Series: The Powers That Be
Author: Harper Bentley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch
Gable Powers had all the makings of everything my father had ever warned me about: a reputation that was anything but stellar, a dirty mouth that had me shivering at the things he uttered in my ear, and a body (oh, God, that body) that was covered in tattoos, all of which added up to a solid ten-point-oh on the bad-boy scale.
The first time I met him, I instantly loathed him.
The second time was even worse.
He was a jerk. He was an ass.
He had secrets.
He was nothing I thought I ever wanted.
So why couldn’t I resist him?
I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. I’d read good and bad reviews but something kept pulling me towards reading it. I ended up enjoying it. In college the two main characters have to “open up” to each other through emails as part of a class. The catch is that they don’t know who each is.
What I liked:
Gorgeous hunky hero
Once the hero decided he was all in, he was really all in
The email bantering
The emotions you feel as the heroine struggles with Gable liking her for her or his on-line pen pal, who’s actually her
What I disliked:
When he kisses the heroine for the first time and he says the exact same thing to her that she heard him say to another girl that he kissed. I wanted to throat punch him.
I ended up liking it well enough to continue on with the series.