Title: Smoking Holt
Bella Cross has had a thing for Holt Lamm since college, but his scorching dominant energy scares her to death. And his list of conquests annoys her. But when Holt catches her smoking, and offers her something else to fixate on—if only for a night—she simply cannot resist.
Author: Sabrina York
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Training Tess, Rising Green, Adam's Obsession, Trickery
Published: 9 August, 2013
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Contemporary Romance
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So, Sabrina York needs to simply do one thing. Cut. It. Out. I thought I had found my favorite pairing in the Tryst Island series in Dylan and Cassie from Dragonfly Kisses. But NO. She had to go and give us Bree and Holt. Bree who already was kind of a sentimental favorite with her devil-may-care façade and Holt’s bad boy alpha thing all wrapped up in leathers.
But, authors do what they do, and Sabrina York decided that I couldn’t be complacent or content with choosing a favorite, I needed conflict. But, we still have to help Bree confront her fall off the vegan wagon with a bacon bacchanalia, her secret smoking addiction and her crankies about stealing away to the beach house the group of friends share for some extra time – alone. Unfortunately, Holt has exactly the same idea, and they now have two illicit and secret days to indulge or bicker.
Fortunately they do a bit of both: since they had covered their attraction by abrasive commentary and dismissive words, neither acknowledged the palpable chemistry between the two of them. Holt has always kept women at arm’s length – needing more but unwilling to press the advantage with the revolving parade of women he had on speed dial. Bree is the younger sister, and slightly jealous of the ease with which her sister seems to move through life. Tattooed and rebellious, Bree uses her façade to keep others at a distance, while she secretly laments not having a take charge strong man in her corner.
When the two stop talking and start acting they enter some scenes that will scorch your ereader and leave you attempting to visualize the scenes detailed. Trust me – you will. Perhaps even quote a piece or two for “effect”. As always, there are characters that you can enjoy and empathize with since they have traits and insecurities that we all share or understand. While one might never expect Holt and Bree to have a completely smooth road, they are well on their way, and after years of miscommunications they have learned how to talk to one another, sharing worries and concerns and most of all, love.