Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beneath the Surface 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
Beneath the Surfaceā€¸ (Reluctance, #1)
3 of 5 stars false1/2
Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of the bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets.
When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.
Has Kyran finally met his match? Could playing to win mean playing for keeps? 


*****I was given a copy of this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review****
Kyran Reese is a man in charge by nature. A polished serious business man who has a dark side, he meets fun loving and not always graceful Dale Porter as she stumbles into his office looking to fill the position of assistant for his brother. This is their journey…
I read some reviews before I started this book that worried me a little, but I really enjoyed it. Kyran was sexy and controlling, and a great character to get to know. I loved his underground fighting as an outlet for his issues, it really added another layer to the story that could have left it lacking without it. Kyran made this book for me. My main problem and one the things that kept it from being a 4 star for me was Dale. I couldn’t connect with her, didn’t hate her but couldn’t connect,, her head always seemed up in the clouds, and she came across as a little flighty. No matter how many adjectives described her as something else, I just couldn’t picture her as the strong woman she was supposed to be. Other than that the reader is taken through many ups and downs in their lives and you really start to develop feelings for them all. And that ending? Perfect!

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