Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Review: Falling for the Enemy - Samanthe Beck
Salon owner Virginia Boca has declared herself celibate . . . at least until she wins the election for mayor of Bluelick, Kentucky. No hot men. No sex. And her plan to play the good girl might have worked—if the mysterious, hard-bodied stranger she’s seen around town hadn't pulled her from the street and saved her life. The least Ginny can do is offer her savior a free haircut.
But when an innocent haircut turns into hours of wickedly hot sex, former Navy SEAL Shaun Buchanan knows his plan to keep a low profile is shot. Especially once Ginny finds out he’s the current mayor's son. With her reputation and the election on the line, Ginny seems determined to keep their nightly sexcapades a secret, but Shaun’s not willing to stay in the shadows forever . . .
Private Pleasures Series:
Light Her Fire
Falling for the Enemy
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Falling for the Enemy is the third book in Samanthe Beck's Private Pleasures series and I enjoyed it just as much as the previous ones. Each of the books in this series have been fun, sexy romances with great characters and a fun small town setting and I've enjoyed every visit to Bluelick.
We met Ginny and Wolverine, AKA Shaun, in the previous book and I was looking forward to getting to know them better. Ginny is the town hairdresser and often underestimated because of that but she cares about Bluelick and it's residents, she spends a lot of time listening to their problems and complaints and has decided that it's time to do something about that by putting herself forward as a candidate for mayor. Shaun has only recently returned to the town he grew up in but has done his best to keep himself to himself and stay out of the public eye. He is the epitome of dark and mysterious and the chemistry between him and Ginny is irresistible. The one slight problem is that his father is the current mayor and Ginny's main opponent for the position. Ginny is scared to do anything to risk her chance of winning and the last thing she needs is a town scandal where she is caught dating her enemy's son but can she resist Shaun's charms?
I really liked both of these characters, they know exactly what they want and are willing to fight to get it. I did find myself slightly annoyed with Ginny for the way she was constantly telling Shaun that they had to keep their affair a secret and was then complaining to herself that he never stayed the night but I was having so much fun reading the story that I was able to ignore my irritation. They fit really well together as a couple and I enjoyed seeing Shaun worm his way into her affections. The one thing that could have made me enjoy the story more would have been Ginny making more of a stand and telling the rest of the town that she loved Shaun and was going to date him no matter what they thought of their relationship. I did love the way Shaun stood by her though and he certainly makes enough effort to win over anyone!
Falling for the Enemy is a steamy read that I thoroughly enjoyed and would happily recommend to contemporary romance fans. Although this book would work as a stand alone all three stories have been great so I would suggest buying them all and reading them in order so you can get to know each of the couples.
Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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