He sets her world on fire…
Mercedes Hernandez is a “nice” girl who follows the rules. As the new sheriff of Strong, California, she’s responsible for making sure everyone else follows those rules too. She’s also had more than her fair share of Mr. Wrongs in her life, so the big, rough, too handsome, always laughing smoke jumper who roars through her town going ninety in a thirty-five-mile-an-hour zone is a definite problem. Not only is he breaking the law, but he just might break her heart. Speeding tickets can’t make him behave…so it might be time to break out the handcuffs for a more personal lesson in misbehaving.
And tempts her to be so very, very bad…
Former U.S. Navy SEAL, smoke jumper and unrepentant bad boy of summer, Joey Carter loves fast bikes, hot women, and a good time because speed and pleasure drown the ghosts from the past. He’s never met a woman he wanted to slow down for, however, until he literally runs into the good sheriff of Strong, California. She’s sweet and sexy…and the more he acts up, the more she notices him. And he really, really likes the way she looks at him.
Joey may be on his second chance with the law—but he wants a first chance at love…if he can convince Mercedes to let down her guard and let him show her that he’d be happy to play by her rules…in bed
Fun, steamy, romantic story.
Joey runs from the memories of the war by flying on the highways at night on his motorcycle. After few speeding tickets from Deputy Hernandez, the nightly rituals of being stopped by the hot cop, comes a sort of a foreplay, when the feelings of attraction come into the picture.
Joey had a troubled youth, but being a SEAL fixed that side of his nature. He still likes the speed on the highway, but he has a heart of gold, always willing to help and take care of the people around him. He is charismatic, charming, very easy to like, and lust after.
Mercedes Hernandez is trying to stay professional, and keep her distance from Joey, and from the feelings he is igniting in her. One mistake behind her, mistake that cost her job in the LAPD, she has a second chance in law enforcement at Strong, and Joey, being the bad boy of the town, doesn't fit into her plans.
But the attraction burns hot, the lust is relentless, and there's only so long one can resist the burn.
I adored Joey, he is honest, straight forward, fun, and sweet, with demons from the war. His reputation as a bad boy was based on his youth, and his numerous speeding tickets from the highway. Mercedes had a bit of an attitude, understandably, when considering the events in LA. I am glad she finally stood for what was right, and claimed her feelings towards Joey.
It was a quick, spicy, fun story. I loved the humor and the ways Joye tried to woo Mercy. The plot was original, the romance was believable, even though the events moved really fast, it was an enjoyable story that made me smile
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me