Release date: May 21st 2012
On leave for Thanksgiving, the last thing marine lieutenant Talia Barnett expects to find is Liam Brodie waiting for her at the airport. He’s had a starring role in her fantasies for the past two years, and although she’d love to make them a reality, she has a dark secret that prevents her from taking things further.
A former marine, Liam’s specialty is planning tactical operations, and that’s just what he plans to do to win Talia. The woman has kept him at arm’s length for too long, and this time he’s finally going to claim her—body and heart.
What begins as comfort quickly turns hot. When Liam shows Talia a hint of the dominant nature inside him, the submissive part of her flares to life. Though she desires him, she’s going back on deployment and doesn’t want to dump all her drama on him. Will he find a way to break through the protective walls around her heart and convince her they have a future that goes far beyond the bedroom?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
I cannot count this book as part of a series, but Liam was a character introduced during a ménage on another book from this same author. I liked him from that book, but I expected more from him in this relationship and in a way is partly Talia’s fault because I didn’t felt connected with during this short book.
I read ravishing reviews on the blogosphere about this book, but honestly the erotica part was kinda vanilla to me and the BDSM everyone was talking about was not to sexy. Liam wanted a women, but he let her escape several times during years and is mostly his fault. Talia has issues from her mother and also tries to put everyone away so not to get hurt when her relationships fail.
I just didn’t like this couple together and expected a hotter book from Liam, even if not with ménage but he could be more alpha in bed and Talia should accept more hardness from him. The book is short but good, but I prefer her first one.
#1 – No Holds Barred
#2 – Let Me In