Series: Dirty Deeds #2
Published by Forever on December 6th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels brings us the next book in her Dirty Deeds series.
Is this love or just a game?
Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.
Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.
Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?
This book can be read as a stand-alone. Book 1--Four Letter Word
I’ve said this before, but I popped my erotica cherry as it were with a J. Daniels book (Sweet Addiction, in case you’re curious). She’s had a special place in my heart ever since. I love her and her books—almost as much as bacon—and while I liked Hit the Spot, I didn’t adore it.
This is the second standalone in the Dirty Deeds series. We met Jamie in the first book, Four Letter Word. Honestly, I thought he was a bit of an ass in that book. I’m not a huge fan of alpha a-hole heroes, but I was willing to give him a chance at redemption. He’s a jerk in the beginning of this story, albeit a kind of cute one. Although Tori refuses to give Jamie the time of day, he won me over with his growing thoughtfulness.
Jamie is gentle, doting, intuitive, and sexy as all get out. What I didn’t care for comes down to my personal preference as a reader. His foul language bothered me. He drops the f-bomb and other curse words in every other sentence that comes out of his mouth. As much as I liked him, it wasn’t endearing.
Also, he seems to have an aversion to using pronouns at the beginning of sentences.
“Know you are, babe,” I murmured. “Don’t need to be, but I feel that.”
“Tense upstairs, babe. Felt it when I held you.”
I’m not the grammar police, but it was distracting. I get that these nuances are probably intentional character choices, but they just didn’t do it for me.
Tori and Jamie make a bet that is just begging to be lost by both parties, but she continues to play games with him long after the bet is over. Even though I loved Tori and her stubborn feistiness, her game playing stretches on way too long. I enjoyed the extreme patience Jamie shows while waiting for Tori to let him inside her soft heart though. Once she climbs aboard the Jamie train, there are so many sweet and swoony moments.
“I’d burn the whole fuckin’ world down for you, you know that?”
Jamie and Tori take naughtiness to a whole new level. They are off the Richter scale in terms of earth shaking, smoldering, dirty sexy times. As usual, J. Daniels’s writing is pretty much an erotica lover’s wet dream. More importantly, she gives the characters wonderful opportunities to share their connection outside the bedroom. Their joking, nurturing, and tenderness are incredibly appealing.
Hit the Spot may not be my favorite book in my J. Daniels collection, but it is fun, sexy, and enjoyable.
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**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**