Sunday, February 8, 2015

PLAYING DIRTY - by Kelly Jamieson

Windy City Kink #2
by Kelly Jamieson
Review by Margreet

My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️

What seems like surrender may not be surrender at all...

Paige Nelson has an amazing new life in a new city with her own business and new friends, her abusive ex-husband firmly in her past. Plans to expand her business are running into a few roadblocks, but she doesn't need a man to help her. She can do this on her own.

From the minute he lays eyes on Paige, prominent developer Raff Lauden wants her. Intensely. Urgently. Though petite and delicate usually isn't his type, he finds himself asking her out. Even more surprising? She says no.

Paige has a history of being attracted to dominant, controlling men. The kind she swore never to get involved with again. But maybe she's trying to resist the one man who can give her everything she's ever really wanted...

Warning: This book contains a feisty little blonde who likes to play with fire and a big wounded hero who won't let her get burned.


I adored this book. Beginning to end. 

Now I love just about anything that comes from Kelly Jamieson's wicked brain, but there was something about Paige and Raff that hit exactly the right note with me.

Paige first and foremost, as a woman so frickin determined to make her own way in life. To prove, mostly to herself after having been told for too long she couldn't, that she DID have it in her to make her dreams come true. With singular dedication and despite the fact that a panty-melting humdinger of kabillionaire is willing to throw the world at her, she has it in her mind she will get from A to B in her own time and in her own way. I just adore that. I especially adore it because she doesn't necessarily hold off on enjoying the physical pleasures said delicious would be sugar-daddy has to offer. She eventually allows herself to partake in what he has to offer her in the bedroom. All the more admirable when she fights tooth and nail to stand her own ground anyway.

Raff secondly. I could completely see the suave and world wise wealthy bachelor who is rather baffled when the woman he sets his eyes on isn't falling at his feet. It is in part infuriating but at the same time it simply makes her more attractive. Everything that antagonizes him about her is also what makes her so attractive. When he is excited to discover certain aspects to her personality she tries to hide, he realizes he needs to tread very carefully so she does not confuse submitting herself sexually, with giving up control. A dangerous and very fine line to walk with one so skittish.

Fabulously mature, outrageously combustible and as per usual, phenomenally insightful writing by one of my go to authors, always - Kelly Jamieson.  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS


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