Raw, emotional, and steamy, this was another excellent addition to a series that has been STELLAR so far. We knew very little about Keith’s story going in, and this gruff, protective hero was more broken than anticipated – but also so in need of some love in his life. He’s wholly unprepared for the whirlwind that is Maia, and they made for an intense, engaging couple who wasted no time falling for each other. But what happens when you meet the right person, and you still haven’t dealt with the demons that haunt you? That’s the question at the center of this love story, and what makes it such a compelling, multi-faceted romance.
The story follows Keith, the drummer for Wild Minds, the rock band we’ve gotten to know throughout the series. Prior to this, we’ve only caught a few glimpses of his personality, and there’s a very good reason for that – he closed off a large part of himself after the death of his high school sweetheart (some triggers in that storyline). When Maia comes crashing into his life – literally – she catches Keith off-guard in the best of ways. Falling for the too young, too innocent, too sassy girl is one of the easiest things Keith has ever done, but he hasn’t let go of his past – and that’s a problem.
In some ways, this feels like your typical rock star romance – Keith is older (27 to Maia’s 20), experienced, jaded, and broken – but there’s a lot more too it than that. They are perfect complements to each other, and they’re both just damaged enough to understand what makes their partner tick. I loved the build in intimacy, and while this feels like instalove in some ways, it’s also a love that doesn’t come easy. The chemistry between Keith and Maia crackles, with some seriously steamy scenes and a few intimate moments that were just great to read. I also loved how hard Keith fights to keep Maia in his life – he knows he’s got a once-in-a-lifetime woman in front of him, and he has no plans to let her go. It’s angsty, emotional, tense, and SEXY, with the kind of storyline that keeps you turning the pages. And that epilogue? Oh man, I am SO curious to see where this series goes next.
Our band’s stunning, untouched new assistant was completely off-limits. But that didn’t stop me.
A car crash. A fake story at the hospital.
She warned me when I dragged her from the nightmare that was her life that she could very well destroy mine.
I didn’t listen. I didn’t care.
My Pandora. A goddess amongst mortals who opened a jar and obliterated my world with her beautiful evils.
Because from the moment I saw her, I knew she had to be mine. Consequences be damned.
In a life where getting by is barely a thing, I didn’t expect much.
Until I crashed into him. Literally.
Keith Dawson is a god amongst mortals. A Rockstar I’ve drooled over for longer than I can remember.
And now the hero of my darkest tales.
But a god this powerful always has a fatal flaw. Turns out, she died a long time ago. And there is no living up to that, right?
So where does that leave us? Well, that’s where this story starts to get interesting.
Meet the sexy alpha drummer of Wild Minds and the sassy woman who knocks him to his knees in this steamy romance filled with fiery chemistry, delicious banter, and ALL the feels you crave.
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This series has evolved a little bit over time, and that’s why I recommend that you actually start with book two (Love to Hate Her). Books two and three were originally a standalone duet, but the hero’s brother became a huge part of that story, so the author ended up writing his book (Crazy to Love You), and developed this into a series. I personally have not read Reckless to Love You yet (which is crazy, I need to do so!), but I do know that the heroine from that book made minor appearances in Crazy to Love You and Love to Tempt You.
You still with me? lol, good! Because all of the books that I have read from this series have been EXCELLENT. Essentially, Reckless to Love You will read as a standalone – and Love to Tempt You will too. However, the other three books should really be read in order. I’ve got links to my reviews for all three below if you’re interested.
Reckless to Love You
Love to Tempt You
Coming in June!
Promise to Love You
We got our first peek at the couple that will be featured in Promise to Love You at the end of Love to Tempt You, and my hands basically flew to my mouth while I let out an “Oh sh******t!”
So, yeah, it should be a good time.
About the Author:
J. Saman is a USA Today bestselling author who is addicted to Diet Coke, sour candy, and indie rock. She swears way too much (especially after a glass of wine) and has a penchant for sarcasm (or so her husband and children like to tell her).
She’s an admitted lover of second chance romances, love triangles, and the perfect amount of angst. She is best known for writing contemporary romance filled with smart, strong women, and sexy alphas who have a softer side – especially for their women.
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