Series: Bad Boys of Retribution MC #2
Author: Rie Warren
Genre: Contemp Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Bonafide pussy magnet. Kinky Kaid I wanna get laid. Yeah, I’ve been called that shit and more. It comes with the territory. See, I’m a male stripper. I shake my moneymaker so I can pay the bills and take care of my people.
I’m also a hardcore, hell-bent biker dude, the newest prospect at Retribution MC. Probie 2.0, and they can never find out how I earn my living. Women love me. They toss their panties at me. They push hundred dollar bills into my G-string. I’m down and dirty and the honeys dig it. All but one.
There’s this girl, Sadie. She’s beautiful and funny and kickass with some major ink. I’d never make a move on her because she’s my best friend.
Best friend? Bullshit. Kinkaid treats me like I’m his kid sister. I’m the hell-raiser, the tomboy dirt biker, his late night call but never like that. He thinks he’s safe from me. I’m going to prove him wrong. I’ll make him see me as a woman one way or the other.
When I find out what Kinkaid’s been hiding there’s hell to pay. Except then he gives me a lap dance. A hot, wicked, panty-melting lap dance. A lap dance that unleashes our intense desire, fresh jealousy, distrust and anger.
Everything changes after that, and not for the better. I love him. I hate him. I can’t lose him. Sometimes I can’t stand him. He’s hot as sin on a sultry lowcountry night, and he’s still my best friend.
I don’t know if he’s man enough to give me what I need.
If you decide to read this book, here's a piece of advice: make sure you read the first book in the series (Hunter, it's listed below), because if you start with this book like I did, you might be confused as to who some of the side characters are and how everyone is connected.
What we have here are two people who have been best friends for 10 years. Kinkaid was raised by his grandfather after his dad rolled out, presumably before Kaid was born. Kaid's mom died when Kaid was a toddler, but Grampa Dean did an awesome job raising Kaid. Kaid has his hands in a couple of different places: as a prospect for the Retribution MC, and as "Kinky Kaid" when he's "performing" at The GQ Club. Kaid has been doing what he can to make sure neither the MC nor Sadie learn about his nighttime employment.
Sadie has long been crushing on Kaid, but he's only now beginning to acknowledge that his feelings for her just might be more than platonic. One thing I liked about this story is that it was Kaid who was worried about the possible fallout if they took their friendship to the next level and it didn't work. There were a couple of times in the story where I wanted to shake Kaid for being such a tool, but at the same time I could understand why he was hesitant to cross that line with Sadie.
Probably the one thing that took away from the story, for me, is the fact that there was hardly any talk or dealings in regard to the MC itself. We got to meet some of the members of the club, but there was no MC subplot to the story.
One of the best parts of the story is Grampa Dean. He is an absolute gem. And the story he told about the sponge bath? Classic! It caught me off guard and I'm sure I got some strange looks while I was at IHOP. There is one part that while I had an inkling what might happen, I was holding out hope that it wouldn't actually take place. But it did and it also helped pave the way for Kaid. There is a HEA for Kaid and Sadie, but it definitely wasn't a smooth road for them to get there. But overall, it's still a fun read, one that would be good read while you're out at the beach this summer.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavors include the Carolina Bad Boys, a fun, hot, and southern-sexy series.
A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.
You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website https://www.riewarren.com. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/Saritza_Hernandez.html