Series: Alfha Law Firm #1
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
After the first sighting, he’s fascinated.
After the first smile, he’s infatuated.
By the first kiss, he’s obsessed.
Nolan sees Chloe through a window of a bakery in downtown Manhattan. At first sight, something about her calls to a piece of him he thought was lost. Without thinking, he begins watching her, and when the moment presents itself, he strikes, claiming Chloe for himself. For a man who is used to getting what he wants Nolan wont let anyone or anything stand in his way.
I read some reviews for this book after seeing it was free on Amazon. I read that it was her dirtiest work yet and proceed to download it immediately. It was a no brainer for me because I like Aurora Rose Reynolds and I like smut. I just knew I was gonna love it. I did like it but not love it.
Noah is a lawyer who one day walks past a bakery and sees Chloe through the window. His obsession starts right there and continues to grow throughout the story. Chloe is an innocent when they start “dating”. She does seem to be the perfect female for Noah. She’s obedient for the most part, biddable. When her safety is threatened, all hell breaks loose.
I love alpha males and all that that entails. I do not like Doms, at all. Noah was a little too Dom for me. His threats to spank her if she didn’t do what he said, his verbal commands in bed, those almost caused me to scream my safeword. I would never insult someone’s sexual preferences but BDSM in my romance reading is a straight mood killer for me. Let me say that this novella is truly BDSM lite, not hardcore at all.
It had good suspense, blistering hot love scenes and an alpha male with a filthy mouth. Those things I loved but what truly turned me off to the hero besides the aforementioned, was when he recalled taking her virginity and referred to it as cherry popping. This hero supposedly loved the heroine with everything he had. Like he held her sacred. To speak of her loss of virginity in vulgarity was a deal breaker for me. That’s not sexy, its disrespectful.