Review: The Deeper He Hurts: A Kick Novel (Kick #2) by Lynda Aicher

September 7, 2016 Review 0

Review: The Deeper He Hurts: A Kick Novel  (Kick #2) by Lynda Aicher

In this wild and sensual Kick novel from the RITA Award–nominated author of The Harder He Falls, a sizzling affair tempts the tech guru of a popular outdoor-adventure-sports company to come out of the closet and embrace his desires.
Asher Ruggiero, a partner at Adrenaline Kick Adventures, is living a lie. As a control freak whose big Italian family thinks he’s straight, Asher likes his encounters concise, dirty, and discreet—until his company’s new rafting guide walks into work, dripping with brooding, intense sexuality. Sawyer Stevens is a mystery man with secrets and rough edges, and he makes Asher want to get to know him inside and out.

Ever since the tragic death of his parents, Sawyer has dedicated himself to the rush of adrenaline that comes from pleasure and pain. Moving from one guy to another, hiding when life gets too complicated—that’s all he can handle. So why does Asher make him long for something lasting and honest, when the gorgeous geek can’t even be true to himself? Sawyer wants to give Asher his heart, but he just doesn’t know how. After all, a life without integrity is a life without passion—and that’s the one thing Sawyer craves.

The Deeper He Hurts is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Title: The Deeper He Hurts
Author: Lynda Aicher
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bonds of Denial, Penalty Play, Champagne Kisses, The Harder He Falls
Series: Kick #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Harder He Falls, The Farther He Runs
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: September 6th 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, M/M Erotica, M/M Fiction, Male Male Romance, Romance
Pages: 224 pages
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Well I am a bit conflicted.  The Deeper He Hurts is book two in Lynda Aicher’s Kick series.  I loved book one and I love M/M so I figured it would be a good fit for me.  Unfortunately I was off on that-way off.

Asher is a partner at Adrenaline Kick Adventures. He’s a control freak with a huge Italian family and he is so far in the closet he can’t see straight.  He’s kept his rendezvous to quick, dirty, and very discreet.  Then his axis is thrown for a loop when in walks the newest rafting guide, Sawyer.  He is mysterious and rough, and sexy as hell!

Sawyer has embraced the rush of adrenaline that comes from pleasure, ie. rafting, as well as pain.  He’s a nomad among men, never getting too close.  Asher makes him want more. Something lasting. But he can’t even tell his family or friends that he’s gay. So Sawyer tries to live in the here and now.

This is where my conflict comes in.  Asher is a true sadist.  He gets off on pain he inflicts on others.  Sawyer is a true pain slut.  He gets off on the rush the pain gives him.  They are made for each other.  Unfortunately I was turned off with their escapades.  I am all for reading BDSM, but this isn’t even that.  They use no safe words of any kind. This was my turn off. Don’t get me wrong, all of it was consensual, but it was hard for me to read.

I had hopes that Lynda Aicher would treat us to a HEA and I was happy to get that after all the pain and agony. Yay! Even though this book was not for me, that does not mean you may view it totally different.  I am looking forward to reading book three of the Kick series featuring Tanner and Finn!


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