Series: Hard N’ Dirty #2
intentions only pull me closer.
I must say I was excited with this intriguing storyline about the boxing community and the anticipation of a bada$$ heroine, which is a favorite of mine. All the elements are there; a renown boxing gym, a brother/sister combo who inherited the gym from their legendary trainer father, a tarnished former boxer making a comeback, and a sexy love story. Mateo as the former boxer was a sympathetic character and had some great qualities although he was a little too insecure for me in the beginning. Danny as the son trying to step into his father’s shoes was a dick most of the time. Julep as the daughter vacillated between strong and a doormat for her brother. A missed opportunity for a great heroine for me. There is an insta-lust connection between Julep and Mateo which moved fast and elevated to love. She’s his biggest supporter as he makes his comeback to save the gym. This does have this author’s trademark dirty love and steamy sex. Not quite as dark as her usual. I’m reluctant to say that this one fell short for me. I didn’t really feel the instant chemistry between the lovers and they moved really fast to sex when there were so many reasons not to go there. Satisfying ending. I do look forward to the next story from this fabulous author.
an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the
romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet
love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle
between dominance and submission.