4 out of 5 Licks
Sin City SEAL’s #1
For the first time in her life, social worker Lucia Lewis is ready to live. And the masquerade ball in Las Vegas is just the place to find a ridiculously hot guy to complete her wicked to-do list. The only rule? Her elegant Venetian mask—which conceals the scars that have always held her back from the life she deserves—stays on.
Navy SEAL Cade Daniels heads to Vegas on a mission to keep his best friend’s little sister out of trouble. Except the woman he’s sent to find is all heat and flame…and perfectly capable of handling herself. And him. But the moment Lucia’s mask slips, the need to heal her, body and soul, is complete and absolute temptation.
But revealing himself could cost him the one thing he isn’t willing to risk…his heart.
I found Sara Jane Stone about a year ago and was excited to see more from her. I’ve always enjoyed military romance and Sara is starting a brand new series with this one. Lucia wants to take a chance in Vegas and have a random hook up. She’s worked really hard to feel better about herself and decided a wild night fulfilling her fantasies was the best way to help make that happen. She had no idea her sister asked Cade to keep an eye out for her and not let her do anything crazy. Cade takes one look at Lucia and prayed she was the one he was supposed to watch out for. He decided he was going to keep her closer than Natalie asked, but couldn’t take the chance to pass up a night with Lucia. Of course eventually Lucia finds out the truth and heads back home.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. There were some things that I felt could have been explored a little further. Lucia’s weight loss and scars seemed to have a huge impact on her life but after the first few chapters they really weren’t brought up again in detail. I feel like she might have been a little more cognizant of those two things in particular throughout the book. The attraction between these two can’t be denied though. I really enjoyed that Cade made her feel so attractive and happy. The fantasy lists were sexy and lots of fun. I laughed and smiled a lot while reading this book. I can’t wait to see what comes next for this series. I’m guessing we are going to get the sisters story next and I’m excited to see where it goes.
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“Turn around,” he murmured as he moved behind her. His fingers toyed with the straps of her red dress and lowered them down her shoulders. “And tell me what you see.”
“People.” She gasped as he drew her dress down to her waist, revealing her black lace bra to the night air. Her nipples pebbled, begging for his touch. “Everywhere.”
Her breasts were left wanting as his hand moved to her legs and lifted her skirt until it bunched at her waist. A thrill ran through her. All those people below, and yet she was on the verge of losing herself in this moment. Being here, with him, felt wild and wanton, so far removed from the walls holding her trapped in her life back home.
“When you come…” His fingers teased the edge of her lace thong, and she spread her legs, opening for him. “When you scream my name, will they hear you?”
“No,” she gasped. His finger slipped beneath the edge of her underwear. “Maybe. I don’t care.”
“Does this fit your fantasy? Is this what you want?” he demanded. “Tell me.”
She turned to face him and looped her arms around his neck. His hand moved over her, and his fingers ran down her backside, touching, exploring. Her hips rocked against him, demanding friction.
“I want you,” she said. “Make me scream your name. Over and over. I don’t care if they hear. I want the fantasy. Please.”
About Sara Jane Stone
After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! To subscribe, visit www.sarajanestone.com and look for her newsletter entry form.