Series: Filthy Dirty Love #1
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone novel by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.
Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her.
Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.
Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.
Wow. This book should come with a warning label. Or maybe some fans at the point of purchase. Because it’s so hot! Once again, Ms. Kennedy knocks this one out of the park with a really fantastic story, very great characters, and sizzling hot chemistry.
Two strangers, one unforgettable sexual encounter. One year later that attraction is still as potent as ever, but the stakes are very high this time as both their jobs and reputations could be on the line if things went sideways between them. Soon, sex only is not enough and Joss wants more, but Maddox never made her any promises and walking away is the only way to avoid getting her heart broken.
The connection between Joss and Maddox was explosive and breath-stealing and I expected a lot of drama and angst from this story but there was very little. Both Joss and Maddox were very mature about the way they handled their relationship and communicated their needs to each other, which I loved. They were also genuine and really likable. Maddox is the stuff of daydreams, hot as sin and also a really nice guy, well-liked and respected by many. Joss is a really great character, down to earth, easygoing but also very independent. I really liked that they were both honest about what they wanted and not afraid to walk away or reach out for more when what they had was no longer enough.
Their growth both individually and as a couple was really fun to watch and that epilogue was too cute for words. I loved everything about this book and I’m really excited about the rest of the series. If you are looking for a spicy hot read, then this is one place to start.