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by Sherilee Gray
Boosted Hearts #2
Publication Date: July 22, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29U09RZ
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29U17xp
Synopsis: He never planned on falling for the enemy…
Indebted to a local crime boss thanks to their father’s gambling debts, mechanic Joe Colton and his brother have been forced to steal cars for three soul-killing years. But when Joe saves the man’s niece from police – the same deliciously hot-blooded woman sabotaging their efforts to clear the debt – it’s time to negotiate new terms. And discover why, that one night, she burned him with a kiss then ran…
Darcey Connors will do anything to get her baby brother away from the criminals in her family – even screw up a good man’s life. Yet in the midst of tailing Joe, she somehow falls hard for the sexy tattooed car thief. Nothing can happen between them, but she owes him big time, and if he’s going it alone, she is going to help. As long as no one ever finds out – not Joe, her family, the police – or she could lose everything.
Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series, Swerve, I jumped at reading this next in series novel and I am so glad that I did! It continues the story from that book, so I definitely recommend reading these in order. Now the young woman who had prevented Joe and his brother from wiping off their father’s debts is stalking Joe. She can’t resist following him, watching from a distance, feeling guilty for stopping them escaping the clutches of the mobster family but still desperate to keep her brother safe. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, life is anything but easy for Darcey Connors.
Joe came across as the joker in the pack, out for a laugh, in the first book. In this one he’s more like a cuddly teddy bear – fierce, protective, strong and determined but a bit of a softy with those he cares for. He’s still a bit of a joker but it is his determination to take on Al and the mobsters, working hard to clear the debts and continuing to fall for Darcey, that shines through. Darcey is feisty, isolated, equally determined and highly protective of her eight year old brother, Noah. As the hot and steamy attraction between these two continues to boil through the pages can they save Noah and find their own HEA?
There are so many twists and turns in this riveting read – and not all of them are in the bedroom! It is a fast paced, action packed story as Darcey strives to rescue her brother from their stepfather’s clutches, making it a brilliant sequel in this superb series. Sherilee Gray’s books have well developed characters involved in complex situations, facing dilemmas and making decisions often based on their past history, together creating stories which are enthralling to read and this is no exception – highly recommend!
I received a free copy of this in exchange for my honest review.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29M8OUs
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2ass61R
An Excerpt to whet your appetite:
“If I’d known this was what you had in mind…” Darcey grunted when Joe’s hands cupped her ass and gave her a boost.
It was no good; her dress was too tight around her thighs.
Her face heated, which pissed her the hell off. She turned back, trying to see him in the shadows. “Shove my dress higher. I can’t get my leg over.”
The hands on her butt slid down her legs then up, taking her dress with them. He made a rough, guttural kind of sound that lifted the hair on the back of her neck, and her face got so much freaking hotter it wasn’t funny. Excellent. She was wearing a goddamn G-string, which meant her abundant, lily white ass was hanging out, and at the height of this fence—her cheeks were definitely at Joe’s eye level.
She started wriggling frantically, desperate to get her butt out of his face, when those hands went back to her ass, her bare ass, and he propelled her over the fence—with a hell of a lot more force than was warranted. She squealed, nose-diving into a bushy shrub.
Her hair was tangled in the branches, but the bush had broken her fall, and she’d managed to land on her feet. She was spitting a leaf out of her mouth when her shoes, gripped in Joe’s hand, clattered against the fence before he hoisted himself over in a single bound like freaking superman.
He grinned wide at her. “You mooned me.”
“Don’t say another goddamn word.”
His hands went to her hips, and he tugged her dress down on a sigh. “Seems a shame to cover it back up.”
“Give me my shoes.” She snatched them from his hand, brushing her feet clean on the back of Joe’s pants, while ignoring his protests, before sliding them back on. “How’s my hair?”
“Ah… Well.” He tilted his head to the side. “You have that…sexy, tussled thing going on.”
Scowling at him, she tried to finger comb it smooth, dragging out leaves and twigs as she went. “You didn’t have to shove me over quite so goddamn hard.”
His nostrils flared. “Yeah, sorry about that.” He stepped closer and plucked a leaf from her hair. “But your ass was right there, offered up like a gift from the moon Gods, all round and smooth and bitable…”
She slapped a hand over his mouth. “Stop it.” Her eyes narrowed. “And there’s no such thing as a moon God, dumbass.”
A grin lifted his delectable mouth. It was wicked and far too damn sexy. “You just keep calling me names because you’re totally into me.” He tweaked her nose.
“What…are you seven?” She shoved his hand away.
“I’m into you, too, Darcey.” He winked, which should have been cheesy, but on him, it somehow wasn’t. “Right. Let’s do our thing, sweet cheeks.”
“Get your hand off my ass.”
“Oops, sorry. It’s dark.”
“Not that dark.” She glanced over at him. “I’m starting to see a pattern here.”
He arched a brow. “What kind of pattern?”
“Goofy Joe and high-pressure situations.”
“Don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m always this charming.” His hand slid up to her bare back, which was worse. The rough heat of his skin burned into hers. It rattled her. He rattled her. A shiver slid across her shoulders and down to where they touched.
“Cold?” he murmured.
“I’m fine.” Not fine. Soooo not fine.
Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.