Sometimes you have to play dirty. So they say.
Playing dirty takes on a new meaning when I fall in the mud in front of way too hot Remy Martin and catch him staring at me. Hard.
No matter how hot his kisses are, I don’t need a man. Much less a hotshot firefighter to rescue me. But Remy’s got that whole tall, dark & protective thing going strong.
So strong, I can’t resist.
I’ve got a messy past. The last thing I need is to fall for someone. Certainly not Remy who makes me want to break every rule I wrote for myself.
I never thought a man who calls me sweetheart might be enough to hold my heart hostage. But then, I wasn’t prepared for Remy.
Rachel Garrett is strong, smart & feisty. She’s also got a stay-away-from-me vibe for the ages.
I’ve got more than enough reasons to avoid romance, but I never could resist a challenge. Rachel doesn’t need me. Or so I think.
The closer I get, the more I want her. The second I see past the surface to the vulnerability underneath, well, that’s it. I don’t care if Rachel doesn’t need me. I need her.
*This is a full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!
I was sent this book as an ARC copy for an honest review. This review may contain a few spoilers so readers beware!
This is the first book of J.H. Croix and the first one in the series that I have read. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Each book is a stand alone, but I can’t wait to go back and read the others.
Remy is a drool worthy firefighter. And come on ladies who doesn’t love a good ole Southern Breed firefighter? He is so sweet and such a gentleman and the way he deals with Rachel’s uncertainty is amazing. I love that he knew how to handle certain she feelings she had when they came up and didn’t just manhandle everything.
And speaking of Rachel. She is amazing. Strong, smart, funny, and a klutz. Makes you feel like you could actually be friends with her.
The strong line flowed perfectly and the characters all fit really well together. I also enjoyed how the author touched on domestic violence and how the victims feel like it was their fault and how it is a struggle to get past those feelings. That made me love this book even more.
Its an amazing read! You don’t want to miss out on this one!