One thing that Vi Keeland seems to do with ease is create sexy, over-confident alpha males that I’d probably want to throat-chop in real life, but that are so completely loveable on the page. Hunter is the quintessential alpha male. He’s hot (and he knows it), he’s foul-mouthed (in a dirty, rough sex kind of way), he goes after what he wants (in this case Natalia) with a single-minded purpose that would be scary if it wasn’t so completely over-the-top sexy, and when he does fall in love, he falls HARD. Like, drunk elephant falling off a tightrope HARD. I love that he has a decent reason for being a bit of a commitment-phobe, too. He’s not just a jerk who is afraid to settle down. (I won’t give anything away. If you want to know Hunter’s reasons for only wanting sex, not love...well, you’ll just have to read the book. Trust me. It’s worth it.)
Natalia is a great heroine. She’s feisty and smart. She’s made some mistakes in relationships in the past, so she’s not quick to fall on her back with her legs up in the air, even under a near-constant onslaught of Hunter’s yummy, sexy, hotness. I loved her scenes with her step-daughter, Izzy, too. It was a pleasure reading about their mother-daughter bonding. If Izzy ever gets a story of her own, I’d 1-click the crap out of it. (Although I hope Yakshit isn’t her HEA, just because I’m not sure I can read that name during a sex scene and not giggle)
Aside from great characters, a few other things you can count on in a Vi Keeland book are: 1) hot sex scenes, 2) simmering sexual tension, 3) comedy befitting all the best romantic comedies you’ve ever read/seen, and 4) hilarious dialogue that has a nice, snappy flow to it. All that stuff was present in this book. No surprise. I also loved that parts of the story were told from Hunter’s POV. You just don’t get enough stories from the male POV in romance (in my humble opinion).
So, long-story-short, you NEED to read this book. Hell, you NEED to read all of Vi Keeland’s books. You won’t regret it. Start reading and then report back to me so we can discuss.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
No rehab needed. This one’s clean and sober.
Other reading suggestions
You can safely read anything with Vi Keeland’s name on it. In fact, she’s one of our 1-click wonder authors. My all-time favorite, though, has got to be Egomaniac. You can check out our 5-star review here.