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Focused and in control at all times. Most people think I’m a prick—and I’ll be the first to admit that’s probably true. But I’d rather be a take-no-s**t cop than the kind of man genetics says I should be. You break the law, you pay the price. I don’t give a damn if you’re the captain’s daughter or the Queen of friggin’ England.
I have no patience for the cocky men my father oversees. Or maybe it’s just Sergeant Hardass who gets under my skin. Not only is he sexy as sin, he refuses to cut me a break. And now I have to work with the arrogant jerk.
I shouldn’t want him, but a secret part of me craves his unforgiving edge. He could give me everything I need, but, first, I have to break down his walls.
I have to make him bend.
This is a light, sexy and fun story. Trent is a cop who enjoys taunting Kinsey, his boss's daughter. Trent is continually stopping Kinsey while she is driving, just because he can and there is usually a lot of verbal sparring between them. One night they give into temptation and have a night of hot sex and they are surprised to discover, they want more than just one night.
Kinsey is the manager of a high end lingerie store. There are some unexplained thefts taking place in the store and Trent helps Kinsey try to figure out what is going on. Trent is a cocky, confident guy but doesn't think he is good enough for Kinsey. Kinsey is the best thing that ever happened to him. What he doesn't realize, is he is also the best thing that has ever happened to her. After a while, he finds it impossible to keep his distance from Kinsey. I liked this story, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters and at times, I found the dialogue confusing.
Fun and Steamy Enemies to Lovers Romance!
What a fun and steamy read! Bend is a great mix of angst, humor, and of course sexy times! I love the enemies to lovers trope and Trent and Kinsey did not disappoint with their awesome chemistry.
Both characters have their faults, but I loved that each tried to do their best (however misguided) to protect the ones they love and themselves. The vulnerability they both eventually showed to the other only made their relationship sexier to me and I really liked that Kinsey especially spoke her mind and called Trent out on his behavior. Learning his backstory was definitely heartbreaking, but I loved how it brought the characters and story full circle. Kinsey's relationship with her father was also a great addition. It was very sweet while providing some lightheartedness and humor to the story, especially his unannounced visit at the end ;)
I did find the theft/police story line a little hard to follow, but that's probably because I was excited to get back to Trent and Kinsey. It helped bring our main characters together though, so I understand the role it played in the story. The epilogue was perfect and this was a great start to the series. I'm excited to read more about Trent's brothers and his co-workers, Will and Dez, and look forward to more Vegas stories.
*I voluntarily read a free an advance reader copy of this book. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley*
Oh.my.GOD!! If you haven't read a Molly McLain book yet, NOW is the time to start. Trent. He is a complex guy. He wants to run from his past, but lets it seep into his present and future plans. Kinsey is a sweetheart. She's a strong, scared girl. She wants things, but doesn't know how to get them until Trent bursts into the scene. She wants to get out from being Daddy's girl.
This book has so many feels. I laughed, I cried, I got squirmy when the sexual tension was so electric, it steamed up my e-reader. The sexy times were beautifully down and dirty.
HIGHLY recommended STANDALONE!!