Title: Wrong For Me
After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.
Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . .
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hold Me Down, Dirty For Me, Take Me Deeper, Take Me Deeper
Series: Motor City Royals #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dirty For Me, Sin For Me
Published by Kensington Source: Publisher
Published: November 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance
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At the end of the first book in the series, Dirty for Me, Ashenden left us with some insight into Levi and Rachel’s reunion. We knew immediately it wouldn’t be an easy one. The scenario of Levi getting Rachel to move in with him, as retribution for not speaking up when he was arrested and for not visiting the entire time he was in prison, was almost creepy. The fact that Rachel is willing, if reluctant to admit it to herself, was an important distinction and helped me look past the scenario.
The interaction between the two was hot and I quickly began hoping they’d get it together. Levi has a lot of anger and issues to deal with which to me was very realistic. Rachel is good at accepting him and his problems. His determination to change the situation in their home neighborhood drives a wedge between Levi and everyone in his life creating a good, tension filled story line. Rachel needs Levi to realize why his plans aren’t in the community’s best interest or in hers. I really enjoyed watching Levi evolve from angry felon to caring boyfriend and friend. It was a hard road and looked hopeless at times but he finally comes around.
I always enjoy Ashenden’s books and look forward to the next.