Also by this author: Ultimate Sins, Hot Alphas, Secret Pleasure, Guilty Pleasure, Dirty Little Lies, Only Pleasure: Part One, Only Pleasure: Part Two, Only Pleasure: Part Three
Series: Men of Summer #2
Also in this series: Dirty Little Lies
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on September 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Second Chance Romance
Character(s): Bad Boys, Heroes in Uniform
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Jazz has never been known as a good boy.
A good drinker. A good partier. A damned good builder, and a hell of a good liar. Those are all descriptions that come to mind when the citizens of Loudon, Tennessee think of the tall, muscular, laughter-filled charmer they know as Jazz. And Jazz will admit to all of them: he likes to play; he likes to tease. And a little white lie surely never hurt anyone.
Until the sexy, too-shy kindergarten teacher, Annie. Annie sets fire to his lusts as well as to his heart. But Annie has a past he wasn’t aware of. A past that will draw Jazz into the heart of a conflict he had never expected to face. His little Annie is under the protection of the United States Marshal Service for her testimony that has a high profile, very wealthy businessman facing death by lethal injection. A man that will stop at nothing to see her dead.
Now, Jazz has to pull in some serious favors, just as he finds himself fighting not just an overprotective Marshal that he believed was the new school principal, but also a woman determined to save the charming liar that has never been serious. One that has never faced reality. A man that has always sworn himself a bachelor. A man that now is telling the most wicked lies of his life to steal the heart of the woman that has stolen his soul.
Kassiah: I don’t think I’ve read another book by Lora Leigh, but after reading this, I’m definitely going to remedy that.
Jazz is only a one-night stand kind of guy when Annie (aka Kenni), the new kindergarten teacher in town, throws him for a loop. The chemistry between these two is combustible and sparks fly pretty much immediately.
“Something about you just makes me hard as hell.”
They’ve both got secrets and pasts that are standing in the way of them being together, and I don’t want to give away too much. The storyline was predictable, but these characters make up for that and it was definitely a fun ride. Kenni isn’t a doormat and Jazz is seriously hot.
Like I said, I didn’t read the first book in this series, and I didn’t feel lost at all. I will be picking it up, though, and I can’t wait for the next one!
So what didn’t I like? Pretty much just one thing, but it’s huge. I would have given this book 4-1/2 stars if it weren’t for the fact that View Spoiler »Annie was back in her hometown (which is small) and no one recognized her, including her family « Hide Spoiler. Also, I hate that the guy’s name is Jazz. I just can’t separate this name from twific.
Which, I guess kinda works, now that I look at this pic.
If you want a steamy story with some mystery and a couple that is seriously freaking hot, I think you’ll love Wicked Lies. I did. 🙂