Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Kellan James is unwinding at Score when he spots the last person he’d ever expect to find in his favorite bar. Sara Connelly—ER nurse, do-gooder, charitable crusader, and frequent pain in his ass. Both grew up privileged in swanky Southampton, but that’s where the similarities end. Kellan’s made it his mission to seek out life’s pleasures; Sara gains pleasure from lecturing him on his lifestyle. Kellan would never date someone like her. Ever.
But when Kellan discovers Sara’s been stood-up by an online date, something fierce and protective awakens inside of him. Typically, Kellan would enjoy teasing the jilted Sara, but something in her face sends him over to her table with a plan. He encourages her to take a walk on the wild side, one weekend of sin, no holds barred.
She accepts, but it quickly becomes apparent that one night isn’t enough. As the pull between them grows stronger, Kellan discovers it’s a very dangerous thing to say never.
Seducing the Boss
What I love about Entangled Brazen is that the books are short and to the point! So, I have been reading a LOT of them lately. This was my first Mari Carr book though! Yay for new authors!
Seducing the Boss starts with a bang (literally…). Sara is a nurse and Kellan is the hospital CEO. So, they have known each other for years. The opening scene is at a bar. Sara is waiting for her internet date and she gets stood up. Kellan uses the opportunity to make a deal with her: 1 weekend of crazy sex where they try out their fantasies. Sara counters that he must also accompany her to the hospital fundraiser gala as her date. The deal is made and they head to Kellan’s house for their weekend together.
After that, the book is fairly predictable. Lots of sex, someone catches some feeling, there is an issue, yada yada. Is that a bad thing? Not really. If you want a book with likable characters and hot sex, this is a good pick. Its fast and easy! If you are looking for something deeper, something more emotional, thought provoking, or profound, this probably isn’t your cup of tea. Overall, I enjoyed it! I love a light, fluffy read once in awhile!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: boss
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »of course! I haven’t read one of these Brazen books without one! « Hide Spoiler
Fool Me Once by Katee Robert, Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips, Defending Hayden by LP Dover…then you will probably like Seducing the Boss!
From Seducing the Boss:
“What the hell are you doing?”
He didn’t bother to reply. Instead, he shifted, twisting them until she was pushed against the door and caged between his arms. It was a dominant, I dare you to say no move. Something right out of an erotic romance novel.
It’s hot as shit.
She opened her mouth to repeat her question, but Kellan cut her off, his lips landing on hers in a hard kiss.
Sara was stunned, shocked…aroused.
“Say yes, Sara. Tell me you want this.” She’d never heard that tone in Kellan’s voice, determination laced with just a touch of desperation. It spoke to her.
She nodded, unable to reply. She was having trouble breathing.
Her acquiescence set him free. He pushed his knee between her legs, pressing against her heat as his lips took hers once more. His hands were tangled in her hair, his grip tight, sexy.
No man had ever taken such thorough and complete control of her. Yet Kellan had done it within seconds.
Sara reached for his shoulders, and for one brief moment, she considered shoving him away.
This is wrong? Right?
Then—fortunately—her brain engaged. Or maybe it disengaged. This was the single hottest kiss of her life. Why on earth would she stop?
Her tongue found his, and he groaned into her mouth, a hungry, almost feral sound. Passionate. The idea that she could make Kellan feel this way was heady, dizzying. Wonderful.
“Kellan,” she whispered when he pulled away briefly, granting them only a few seconds to suck in some much-needed air. She didn’t have a clue what she meant to say next, but he didn’t give her the chance to finish.
“You’re so fucking gorgeous, Sara.” Kellan bent his head and resumed the body-trembling, soul-shattering, earth-shaking kiss.
Before she could consider her actions, she began gyrating against his knee, thrusting almost subconsciously. She needed—wanted—so much more.
His fingers drifted from her hair to her face as his palms cupped her cheeks. He drew back a few inches until they were looking at each other. Neither of them spoke, yet Sara felt liked they said volumes. His expression mirrored her own feelings, and she took comfort in the knowledge that he was as blown away as she was.
“I…” Once again, she faltered.
What the hell am I supposed to say now?
She wanted him desperately, almost painfully. But this was Kellan, her cocky boss, her infuriating friend. She wasn’t supposed to want him. It was stupid to want him.
“Sara.” It was clear he didn’t intend to say more. He didn’t have to. Her name sounded like a prayer on his lips, and it sparked something inside of her, something animalistic and feral.
Oh, God. This is bad.
She grabbed his face and pulled him toward her, initiating the kiss as she thrust against his leg harder. Kellan was right. Two years was too fucking long.