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Ruthless Paperback – January 20, 2017
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From the time they have their first dalliance outside a club, I just knew this latest installment in the series would be uber hot. And I wasn't disappointed. With every new way to have Addie be sexually satisfied, Roman unwittingly became a bit more attached to her. Their love affair began wildly and it was only a matter of time before their hearts would calm down and be forever tamed by one another.
I loved Addie and her strength. I adored Roman and the way he could turn from the put together, sharp-dressed attorney into the Ruthless playboy with piercings and mussed hair and Kohl eyeliner (!) on a dime. They are simply a force to be reckoned with when together.
There is great humor throughout and a whole lot of heart. As much as I loved Chance, I do believe Roman has swept me off my feet alongside Addie.
Austin's story is next and I can only imagine how intoxicating his story will be.
5 sexy stars!
Attorney Roman Reeves not only commands a courtroom, but he dominates in the bedroom as well. Shrugging off his suit at night, Roman lets his alter ego—aka Ruthless—come out to play. And “play” for this uber-sexy, part-time stripper, means indulging his baser desires, engaging in a very particular type of kink. While Roman has nothing against relationships in theory, his sexual proclivities don’t translate well into long-term commitments. And that’s perfectly fine with Roman, who seeks nothing more than a single encounter with any given woman. But Roman has one steadfast rule—he never messes around with friends of friends. That is, until Addison Paige enters the scene.
Addison Paige is a newbie attorney, striving to make her mark in the male-dominated field of law. She’s a determined, workaholic wild-cat, and the BFF to Jane Wendall. Thanks to Addison’s matchmaking interference, Jane is now helplessly in love with Chance Danvers, who just happens to be best friends with Roman. In fact, Roman and Chance are part owners of a strippers-for-hire business that they started back in college. With just one look at Roman, who’s sporting his stripper persona Ruthless, Addison can’t stop lusting after the tattooed hottie. Knowing that Roman considers her off-limits, just seems to fuel Addison’s desire further, and a game of cat and mouse quickly ensures. Tempted and pushed to their limits, rules are soon forgotten, and they each lose themselves in a moment of unbridled and salacious sex.
Fast forward several weeks, and Roman finds himself still unable to shake Addison from his thoughts. Why that is, he hasn’t a clue. But fantasizing about Addison isn’t helping Roman to concentrate on work. So imagine his shock, when the woman starring in all his latest fantasies, suddenly turns up in his office as a new attorney hire. Shoving his lustful thoughts aside, Roman and Addison agree to act professionally, both determined to create a successful working relationship. But it isn’t long before sparks begin to fly, and Roman is enticing Addison down a sexual path she never imagined traveling.
Roman and Addison’s sexual chemistry not only sizzles, it’s simply off the charts! But more than that, their characters are likeable and endearing. Addison, in particular, is strong, capable and confident. She doesn’t back down from a fight and goes after what she wants. She’s self-assured, which enables her to show her vulnerability, especially when opening herself up to Roman in ways she never dreamed possible. Roman, on the other hand, admires Addison’s spit-fire attitude and revels in her career accomplishments. While he might crave a woman who submits to his desires in the bedroom, he enjoys her challenging personality in all other aspects of their lives.
Although “Ruthless” is the second book in Gina Maxwell’s Playboys in Love series, it can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. And while the first book (“Shameless”) was good, in my opinion, “Ruthless” is definitely better! I look forward to getting my hands on Austin and Liam’s stories sometime in the future!!
I normally would focus on the hot and sexy of a smutty book like this because HOT AND SEXY! There is nothing bad when those two things hang out together. And it’s enough to turn my head every time. The true value of this novel isn’t steam related in anyway-- but I will reiterate, it’s high on steam.
Gina L. Maxwell interjects a heart wrenching undertone to Ruthless I think many erotic novels get snipped out in editing or overshadowed by inserted sensual scenes. In this second Playboys in Love novel Gina L. Maxwell stunningly retains a level of dark truth about broken relationships that plague the psyche of lovers throughout time. And she does it masterfully.
Roman Reeves is one of those lovers a woman can define her every weakness and broken hope by. He’s a man of influence, a lawyer who likes to win. A man of stature who must always maintain an air of respect. Restricting his demeanor for public consumption has cleaved him in half, burying his real needs and wants deeply into an alternative world. His life has become a sleight of hand and a bald face lie. He has sacrificed a little on both sides to find a modicum of peace that leaves him feeling empty.
He’s twins in one body: Roman--analytical and cold; Ruthless, the persona that can feel and live. A half life that can’t reconcile a personal relationship on a meaningful level for fear his dark side will devour and incinerate anything that gets too close.
A friend of a friend and his new lawyer hiree, Addison won’t turn away from the things that might scare her. She burns for experiences that will allow her to touch danger. She wants to be pushed, starving for something that she can conquer and revel in. Her tragedy is that loving a man like Roman is like touching a star. The difference between what she sees and what she gets is no less than an ocean of tears.
Let me tell you, the heart wrenching moment when Addison realizes she has walked into her own destruction is so crushing that I felt it too.
Fear not, my little pervs!
The under arching emotional plot construction isn’t so heavy that it will weigh you down from the sexy times. Some people won’t even feel it. Ruthless is different than Shameless in that the erotic parts aren’t a steady diet of kinky degradation. Roman’s fetish is uniquely his; the only time he can be himself--be honest. I think he likes what he does to some extent because he needs that part of him to be validated. He likes witnesses to the most vulnerable part of him.
And the guy is hot and sexy. HOT AND SEXY. HOT and SEXY. SEXY! HOT.
Addison is a genuinely likeable ball buster. I feel that her finest moments are when she lets down her shields and allows herself to shatter. It gave me a chance to find the strength in her character.
The storycrafting is phenomenal and the telling stellar. I loved Shameless but this book feels like it is built on a more solid foundation. I really can’t wait to read Austin’s story. I don’t know if she can write another one of these gems but I hope so.
If you like this then definitely pick up the first book Shameless. Also L.A. Fiore’s Beautifully Damaged or Penelope Ward’s Roomhate if you want to branch out.
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