Title: The Harder He Falls
A woman who doesn’t have time for love…
A hot night full of hotel-destroying sex was all Kellie wanted from her client-turned-sex god. Between family and work, there isn’t room for love, just hot, sweaty lust. An arrangement for mutual gratification is exactly what Kellie wants, but every kiss, each mind-blowing orgasm twines her heart around a man she cannot have.
A man building a new life…
Quinton’s assumptions about the So Inked shop owner are turned on their head after one session under her tattoo machine. Kellie’s not the vandal he’s looking for, but she’s the woman he wants. In his bed, on the desk or under the stars, he’ll take her any way he can get her. But Quin has secrets and someone is out to destroy him. Someone who has their sights set on Kellie now.
Author: Sidney Bristol
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Duty Bound, How Zombies Stole Christmas, Personal Adventures, Blind: Killer Instincts
Series: So Inked
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Under His Skin, His Marriage Bargain
Published by Inked Press Source: Purchased for Self
Published: September 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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Kellie Nahm is a tattoo artist with a lot on her plate. She is re-opening her tattoo parlor, her grandmother has Alzheimer’s and her neighbor is annoying her. When Quinton Berkus stops by to get a tattoo and to meet the women who tried to by his gym before he did, they are both forced to decide if they want more than a fling or if they might have something more.
I really enjoyed Kellie. I loved how strong she is. She’s tough, independent, strong-willed and doesn’t take grief from anyone. She has essentially been abandoned by her mother but she is very close to her grandmother. Now that she has Alzheimer’s and doesn’t remember who people are anymore, Kellie starts to feel alone. I loved how Quin was so accommodating to her but he also didn’t let her get away with anything either. He let her have space when she needed it but he was still there for her when she needed a shoulder. I enjoyed how their relationship developed from what was mostly friends with benefits into a relationship as they spent more time together.
The secondary plot with the vandalism was pretty easy to deduce. I had the perpetrator pegged almost from the get but I did like how Quin handled that aspect. I would have liked more information on what happened with Quin and his old boss but after they had a fight there isn’t anything more mentioned about him or any of Quin’s fighter’s. There are also a few other questions I have about character’s that are left hanging; Carly, Mouse, Jacob, Autumn, Mary, Sam. I heave a feeling some of them with be given their own book and maybe we will get more of a conclusion for the secondary characters.
This is the second book in the series but since I didn’t read the first one, I don’t think they have to be read in order. The previous book was about another couple that is in this book but Bristol gives enough of a background so that the reader isn’t lost if they read this as a stand alone. I will definitely be going back to read the first book and be on the look out for more in this series.