Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Playboys in Love #2
Published by Entangled Publishing on January 30th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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People call me Ruthless for a reason.
Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman's panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.
Until I met her.
She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.
My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.
But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned. It’s time to take what I want and show her how damn good it feels...to be ruthless.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Holy hotness overload, Batman! In the mood for an office/boss/employee romance? Check out this book. In the mood for some kinky loving? Check out this book. Or perhaps you want crazy hot chemistry and fabulous banter? Yes, Ruthless has that too. It’s safe to say I freaking loved this book.
Roman is an attorney by day, but when he needs to blow off some steam his Ruthless stripper persona comes out to play. And he particularly enjoys playing in threesomes but every woman is just a play thing as he doesn’t believe in HEA’s for guys like himself.
Addison is a young attorney and one tough bitch. With practically no filter and an I’ll-get-anything-I-want attitude towards everything in life, she takes one look at sexy Roman and decides to go for it. She was even more determined when her best friend told her he simply wouldn’t go there with her because they are now in the same friend circle. Did you see that “Challenge accepted” meme? Well, that pretty much describes Addison and Roman alike.
Roman still can’t believe he lost control like that with Addison. Good thing they don’t have to cross paths every day as he’s still thinking about her weeks later. His luck won’t last too long, though, when the new addition to his firm is no other than Addison.
I enjoyed immensely both main characters, they had strong personalities, no tolerance for bullshit and they went for what they wanted. Addison was bold, brass at times, but still always true to herself. Her confidence in every setting was quite inspiring, but at the same time, she could be tender and vulnerable.
Roman was hotter than hell, with all his cockiness (figuratively and literally) extra bossyness and when his possessiveness came out play… yum. At the same time the whole Ruthless/Roman differentiation, I think was on this side of too much–bordering on multiple personality disorder. I’m not saying this didn’t work for me, but maybe if it had been a wee bit less pronounced it wouldn’t have bugged me at all. Besides this, Roman’s total inability to reflect on his own feelings drove me close to physical violence against my poor unsuspecting kindle. (Let it be noted, no Kindles were harmed in the reading of this book).
I have to give it to Ms. Maxwell though, I’m not fond of recreational ménage in my romance but in this instance, it was excellently done. It actually didn’t bother me at all and I really liked how she handled Roman’s gradual change of heart about the subject.
Extremely hot, Ruthless was a sexy romance with a lot of kink, amazing chemistry and really good characters all around. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in this series.
Rating: 4 “Holy pierced c–roosters” Stars
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About Gina Maxwell:
Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.
When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.
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