by Jackie Ashenden
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: July 26th 2016
4 “I am dirty for you” stars
Ezekiel “Zee” Chase has a complicated past. Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day, the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night, he throws down with the best of them in Detroit’s gritty underground fighting scene. With all those muscles, he’s Ezekiel “Zee” Chase has a complicated past. Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day, the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night, he throws down with the best of them in Detroit’s gritty underground fighting scene. With all those muscles, he’s never had trouble with women–until he meets one who challenges him to the greatest fight of his life. . .
Tamara Eliot is a hardworking corporate high-flyer who appreciates the finer things in life, from her expensive perfume to her designer handbags. More than anything, though, she likes to be in control–and when Zee explodes into her life, she feels anything but. He’s the definition of a bad boy: brash, fiery, and of course, irresistibly hot. And there’s a darkness about him that keeps her coming back for more. As Zee takes Tamara deeper into a world she never knew existed, she just might prove to be the one opponent he won’t be able to dominate–at least not without some pleasurable convincing . . .
When I start a review with…suspend your logic for a moment and just embrace the smutastic goodness…you know you need to read this.
I had peeked at a few reviews just to see it I wanted to read this one and to say they were all over the map would be an understatement…everything from DNF to 5 Stars!
Here’s the meet cute: Tamara in her full on “glam-jam” kit shows up at gym/fight club with her friend to be her wingman on what turns out to be a failed attempt to attract the self-defence teacher, who doesn’t date students. Lucky for Tamara then, since she sits on the dusty floor texting and doing work on her phone while the other oglers fain participation in the self-defence class. After said class, the friend takes off with the other women to a pick up bar and Tamara begs off saying she’ll get a cab and head home. Well, of course the neighbourhood is iffy and Zee swoops in for the rescue. I really liked their banter in the gym, but their street scene followed by his drive to her “home” are classic snark foreplay. Well…you can guess what happens next…yup they get dirty on that first night, in his car, in public! And….he leaves a hickey! Get dirty for me indeed.
And so the games begin. Cat and mouse, then some wolf and lamb, and finally some good ole fashion caveman and Modern Woman. I enjoyed their games, almost as much as the people watching them…some happy for Zee, some pissed at Tamara and some who had altogether different motives. Fast, super sexy read with an HEA that comes with a cost. Enjoy!
by Jackie Ashenden