Synopsis: A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
Temptation is a dish best served hot…
Event planner Daisy Robles can’t remember a time when celebrity restaurateur and celebrated playboy Brandon Montoya didn’t make her nuts. His infuriating arrogance, his hotness…his undeniable sexual energy. One night and whole lot of expensive tequila later, Daisy’s self-control is AWOL. And Brandon’s making her crazy in all the right ways.
When their tequila-fueled make-out session hits the tabloids, Brandon is furious. At least until he realizes his “relationship” with Daisy is his chance to get his ill mother to Los Angeles for treatment. All he has to do is convince Daisy to be his pretend fiancée for two weeks…
The deal? No sex and no falling in love. But all it takes is a little heat to find themselves in a deliciously compromising position…
While she hadn’t expected him to jump on her in the driveway, his continuing silence and physical distance made her wonder if he’d changed his mind. She stopped in the middle of the foyer after hearing the door close behind her. “So we should talk about what—”
He grabbed her left wrist and spun her around to face him. Then he grabbed her other wrist, making her drop her small clutch purse on the floor, and walked her backward until she was up against the front door, pinning her hands on each side of her head. “I think we’re done talking.”
He claimed her mouth in one long, brutal kiss, finally giving her the physical contact she’d been waiting for. She surrendered to him and their tongues dueled in a desperate dance to taste each other, feed on each other. Brandon moved his lips to her neck while his hands still pinned hers.
“God, I’ve thought about touching you like this for so long. So damn long.”
So had she. It wasn’t until he kissed her at the party that she’d realized just how long she’d been waiting. She was a starved woman who’d been tricking herself into thinking she wasn’t that hungry. His kiss blasted through any remnants of self-control, and she was ready to finally indulge in her cravings. “I want you, Brandon,” she confessed.
He lifted his head to look at her. “And I want you, Daisy. Necesito. You know that. I’m ready to take you, but I need to know for sure. I need to know you’re ready for this. Because if you’re not, I’ll let you go right now.”
The thought of Brandon not touching her again was inconceivable. She met his darkened eyes. “I’m sure. Make me yours, once and for all.”
It was the permission he needed. He let go of her wrists and encircled her with his arms. She threw hers around his neck and pulled him down for another consuming kiss. He groaned and it thrilled her to know that she had caused him to do that. Their passion became a hurricane of heated energy, and she was swept up in its vortex, hurtling toward a place of raw sexual need that she’d never experienced before. If this is what it meant to become lost in another person, then she didn’t want to ever be found.
“I’m going to go crazy if I don’t touch you, Daisy. Dejame tocarte.”
“Yes…touch me, please.”
Brandon dropped to his knees and lifted the hem of her cocktail dress, pushing it up around her waist. “Careful,” she whispered. “The dress is rented. I have to send it back tomorrow.”
He hooked a finger under the waistband of her black thong. “Is this rented too?”
In one swift move, he ripped the flimsy material off her body and spread her lips open.
A Bookaholic’s Fix Review:
This one starts off with Daisy and Brandon expressing their contempt for one another through witty banter one minute then after a few shots of tequila, they’re practically going at in the hallway outside the honeymoon suite. So, of course it sucked me in. Like my favorite Shakespearean couple, Benedick and Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, Daisy and Brandon aren’t your typical lovebirds. They try to hide their attraction by antagonizing one another, using their hostile demeanor to protect their hearts and/or careers. I honestly prefer to read stories like this; where the couples don’t start off fawning over each other but instead the relationship develops because they try to avoid a romantic entanglement. For me, the story feels more real because let’s face it, real relationships are as messy and complicated as they are wonderful.
The exploration of their attraction was only part of the story. The rest revolved around Daisy and Brandon’s relationships with their friends and family. I love it when an author takes the time to develop characters this way. How people act with friends and family really highlights facets of their personalities that may be overlooked otherwise. The way the author handled the platonic and familial relationships added depth to the characters and the story. They provided the background necessary to understand each character’s reservations about their growing relationship. And the information about their childhoods and parents gave crucial insight to how their pasts shaped who they are. The characters were so well defined, I felt like I knew them personally, which made me care about the outcome of their little drama.
Now, let’s talk about sex and all that entails. I felt the scenes were well written–from foreplay to completion–they worked, nothing felt forced or rushed and they fit the story well. I’d say they’d rate 4 out of 5 as far as intensity goes. Some crude language but it didn’t go so far that it cheapened the act. What I really liked about the sex was the way they joked around at times. Yeah, good sex is part of a healthy relationship but the way the banter about sex continued after they slept together just made the whole relationship feel more real.
I really just loved everything bout this book. I liked the way the author used Spanish words, phrases, and foods in the story; it gave the characters a rich culture (and honestly made me hungry to try new foods–I’m gonna be looking up some recipes REAL soon). The characters were wonderful and the story was amazing. I definitely want to read book 1 and find out about Amara and Eric’s story and I hope to read about some of the other characters–Alex maybe?–in the future.
This one definitely earned a five-star rating. I can’t wait to read more by Sol in the future!
Other Books in the Delicious Desires series…
Synopsis: Amara Maria Robles is a good girl. So good that she gave up her dreams of becoming a renowned pastry chef to help her parents with their struggling Mexican bakery. Yet her parents reject any changes she suggests, and refuse to sell her mouth-watering confections. Clearly being a good girl isn’t paying off. So when her brother’s sexy ex-best friend walks into the bakery, Amara’s tempted to be very bad indeed…
After a scandal twelve years ago, resident bad boy Eric Valencia has returned to make things right with his family and friends. One glance at Amara and her wicked curves, however, and Eric finds himself thinking about how she’d feel beneath him—something he promised Amara’s brother he would never think about, let alone do.
But this bad boy is in deep trouble…because Amara’s determined to have her cake, and Eric, too.
About Sabrina Sol
Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes steamy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latinas in search of their Happily Ever Afters. She lives in Southern California with her husband, three kids, two Beagles and one Bulldog, and is part of a larger, extended Mexican family whose members are NOT the source of inspiration for her characters. Or so she tells them.