Filthy Dirty Love #1
Releasing Jan 31st, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone novel by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.
Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her.
Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers,
and his sexy smile arrests her heart.
Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.
This is my first book that I have read by Stacey Kennedy but it was everything I was hoping it would be – possibly more! The story focuses on Joss & Maddox who have an explosive one night stand & then, one year later, they find themselves in quite the predicament when Maddox turns out to be Joss’s new boss. Rules of the police department keep them from having a relationship together, but then again that’s fine because neither of them want the drama of a relationship. Add in some spunky & hunky side characters, and you have the perfect book!
The characters were so realistic and relatable; neither wanted anything serious out of the other so their arrangement to be just friends-with-benefits seems to suit them just fine. Their love is hot, dirty & over the top; there were so many moments where I was unsure if I should be reading the book in public – my face gets very red, very easily so I was probably the color of a tomato. I’ll forewarn you – if you cannot handle kinky sex then you will not enjoy this book. I do like how the author wrote the characters; Joss is practically an open book and Maddox is the exact opposite, keeping his cards close to his chest. They’re not exactly who you would picture ending up as a couple, but the way these two mesh with each other is perfect and the author did a great job of fitting two characters together. It was a great read and I really enjoyed seeing the journey their relationship took to get from just sex to maybe something more… I can’t wait to see what the author writes next.
STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets and Club Sin series. She writes deeply emotional romances about powerful men and the wild women who tame them. When she’s not writing sensual stories, she spends her time in southwestern Ontario with her real life hero, her husband, their two young children, and her other babies: a mini labradoodle named Jax and a chocolate labrador named Murphy. Stacey is a proud chocolate, television show, Urban Barn, and wine addict. She likes her heroes in her books like she likes her coffee . . . strong and hot!