Published by Macmillan on 2014-10-20
Genres: Erotic Romance, Erotica
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
He’ll show this good girl the thrill of being bad…
Good girl Melody Merritt is ready to be bad. Fresh out of an unsatisfying ten-year engagement to the town golden boy, she’s determined to make up for lost time. And who better to burn her sterling reputation to the ground than Bluelick’s sinfully sexy new fire chief whose wicked gaze promises complete and utter domination? Yes, please.
Corrupting the prim and proper Little Miss Bluelick is the most action Josh Bradley’s seen since he transferred from Cincinnati to fast-track his career. He won’t let anything or anyone—not even the delectable Melody Merritt—trap him in this Kentucky-fried Mayberry, but when their searing chemistry yields an unexpected result, he realizes he’s started a blaze that's completely beyond his control…
FTC : This book was given to me by the publicist for a fair and honest review.
Samanthe Beck writes very hot books. I knew this before picking this story up and this was 274 pages of pure, unadulterated heat which I recommend for anyone who enjoys their erotic romance extra spicy. It was a read that was both easy and fun and I will be reading more of her work.
The romance between Josh and Melody starts off with sex (pretty much from chapter one) and the romance develops later. I t felt like it started later than it should, that I had missed the cute meeting that I enjoy so much. It did make me a little sad but there was many other things to like about the book. As I mentioned before, the sex scenes are amazingly hot and I was incredibly impressed with them. I enjoyed the inventiveness, the dynamics between the characters and the overall ebb and flow of these scenes. My only issue is that there was so much time spent on them, I felt the romance between Josh and Melody suffered slightly. I believed in the lust (boy, did they have chemistry) but I’m not sure I believed in the love.
Josh and Melody were both interesting characters to read about. I liked Melody and her reluctance to let a failed romance get in her way. I enjoyed the fact that she didn’t blame herself for it, that she didn’t let it cloud her views on all men. It was a nice change of pace to not have that kind of romantic baggage in a contemporary. Josh was, I’ll be honest, a bit of a douche. I understood his views on the relationship, even admired the fact that he was willing to make the choice of dream career over romance, but he didn’t have to be an arsehole about it. I thought he could have dealt with it better, could have been more sensitive to the feelings of his partner but nope, he was an arse. There were parts when he didn’t over think, when he was a lovely man who was sexy (dirty talker alert!), funny and charming… then the lizard brain switched on and he went into flight mode….
The secondary suspense story-line was well developed and interesting but again it took pages away from the romance. I really enjoyed playing who-dunnit throughout the story, and I actually didn’t guess who the bad guy was, so it did add another layer to the book if not the romance.
Overall, I did enjoy this book. It is something I recommend to fans of Erotica or Erotica romance addicts who like their reads to have more sex than romance. This author is definitely one I’ll read again.