She’s a walking, talking disturbance of his peace…
When former Navy SEAL West Donovan trades covert ops for small-town cop, he craves calm and order. Rescuing a sexy, law-bending hitchhiker during a rainstorm raises his gut-level trouble detector—plus a few things south of his gut—into the red zone. He vows to help this particular tumbleweed find her way and keep it professional, but when she becomes his downstairs neighbor, professionalism is sorely tested. He’s got red lingerie infiltrating his laundry, sultry songs invading his bedroom, and suddenly he’s the one in need of rescue.
Aspiring singer/songwriter Roxy Goodhart ventures to Bluelick, Kentucky to outrun her latest mistake. It’s a doozy, involving a lying ex-manager, a dire lack of cash, and a teensy bit of grand larceny. Landing in the long, strong, entirely too tempting arms of the law is no way to keep a low profile while she re-builds her “L.A. or bust” fund. Taking an apartment that—oops—puts her under West…er...in his path every day doesn’t help. Testing his impressive reserve is beyond reckless, but she’d love to test it…all…night…long.
Each book in the Private Pleasures series is STANDALONE:
* Private Practice
* Light Her Fire
* Falling for the Enemy
* Wet and Reckless
* Undercover Engagement
Samantha Beck is a new author to me and I am not sure why I have not come across her books before. From the first chapter to the last, I was engaged in the story that Ms.Beck wove set in Bluelick (I just love the name), Kentucky. I love stories set in small towns and this one ticked a lot of boxes for me.
This is former Navy SEAL West Donovan and singer/songwriter Roxy Goodhart’s story. The chemistry between them from their first meeting sizzles. Roxy is trying to keep a low profile, on the run from a loan shark, the last thing she should be is attracted to the local law enforcement officer.
I loved how protective West was towards Roxy, taking care of her when she was injured. As danger rears it’s head and Roxy’s past comes back to haunt her, will West be able to keep her safe? There was suspense, danger, plenty of steam and passion whilst the writing was strong with characters whose story you cannot help but become invested in.
The secondary characters were also entertaining and I will be looking at other books by Ms.Beck when time permits.