start flashing and the sassiness by he
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


My first venture into the Vegas world Molly McLain created was enjoyable. The characters and the story line are fun and entertaining, with little angst or drama.

The two main characters of Bend, Trent and Kensey, are interesting. As a reader, I liked them as people, but there are some things about their characters that prevented me from fully connecting with them. Kensey struggles with what she desires in the bedroom; however, what she fant
Lynn Lim
Nov 24, 2016 Lynn Lim rated it it was amazing
OK. I am confused. Not surprised, and certainly I am not surprised, but I am still confused. I just finished Bend by Molly McLain. I absolutely love, Love, LOVE each, and every book that I have read by the fabulous Molly McLain. In my opinion Ms. McLain is one of the best at small town romance writers around, ranking right up there with other authors such as Nora Roberts, Samantha Chase, and Zoe York (some of my favorites). However, Bend is not a book situated in “small town America”, it takes p ...more
Rebecca (Midnight Book Obsessions)
Bend (Vegas Heat, #1) by Molly McLain
4 Stars
Contemporary Romance
Police Officer
First In A Series
Heat Level 3

This was my first book by Molly McLain. It kept popping up, and I just wasn't sure what to think about it. New author, a cop hero, takes place in Las Vegas (I used to live there. I’m always afraid authors are going to misrepresent the REAL Las Vegas, ya know, where people actually live). I finally decided I had to give it a go. The blurb sounded so good! I was not disappointed.  

Kinsey is t
Melissa Mendoza
"Trent Clark is the kind of man that could ruin me in one night, and not with wine and roses. No, he'd leave me with body aches and residual tremors, torn panties and bruised lips."

5 Bend me Stars!! First book I've read by Molly, and it won't be the last!

Trent is a cop that takes no (you know what) from anyone. He's hard as nails and likes to mess with his bosses daughter. Trent makes it his goal to pull Kinsey over whenever he gets a chance and just likes to get a rise out of her really. Kinsey
Nov 29, 2016 Ciru rated it really liked it
Finished, review to come. it is.
The reason why this book is getting a 4 star rating is because the reason why Trent didn't want to be with Kinsey was such utter bullshit. And there are people who have a childhood like Trent had, but to take it that you know the pain of being on the receiving end of such shit and hurt, then you psychobable yourself into thinking, and here in lies the bullshit part, you'll turn out like the cause of all that pain, instead of overcoming it and becomin
Cathy Geha
Nov 26, 2016 Cathy Geha rated it really liked it
Bend by Molly McLain
Vegas Heat #1

Trent and Kinsey have been tap dancing around one another for a while. They chip away at one another but in some ways they are also flirting. Trent is a tough police officer and Kinsey is the daughter of a police captain. Someone is stealing from her shop and Trent is assigned to the case, a case he doesn’t take as seriously as he should in the beginning. As the story progresses things heat up between Trent and Kinsey but there is a question whether or not they w
Shannon Stuckey
Feb 11, 2017 Shannon Stuckey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick hot and fun read!

Scorching hot read! Loved Trent and Kinsey and their banter. Great start to Molly McLain's Vegas Heat series and can't wait for more.
Dec 04, 2016 KelticKat rated it it was amazing
Trouble with a capital T! Fun & Sassy & Sexy read!

I loved Kinsey & Trent - they had some pretty steamy chemistry that kept me turning the pages. Kinsey is the daughter of a police captain, her mom died 5 yrs ago, she just had a rather nasty break up with her ex boyfriend, she's being harassed by a hardass officer who repeatedly pulls her over for traffic violations and now someone is stealing merchandise from the sexy lingerie store she manages.

Trent happens to be the hardass office
Nov 27, 2016 Sara rated it it was amazing
I must preface this review with this...I have never read one thing Molly McClain has written before this book. I know what you're thinking. How have I missed out on the greatness that is Molly McClain? Yeah. I'm asking myself that same question, because, oh my goodness, this book!

I love a damaged hero and heroine who find their soulmates in each other. It is one of my favorite tropes. So, this book already had that going for it. Add in a sassy, flawed and fun heroine p, Kinsey, and a damaged, se
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Like many novelists, especially romance writers, my infatuation with a good love story began early. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I’ll admit that Barbie and Ken acted more than a couple of the story lines I had in my head (sorry, Mom, but, no, not all of them were kid-appropriate). The obsession continued to grow as I got older and, whenever I left home, I always had a wire-bound not ...more
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