4 out of 5 Licks
The wrong man never felt so right…
Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend’s girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman—especially one who doesn’t like him all that much. Now that Darcy’s on the market again, it’s even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he’s had a taste of her…all bets are off.
Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She’s on the hunt for passion, and there’s no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex’s best friend, it’s impossible not to melt beneath Reed’s skillful touch. Now it’s just a matter of setting a few ground rules—and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?
The continuation of the After Hours series gets right to the tension that we saw briefly between Darcy and Reed in One Night of Sin. They try hard to fight what’s clearly between them but you can only fight chemistry for so long. After a small dry humping session in the corner of Reeds club Sin they try to steer clear of each other. They both feel a bit guilty about their attraction since Darcy just got out of a relationship with one of Reed’s best friends-AJ. Darcy discovers her inner vixen whenever she’s near Reed. She just can’t help but tease and push him all the while hoping he will finally break. And when he finally does break it’s so smoking hot they break the smoke detectors-well not really but read this book and you’ll see what I mean. Poor Reed has a bad boy reputation that he can’t seem to shake. He wants to prove to Darcy that he wants a serious relationship, but she’s so busy trying to prove to him that she can do casual that she doesn’t realize that’s not what he wants. It was a lot of fun watching these two fight and finally submit to their desires. They do a lot to keep the excitement level up and Reed slowly proves to her that she’s what he wants. The end is so sweet I almost cried, but the epilogue brought back the fun, outgoing couple again. Another great book from Elle and I’m definitely going to have to read more of her books.
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