Dane Coulter is mourning the loss of his best friend, fellow Special Ops buddy, Cody. Oh, Cody didn’t die. It’s worse. He’s getting married. Cody is, in Dane’s opinion, whipped.
Dane swears he will never suffer the same fate. But when he meets a woman who can take all his dominant loving and beg for more, he realizes he may have met his match. It’s a damn shame she’s the one woman in the world his man-code deems untouchable…his best friend’s sister.
I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.
This story is pretty short and while I don’t mind the format and I can see the author’s talent, the execution is lacking for me. It’s like the story should have been more detailed to better let the plot and characters work on us as readers.
Somehow, I feel like this story is more of an outline than the full fleshed-out story. You have detailed scenes, a good narration, but you don’t have the full impact of the evolution of the two main characters. You just follow the flow without actually feeling anything or truly believing in the true, deep attachment between Dane and Tina.
Things go way too fast and it’s not enough explained or showed to actually buy it.
Like many erotica stories, the emphasis is almost solely on the sex part and not enough on the emotions, the characterization and the plot.
But that doesn’t this story isn’t fun to read or boring! Far from it!
I enjoyed the few quips between the characters, the little games between Tina and Dane and even how Cody, Tina’s brother, behaved. Sometimes it’s a little overdone, but it’s still a nice “comic“ relief.
It’s a good erotica story if you’re only looking for something light with a few hot scenes. If you’re expecting something more, then you might be disappointed and wishing for more. In my opinion, this story could have been amazing if only longer and with characters more fleshed-out. Maybe I’m being picky, but I’m very character driven when I read.