He's a Brute
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One dark and handsome control-freak sports star meets one smarty pants bioengineer with hair to match her fiery temper. It's an experiment straight out of sexual thermodynamics.
Every good scientist knows the second law of thermodynamics: the universe's disorder, entropy, is always increasing. Professiona...more
As many of you might know, I adored Only When It's Us by Chloe Liese, and so I decided to read her previous series 'Tough Love.' However, the issue with going back to an author's debut is that you can see the progress that they have made in their writing since then!
Listen, I love that Chloe writes character driven stories featuring people who are not usually represented in romance. Absolute ...more
Not only was it HOT it also was a debut novel – which blows my mind.
Upfront, this book reminded me a bit of all the books that came after 50 Shades. Hot, almost too hot to read in public. I experienced it firsthand and can vouch for it. Kinky – with a power-exchange dynamic of dominant-submissive relationship like in 50 Shades. Also the alpha hero had a filthy mouth – just putting it out there, I loved it but some might not.
But what I adored the most about this book was t ...more
Zed was an insanely hot Italian-American playboy soccer player who possessed hidden depths. Chapter by chapter, the many layers that made up his personality became clear. He was intense, loyal, considerate, intelligent, compassionate, moral, and incredibly sexy. He carried the weight of the world on his shoulders and pain was just another m ...more
I enjoyed this one, but I didn't love it. First, it is basically 50 Shades of Grey (including the older woman mentor who taught him all about sex...yay) and with mafia, sports, and a more intelligent and disabled heroine. Which was fine, there are a lot of books fashioned after that series. Some of them are even better than 50 Shades (not a hard feat, I know). And this wasn't a bad book by any means. I quite liked both Zed and Nairne and it had some great secondary characters. I wasn't a fan of ...more
I’ve been making it a goal to read more debut authors in 2019, and I’m so happy that I can include Chloe Liese to my list! I wanted to read this book because 1) I LOVED the cover and 2) the blurb sounded so intriguing. Mafia, sports, AND science? I was definitely game. I ended up really enjoying Nairne and Zed’s story – if you’re looking for something a little different in your contemporary romances, you should give this a try!
Former professional ...more
I saw this book posted by other bookstagrammer and it peeked my interest when I saw the word STEAMY, so when author contacted me for reviewing this book I was all up to it! But I must admit I haven't read the synopsis because that's what I always do to avoid spoilers.
So the reason why I didn't like this book so much is:
1. dominant/submissive sexual relationship;
That's just something that I don't like and actually avoi ...more
“Disability was isolating. And some days you just couldn’t shake yourself out of that feeling that shit was hard, and you were on your own with it.”
This was a ‘fifty shades of grey-esk’ romance, filled with similar themes and plot devices.
Zed meets Narine through work, the two butt heads, attraction ensues. Zed wants a specific type of relationship with Narine, battle of the wills ensued. Basically, it was a lot of little battles ensuing between the characters, so make sure you e ...more
*thank you to the author, Chloe Liese for this complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
This book was not for me. From the starting itself, it rubbed me the wrong way. There were a lot of things that I didn't like:
1. Hero was a Mary Sue. He is a Mafia boss, a soccer player and the head of a NGO. Each by itself is a full time job. And somehow, he manages to do all this, while being strong handsome, family man who romances his employee Christian Grey style.
2. Heroine was immature whose life changing trauma la ...more
Their love story is hot, passionate and truly made me flush and blush, and everything else in between!! Once I started this, I couldn’t put it down for all the excitement. I jus ...more
Right away, the chemistry between these two characters was sizzling off the page. This gave me major Fifty Shades vibes and I'm all for it. Pretty sure, I enjoyed these characters more than Christian and Anastasia.
Nairne was such a firecracker and I loved her!! I liked that she stood up for herself. She was inspiring! And ...more
This was...ok. Not quite as steamy as some people were saying and it could have done with a couple more chapters in order to develop the characters a little better, but I liked that our main female character, Nairne, was in a wheelchair and had overcome some things. Zed was all alpha male stereotypes rolled into one (minus being a part of an MC- but he was mafia, so close enough). Again, I just wished for a little more character development and moments where they got to know each other ...more
He’s a Brute was Chloe Liese’s debut novel, and wow did it pack a punch! I did admittedly read these books out of order (read She's a Spitfire, which is Tough Love #2, first), and while technically that’s fine I would definitely recommend starting with the first book. This is a three book series involving the same couple. I enjoyed the first two books so much that I bought hard copies of all three, even though I had eARCs of the first two!
After injuring herself while playing Soccer, Nairne has decided to put her degree to use and help a health organization in solving their current dilemma. She was hired by the boss of the company, but when she starts and is challenged in a game of wits and battle of the sexes, she soon learns that the boss has passed away and passed the organization to her son Zed. Zed is a businessman by day, and on the side, a current Mafia Boss as his Dad abdicated his role which led Zed to pick up the pieces. ...more
Readers BEWARE this book is STEAMY in the BEST way Possible! Although there were so ...more
#minireview 📖 He’s a Brute is a solid debut from Chloe Liese! I’ll be honest, I didn’t even read the full synopsis to know I wanted to try it, a steamy romance between a soccer star and a female bioengineer? Sold 🙋🏻♀️
I really liked how unapologetic Nairne was! She was such a sassy character. A major aspect of her character is introduced about 20% into the book, I didn’t love how late this was mentioned. This is my pe ...more
This story follows Nairne as she navigates her way through life following a sports injury. She's use to being an intense athlete that defies all the odds so after her accident she's decided to try for a different, more controlled way of life. Since she left Europe she's focused on her research (she's a bioengineer) and that's left little room for anything else. She's is almost done with her degree at MIT when she's ...more
Oh man. He's a Brute ended just as the story was really starting to demand my attention. I really want to know what happens between Nairne and Zed next, especially after that bombshell that was dropped on Nairne right at the end. Waiting impatiently for She's A Spitfire.
The characters were really interesting and had so much depth. The chemistry was sizzling and I loved every minute of it.
Highly recommend it. Looking forward to get on with the next books soon.
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I haven't read too many books that borderline on the erotica genre, or even that many dom/sub romances. This one is pretty unique. One thing that I loved: this is a debut novel! A debut novel that was not only exceptionally readable but one I enjoyed. The first thing I noticed was how smart the author is. Her diction and wit alone made her intellect obvious. That's something I enjoyed and respected but I'd be wor ...more
After this the protagonists hormones got activated and all they could think about is sex. Every second sentence has in one way or another a sexual hint. This isn't my cup of tea, especially when it becomes so explicit. On top of that: the only creative thing about the sex scenes is ...more