Book 2, Sexy Flirty Dirty
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A sexy, laugh out loud standalone romance from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente!
When you’ve been screwed over by Mr. Wrong, let a Spectacular Rascal show you how good it feels to be bad.
You know the smooth, successful New York businessman type? Well, I'm the other guy—the one you don’t bring home to mama. The tattooed, rough-around-the-edges, 100% primal badass.
As the resident bad boy of Magnificent Bastard Consulting, I’ve got what it takes to make sure your dangerous dick of an ex thinks twice before he knocks on your door again.
Or I thought I did, until I meet my latest client…
Now my wild, sexy, one-that-got-away is looking up at me with her big green eyes, daring me to take on an ex as dick-ish and dangerous as hers. But all I want to do is take her—again and again.
Soon Cat and I are setting sex marathon records and medaling in the orgasm Olympics, all while staying one step ahead of her former Mr. Wrong. Everything is golden, except for the fact that I’m falling hard for this woman and all she wants is more of Curved for her Pleasure (trust me, the nickname fits).
Now I have to prove to Cat that I’m nothing like the dangerous man she’s left behind, and do it all before our time runs out. Considering her ex is with the mob, if we’re not careful, that could be sooner than either one of us thinks…
Warning: SPECTACULAR RASCAL is a sexy, standalone romantic comedy told from the hero’s point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of dirty talk.
Hello You Rascal
Lili Valente is a brilliant story teller and once again she has shined and outdone herself in Spectacular Rascal. She pulls you in from the very first word to the very last. As a reader you feel the highs and lows of each character because you feel as if you are that character. I LOVED the humor, sexiness, and sweetness of Aiden and Cat's relationship. Aiden the sexy, tattooed, hottie may have the look of a tough bad boy, but really he is anything but. Eleven years ago he chose his career over a chance with Cat. Aiden and Cat were teammates of the Dashers. They became the best of friends, a friendship that bloomed through secret notes and texts. Cat always held a torch for Aiden, two years her senior, but never acted upon it until the night before he left to study the art of tattooing. Cat wanted Aiden to be her first, someone she trusted and leaned on during the good and bad. However Aiden chose to leave, but always wondered what could have been.
Fast forward 11 years. What a surprise it was for Aiden to find that the girl he thought about often, his once best friend, turns out to be his next client. Ready to end their contract before it even began because of their past, Aiden finds himself stuck in limbo when he learns that Cat's ex is part of the mob and he is willing to do whatever needs to be done to get Cat back. Done deal! He can't let her down. So Aiden does everything in his power to protect and keep her safe, while making sure her ex knows that Cat has moved on. The more time Cat and Aiden spend together, the deeper they start to fall for each other. Although danger lurks all around, Aiden and Cat tune out the world and enjoy each others bodies, experiencing some mind blowing sex. Soon Aiden questions if maybe just maybe the girl he let get away 11 years ago just might be his match in heaven. Will Aiden and Cat have their second chance in love? Can AIden keep Cat safe and out of the arms of her stalking, crazy mobster ex?
What I really enjoyed were the flashback notes and texts between Cat and Aiden. They were flirty, cute, sincere, therapeutic and filled with lots of banter and humor. I also loved that the story was written in Aiden's POV, and the hysterical rituals of the Dashers. Thank you Lili Valente for writing one of my top reads for the summer.
Love this story!
Lili Valente has outdone herself! Magnificent Bastard is such a great book that I went into Spectacular Rascal thinking it would pale in comparison. I was so wrong!
Spectacular Rascal is Aidan’s story. It starts off with him streaking in the park so I knew immediately I was going to like him. He gets a big surprise when he walks in to meet his new client and discovers she is the girl he knows as ‘polka dot panties’.
I loved the wit and humor in this book. I always enjoy a good second-chance romance and one that includes a tattooed hero who is standing up to the girl’s psycho ex makes it even better. If you’re into tattoos and dirty talk, you should definitely give this book a try.
Spectacularly Fun and Sexy
My introduction to Lili Valente was "Magnificent Bastard," the first book in this series. And what an introduction it was! The premise of the series is clever, and the dynamic and dialogue between the characters was witty and original, so I couldn’t wait to see what was in store with book two: "Spectacular Rascal."
Aiden Knight is best friend to Sebastian (Bash) Prince, aka Magnificent Bastard. MB Consulting is dedicated to axiom “don’t get mad, get even.” Bash convinces his tattoo artist friend Aiden that joining MBC is not only a great way to help him raise the funds to open his second studio, but it’s also good for the soul.
Armed with the moniker Spectacular Rascal, Aiden accepts the latest MBC client, Beth Jones, a woman whose “ex” doesn’t seem to understand that no means no. It seems like it’s going to require not only Aiden’s brains and good looks, but his tatted-up bad boy brawn as well to convince her mobster get-a-clue-ex that it’s time to move along. The plan is in place, but the stakes ramp up when Aiden realizes that Beth Jones is really Catherine (Cat) Jones, the woman he walked away from after college eleven years ago. Gone, but never forgotten.
I’m giving nothing away here. You HAVE to experience Curved and Panties (Aiden and Cat) for yourself. Their banter is facetious and witty, clever and sharp. I loved every sarcastic, sensitive, sexy minute of it. But "Spectacular Rascal" goes beyond just a romantic comedy. The characters have depth. There’s something touching and compelling about their connection, and I found my chuckles accompanied by a sniffle or two more than once.
A spectacular summer escape. Grab your e-reader and head to the pool, but don’t forget the lemonade. You’re gonna need something to cool you off from all the dirty talk. Aiden really is a rascal. Honesly, I'm going to miss these guys. Maybe the author can be convinced to give us a follow-up story just for fun...