Published by Martini & Olive Books on June 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance
I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The first time I met her I wanted to slap her.
The second time, I knew I had to have her.
As for the third time, a gentleman doesn’t tell.
So I guess it’s a good thing I’m no gentleman … right?
Let’s get this out of the way, right off the bat: I love women.
I love the way they look. The way they smell. The way they feel. Especially the way they feel. And I’ve pretty much made it my mission to give each and every woman who shares my bed the ride of her life.
Then I met her. Bitchy as hell and completely uninterested in me. And damned if I didn’t want her. Crave her. I told myself I only wanted to tame her. That it was all about the challenge.
I never expected to break through that ice queen exterior and find the softness underneath. Never expected how wild she’d be between the sheets or the way she’d cry my name with such sincere intensity when I totally rocked her world.
Most of all, I never expected to fall for her.
But I did.
And the question is, now that I know I want her, how the hell do I go about keeping her?
Bitch Slap by J. Kenner is a fun story which starts off with a blind date gone terribly wrong.
Pierce Blackwell is a former special forces soldier and current private security expert who has no time or interest in a relationship, particularly after getting burned by his ex-fiancé. Jezebel (Jez) Stuart is her is her actress sister’s (Delilah) manager and she’s had her own issues, with security agencies, men, social media fans, and enemies, of her sister. Their first meeting is full of misunderstandings, incorrect assumptions and a whole lot more attitude than Pierce was looking for in a hookup. But Jez is exactly what he needs, even if she’s not what he had been searching for and she lights off all of his protective instincts, especially when he finds out her sister is in trouble.
I liked how the initial meeting was handled with all the misunderstandings, but how the issue was not drawn out and they were able to move past it. Both Pierce and Jez care about their families and they find that they have more in common than they could initially have imagined. Both feel a professional relationship is best, but they don’t let that get in their way for long. I like how comfortable they are with each other once their initial guard is down and how passionate their relationship is once it ignites.
Overall, Bitch Slap by J. Kenner is a quick and fun novella where Ms. Kenner does a great job of making two characters who are absolutely made for each other and make each other better. I eagerly recommend.