Spanked by the Bad Boy
London Saint James
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As the personal assistant to the owner of one of the top engineering firms in Denver, Tiffany Brooks has worked hard at maintaining a professional façade, intent on ridding herself of terrible habits—like her attraction to bad boys. But when the owner of DC Construction rides his chopper into her world two years after their one-time anonymous sexual encounter, everything turns upside down.
Declan Cage is the type of guy who makes a lasting impression, especially with women, yet the gorgeous assistant at Stoub Engineering never remembers his name—or does she? Intrigued by her game, her sexier than sin body, and an infuriating prissy attitude, Ms. Brooks is begging to be taken into hand, and he’s the man to do it.
Armed with the knowledge Declan doesn’t recognize her, will Tiffany give in to her desire for him yet again, or will her past come back to haunt them both and ruin their chance at something real?
Erotic romance with a tortured heroine and a very patient, sexy hero
*Deep breath* Oh man…What sounded like a feel good, angst-free story was anything but. But first, don’t mistake this book for a BDSM story or even kinky. Yes, there was a bit of spanking, and the heroine liked it a little rough, and that was it. Other than that, it seemed pretty vanilla to me. At first, I thought this couple would dance around their attraction only to give in until feelings of more surfaced, and they’d have to decide whether they both wanted more than just sexy romps. While they did have that, Tiffany was a very troubled heroine, no thanks to her childhood.
Tiffany (26) first came across as a sassy, fly by the seat of her pants kind of woman. She owned her sexuality. She knew what she liked but finding the right man to have it with seemed to elude her. The more we got inside her head, it turned out she had a whole slew of issues (and I don’t mean that in a mEan way). I felt badly for her, I really did. The type of abuse she’d suffered at the hands of her sick stepfather, the betrayal by her ex-boyfriend, and her quest to do better for herself by staying clear of bad boy types and looking for sophistication in a suit resulted in a bit of narrow-mindedness. Particularly heartbreaking were the instances of kindness from Declan only for her to reveal she’d never been on the receiving end of niceties. Men generally just used her and discarded her.
Declan (31) was sweet, dominating, caring, sexy, and he actually managed to see through her defense mechanisms. I loved the times she tried to deflect from painful conversations with seduction only for him to turn her down without letting her feel rejected. He was pushy in a cocky, confident sort of way to get her to open up to him, but he could also take a back seat and just be there for her when she needed him.
There were a few surprises that I didn’t really see coming: the secret she’d been keeping from him about a Halloween party two years prior, and Declan’s own family background. I thought those were pretty good twists to weave into this story considering Tiffany’s hangups. The suspense part wasn’t really a surprise. I figured that out right away. Despite the predictability, I’m glad it was added to give Tiffany a chance to fight back and put her ghosts to rest.
The sex scenes were beyond hot! They didn’t overshadow the story, and they weren’t quick romps either. If Declan’s moves don’t melt your panties off…phew! I wouldn’t mind reading about Declan’s brother, Ryker. If he’s anything like his brother, then buckle up.
*Complimentary copy provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review.
- Category: Erotica
- Published: Nov 04, 2014
- Publisher: Decadent Publishing
- Seller: Decadent Publishing Company
- Print Length: 200 Pages
- Language: English