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by Elle Kennedy
Released: Aug. 4, 2014
Series: After Hours #1
Published by Entangled Brazen
“Elle Kennedy shows that she can write some sexy-as-hell bad boys in the After Hours series.” ~ Under the Covers
I’ve read a lot of Elle Kennedy books and one thing is for sure: she knows how to write hot sex!
When Skylar finds herself at a club, she realizes she made a big mistake. It’s not the douche that she came with that’s right for her, it’s the stranger who can’t stop meeting her gaze from across the club. Drawn by their inexplicable attraction, Skylar does the unthinkable and flirts with him. Her directness surprises even her, but she discovers that she enjoys this newfound confidence with this man. Skylar wants to further explore the chemistry between them and won’t take no for an answer.
It’s no question that the heat is turned up all the way for this entire book. Kennedy excels at writing intensity hot sex scenes that seem to burn hotter with each page. But holding me back from fully submerging into this story was the fact that we never once got a reason why Skylar was so attracted to Gage when she first saw him. The instalust is strong. But since Skylar isn’t normally this confident or direct with most males, as she often confides in her friend, it takes the believability out of it a tiny bit. I would have love to get inside Skylar’s head to really understand what it is about Gage that got to her.
However, all in all, Elle Kennedy shows that she can write some sexy-as-hell bad boys in the After Hours series. Fans of Tessa Bailey should definitely check Kennedy out.
*ARC provided by publisher
He rummaged in his pocket for his e-cigarette, lifted his head—and froze.
His blue-eyed angel sat eight feet away. Slender body up on the wooden crate next to the staff door, chestnut-brown hair falling over one shoulder, dress riding up her thighs to reveal long, silky legs.
He sucked in a breath. Lord, she was even more appealing up close. Not beautiful in the Hollywood sense, but intriguingly attractive in a very real way. The enormous blue eyes were her best feature, and her mouth was just pouty enough to conjure up the image of plump lips wrapped around his dick.
Gage cleared his throat. “You shouldn’t be out here.”
She jumped at the sound of his voice, head swiveling and gaze flying to his. She instantly hopped off the crate, smoothing out the front of her dress as a frown creased her lips. “Why not?”
“A pretty girl all alone in an alley at midnight—I don’t think it needs much more explanation than that.” He inhaled a quick drag of the e-cigarette. The mint-flavored vapor was no substitute for a real smoke, and he wasn’t sure why he even bothered with it.
“I just needed some air.” Her voice was huskier than he’d imagined it would be. Sexier. “I’ll go back inside soon.”
Wait—she’d only come outside for air? And her date had been asking about prostitutes in her absence? Wow. Real stand-up guy.
“It’s so crowded in there,” she added.
“Nightclubs usually are,” he said dryly.
“Yeah, I guess they are. I’m not much of a clubber, but Mick wouldn’t take no for an answer. He said I haven’t lived until I’ve gone to Sin.” A sigh slipped out. “It’s our first date…”
Gage waited for her to continue. When she didn’t, he filled in the rest. “And you’re not at all into him.”
“Why do you say that?”
His gaze slid back to hers, slow and purposeful. “Because if you were, you wouldn’t have been eye-fucking me all night.”
Her breath hitched, cheeks growing the most appealing shade of pink.
He had to laugh. “Am I wrong?”
The denial he’d expected didn’t come. “No, you’re not wrong.”
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