Bend by Molly McLain

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Bend by Molly McLain

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 the cocky men my father oversees. Or maybe it’s just Sergeant Hardass who gets under my skin. Not only is he sexy as sin, he refuses to cut me a break. And now I have to work with the arrogant jerk.

I shouldn’t want him, but a secret part of me craves his unforgiving edge. He could give me everything I need, but, first, I have to break down his walls.

I have to make him bend.

Oh my gosh…I am absolutely LOVING this book. I am fairly certain that if I didn’t take breaks while reading, my kindle would have honestly exploded from┬áheat this story packs.

Let me start by saying one of my favorite aspects of this book is that we take the concept of the hot male cop to a whole new level. We’ve seen the protective, sexy cop, but Sergeant Trent Clark takes it to a whole other level. Holy smokes!

Then we have Kinsey Malloy, the daughter of the captain. Kinsey is not what you expect in the heroine at all. She is hard-headed, strong, and intelligent. The reason I liked this juxtaposition was because a lot of times, we see the cop protecting the more meek female character. In this case, Kinsey has a lot of personality and she is not afraid to be bold. She just doesn’t always choose to show it.

For me, Kinsey was really the star of this book. The way she is throwing Trent for a loop was really one of my favorite parts of the story. Trent has always been attracted to Kinsey, but he stereotyped her into this prim and proper woman. When the reality is so far from that.

This book is only 154 pages long, according to Amazon. The reason I mention this fact is that even though the story is a bit shorter, Molly McLain manages to keep this story moving quickly. This story has complexities to it, but I never felt like anything was left unfinished.

I would absolutely recommend this book. The author has crafted a fast-paced, yet complex story about two people who come together in a way that seems normal, but is unlike other stories I’ve read. The sex scenes in this story are smoldering hot and I cannot wait for the next book in the Vegas Heat Series.

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Believe by Zoe Danielle

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Believe by Zoe Danielle

Believe follows the story of Kate, whose marriage unexpectedly comes to an end when her abusive husband leaves her. Although, it’s probably a good thing, it still knocks her to the ground.

Needing a fresh start, Kate asks for a transfer in her company and moves to the UK for a six month period. Hoping this will give her the time she needs to clear her head and mend her broken heart.

That’s when she meets Luke.

Luke Bennett is a sexy, dirty, arrogant and an extremely alluring police officer who is interested in getting to know Kate better. Kate’s friends convince her to use this brilliant opportunity as a ‘distraction’ which will help her take her mind from her failed marriage and divorce proceedings.

But a one night stand quickly turns into something more as Kate finds herself falling for Luke…

Advanced readers have described Believe as an addicting read which will make your heart race and mouth water.

This is my first book by this author and I was extremely honored to be asked to review this for her.

The story starts with Kate, and her husband, Dale. To be entirely blunt, Dale is a jerk. I had an ex named Dale so it was extremely easy for me to loathe him. The way he treated Kate made my blood boil. It really did. With that said, as much as it pained me to watch Kate experience his abuse, I felt the author did a really great job with the thoughts that Kate would be going through. I felt like I was right in the room with Kate after Dale was telling her how ugly and worthless she was.

I enjoyed seeing Kate take her remaining strength and go to the UK for work. I think when you’re really beaten down, there are still glimmers of fight and I admired Kate took the sliver insider her and ran with it.

When she finally meets Luke, its a bar and she’s out with her co-workers, who encourage her to just have a one night stand with him. But one night stands sometimes turn into multiple nights…

The chemistry between Luke and Kate was smoldering. I loved Kate’s character; many times we see her reflecting on how Luke treats her nothing like Dale did. How he respects her and is admiring. He isn’t just giving her lip service, he does show her with his actions. Obviously, their physical chemistry is intense. One thing I loved about Luke and Kate is how they managed to push each other, but it was never some insane thing. Yes, they also push the boundaries sexually, but its never into a land of crazy fetishes.

Let me clarify: nothing wrong with crazy fetishes, but I don’t think either of these characters would have really fit that mold. It would have been forced, so I admired the author for restraining them.

I don’t want to give more of the story away, because of spoilers. I really enjoyed this book. The only parts of it I didn’t necessarily like was the ending because it felt like too much happening all at once. For me, I wished the conflict of her divorce came up sooner. There are other conflicts but I just felt they were a bit rushed at the end. Again, its not something that would deter me from this book, but from my personal perspective, I would have liked it spread out a bit.

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