Series: Boosted Hearts #2
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: July 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy Online: Amazon ♥ Barnes & Noble ♥ Kobo
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
He never planned on falling for the enemy…
Indebted to a local crime boss thanks to their father’s gambling debts, mechanic Joe Colton and his brother have been forced to steal cars for three soul-killing years. But when Joe saves the man’s niece from police – the same deliciously hot-blooded woman sabotaging their efforts to clear the debt – it’s time to negotiate new terms. And discover why, that one night, she burned him with a kiss then ran…
Darcey Connors will do anything to get her baby brother away from the criminals in her family – even screw up a good man’s life. Yet in the midst of tailing Joe, she somehow falls hard for the sexy tattooed car thief. Nothing can happen between them, but she owes him big time, and if he’s going it alone, she is going to help. As long as no one ever finds out – not Joe, her family, the police – or she could lose everything.
Ms. Gray has become an author whose work I automatically read since I enjoyed her Axle Alley Viper series and she sure knows how to crank up the heat on a sexy romance, while still giving you a story that will capture your heart.
Of all the women to have the hots for, Joe Colton can’t believe it’s the one who sabotaged him, but he can’t stop thinking about her. Darcey is trying to pay Joe back by helping him even though she knows she will be in a world of hurt if caught, but somehow she’s gone from wanting to help to wanting him for herself. Joe is just the kind of dependable man she needs in her life but there is too much at stake for this to be more than a passing fling. How can two people with so many secrets fight to keep the best thing that has ever happened to them in the face of the threat from a crime family?
There is so much to love about this book. It’s sweet, funny, sexy and at times heartbreaking. Darcey brought a tear to my eyes with her determination to do right by her little brother and sometimes her desperation broke my heart, but she was strong and relentless against the odds she was facing. Joe was perfect for her in every way and I enjoyed both of them. The banter between them was so much fun to read and even the push and pull they had going on fit the whole story.
Joe lived up to his reputation as a funny guy, but in a good way. You’ve gotta love a guy that can lighten up any situation with humor. He really was a sweet guy underneath the ink and I loved the way he was so passionate about Darcey.
This was a lot of fun to read and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.