What Brooke Read
Hello again and happy Friday!
I have three reads for you to wrap up this week. My days are always so busy that I'm glad I can read in the evenings while I work. I will be diving into Aiko's edits tomorrow morning, so I will be invisible until that is all packaged up and ready for release.
So, let's kick this off.
The first book I have for you is Cockloft by K.C. Lynn. Fire fighter, girly girl, and one hot and frustrating encounter made this story truly enjoyable! I had a difficult time putting this down.
A firefighter term used as a structural space above ceiling and below rafters, often connecting adjacent occupancies and permitting fire to spread laterally, often unseen.
Gabriel Martinez is the most arrogant and infuriating man I’ve ever met. He has a knee-weakening smirk that makes me want to kiss—no—slap it off his rude, sexy face. Judging by his ego, you’d think the hose in his pants is as big as the one on his fire truck. Not that I know anything about that nor do I want to. Nope, not at all. He’s already been forgotten like last season’s Michael Kors.
CeCe Kensington is as pretentious and spoiled as they come. The ridiculous purses she shoulders around are as big as her attitude. And don’t get me started on her mile-long legs or full, glossy lips that are meant to be wrapped around a guy’s… If she only knew the dirty things I think about doing to that sassy mouth of hers, she'd be hightailing it back to her side of town.
When the beautiful boutique owner and sexy firefighter meet in the most unlikely situation, their two worlds collide, creating an explosion of misperceptions and combustible heat, trapping them in a fire they never saw coming.
The next book is Downshift by Winter Travers. This story had a great thought process to it, but there were just a few things that hung me up. I enjoyed the overall story but the repetition of some words and the fact that everything seemed to revolve around eating, it pushed the story down to a 3.5 star read for me. I enjoyed the character dynamics and would love to see what comes next.
Luke Jensen lived on the wrong side of the tracks all his life, but that never stopped him from realizing his dream and making it a reality. Now, the King of the Street Racing scene, he finally has everything he wants and he won’t let anyone take it away from him.
Violet Barnes lived a sheltered life growing up, never fitting in except in the books that she loved. After losing her parents, she forges forward, creating her own little world, content in being alone.
When Violet stumbles into Luke’s shop, sparks fly but neither can let go of the hard lessons they learned growing up.
Will Violet give Luke a chance to prove he’s not just another gear head? Or will Luke write Violet off before they even have a chance to see that they both need to let go of their past, and focus on the future?
The last book I have is Chasing Fate by Charisse Spiers. This is a hot book, filled with sinful nights and an interesting chemistry between the characters. I'm not completely finished with it yet, but it doesn't mean I'm not having a difficult time putting it down.
My boots aren’t made for walkin’ they’re made to run . . .
Most like to call me emotionally absent. I’d like to think I’m just smart. Heartache is something I won’t have twice. Burn me once, shame on you, but burn me twice, shame on me. Love destroys a person. I decided early on emotional attachments were something I needed to steer clear of. Hookin’ up—that’s something I can do.
I was raised by the toughest, the emotionally shut off. I was raised by cowboys. Ranch hands and Daddy taught me everything I know.
Since I was old enough to walk I’ve been one of the boys. I can rope and ride with the best of ‘em. I know how to work by the sweat of my brow. I’ve been drinking grown men under the table since I was sixteen. I can flirt my way into a man’s bed with ease. And I push away like a pro. But let him look at me the way he does and nothing makes sense.
Fisher Austin—the college quarterback I met at a Halloween frat party. He tried to kiss me. Football players are off limits. My own personal rule. But every turn he’s there. Mutual friends make staying away difficult. He makes me question things. And that’s something I hate.
Finals week—home free. Three weeks. Daddy’s ranch. A summer that would change everything.
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