This was a great romance. So sexy and sweet, and easy and a lot of fun to read. Really enjoyed this whole opposites-attracting trope, too. Opposites in many ways but they are so made for each other. Brent's a blue-collar guy, a cop. Hayden's a wealthy heiress. She lives in Manhattan while he lives in Queens. She thinks he's rough around the edges, and he thinks she's a spoiled ice princess. This was just good stuff waiting to happen! I loved their verbal foreplay, how they needled each other, trading barbs, antagonizing each other, making me wait for that time they put that sexual chemistry to work and got down and dirty.
The sex was really hot. Nothing better than enemies becoming lovers in my book. Bickering one moment, then ripping clothes off the next. I also loved how they both wanted to be in control. Brent is definitely all male, a 6'5 'muscle-man fortress', but he had no problem letting Hayden get her groove on and tie him down, teasing him and winding him up, making him wait for it. And I loved how Hayden would let Brent be in charge, too, enjoying when he'd grab a fistful of her hair and pull, covering her with that big, brawny body of his, making her say who was doing it for her, doing it to her. Him, and only him. That was a really hot scene! These two were damn good together.
Not a lot of complication in this romance. The conflict isn't major, just enough to cause a bit of friction, and I really enjoyed it for that reason. I wanted light angst, nothing upsetting, and I wanted a sweet, sexy romance with a big cop hero making his uptown girl fall hard for him. I really liked Hayden, but I loved Brent. Tessa Bailey writes a great hero: all sexy, hot alpha-male goodness balanced with a sweet, big heart. I love those men who are macho manly-men unafraid to show their vulnerable side. That's a complete man, a real man, and makes for the best hero to fall in love with. A great hero, sweet and very sexy, and a romance that's just as sweet and hot.