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The Valentine's Arrangement (Hard Feelings, #1) by Kelsie Leverich
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The “emotional, spicy-hot story” (Belle’s Book Bag) that propelled Kelsie Leverich to the New York Times bestseller list!
Tattoo artist Ronnie Clark is counting the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. Love leads to heartbreak, and she’s vowed never to let herself get hurt again.
Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his mid-tour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his soldiers to finish leading their mission. He’s dedicated to his men and to his country, and he’s not interested in getting wrapped up in a distracting relationship…but casual sex, that’s a different story. From the moment he sees Ronnie, he wants her. And he agrees to her terms—no romance, no fluff—just passion.
But as their sexual chemistry ignites, the lines of their arrangement get blurry, and Ronnie starts to push Kale away. And when Kale realizes he’s found his match in this razor-tongued, gorgeous woman who is hell bent against love, winning her heart could be the toughest battle he has ever fought.
Here's my swoon!
Her eyes automatically closed, and her own hands reciprocated the touch and skimmed up the heavy bare chest that was pressing against her. She felt a shudder unfold beneath her fingertips, and it made her heart thud against her ribs. Kale was kissing her. No, he wasn't just kissing her, he was consuming her. He was touching her, and everything about the way his hands felt on her body was right, at least right now; and she decided to ignore the annoying angel still perched on her shoulder, giving in to the damn devil that was smirking with satisfaction. (Page 34)
4 stars - Go ahead and try to resist this one cause it isn't gonna work, sweetheart.
One story line that I truly love is when a couple gets together temporarily or pretend. Then the hot chemistry takes them places they didn't intend and I enjoy the ride. This book is that kind of story. In this case, these two are looking for some no strings attached sex. It's just sex, right. Yeah, you keep telling yourself that, sweetheart.
Ronnie has been burned by a solider. Not going there again but Kale is so far from the solider that caused the damage that's it's not funny. Kale is considerate and sweet. He enjoys the snuggle afterwards as long as they leave the next morning. Having never had a relationship, he's not interested in one. But Ronnie's feisty ways change his mind.
Love both of the characters in this one. I usually love one more than the other but these two are pretty close. I love that Ronnie didn't make it easy. I love that Kale didn't resist the challenge. I loved them both.
The story was fast and I read it in about a day. The emotions grabbed me a few times and I was surprised once. It was a great balance between my heart and my mind that I really enjoyed.
If you love that give-in to the chemistry kinda romance, then make sure and give this one a try.
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Continuing my month of giveaways while celebrating 3 years StuckInBooks, I'm giving away my review copy of The Valentine's Arrangement.