Tuesday, January 31, 2017

RELEASE BLAST REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy

Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job...

Filthy Dirty Love #1
Stacey Kennedy
Releasing Jan 31st, 2017

Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone novel by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.

Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her. 

Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.

Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.

This isn't one of Stacey Kennedy's longer books, but she still manages to tell a fantastic story! What are the chances you could run into a one night stand again, marginal right? What if your one night stand is now your superior officer a year after you hooked up? So is the story for Joss, the hottest night of her life is now her boss. Will their interactions now be awkward, or is the heat between them still as hot as it was that one night?

I love Joss' character; despite the crappy way her ex broke up with her, she didn't wallow in sadness and despair, she instead followed through with her plans to become a police officer, without letting it be known her connections to certain higher-ups in the department.

Maddox is a police lieutenant who followed in his father's footsteps, although his father is now suffering from Alzheimer's and Maddox's mother left when he was just 4. That is what set the stage for Maddox's views on relationships, or in his case not getting into a relationship, since there's a chance the other person could just leave with no explanation.

Despite their agreement that they just be friends-with-benefits, Joss somehow managed to slip past Maddox's carefully constructed walls and while he wonders if they could have something more, he refuses to even entertain those thoughts. It's not until a very eye-opening visit with his father (during a more lucid moment) that Maddox's whole world is knocked off-kilter. Unfortunately, the news comes at the same time Joss realizes that she does want more in a relationship and knows that Maddox is dead set against relationships. Will they be able to move forward together?

This is just 14 chapters (and an epilogue), but we get plenty of story for Joss and Maddox. And the sexy times? Hot like ghost peppers roasting over an open flame. Maddox definitely excels at the dirty talk and backs up everything he says with action. I love how the book wrapped up, but the only thing I was left wondering about was Maddox's father. The secondary characters brought the right balance to the story, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next book will feature Maddox's best friend Grey, I have a feeling his book will be just as entertaining and sexy.

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets and Club Sin series. She writes deeply emotional romances about powerful men and the wild women who tame them. When she’s not writing sensual stories, she spends her time in southwestern Ontario with her real life hero, her husband, their two young children, and her other babies: a mini labradoodle named Jax and a chocolate labrador named Murphy. Stacey is a proud chocolate, television show, Urban Barn, and wine addict. She likes her heroes in her books like she likes her coffee . . . strong and hot!

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