What he wants from you will make you…Blush
Amanda Thomas is hopelessly in love with Jackson Paris, but he will never see her as anything more than his sweet and innocent bestie. After being virgin-adjacent for too long, Mandy is officially ready to move on. She wants to learn about hot, dirty sex, so she joins an online dating app where the enigmatic Mr. Dark promises to fulfill all of her wicked fantasies...
Jackson Paris has been keeping secrets from his stunning, too-innocent best friend—like forbidden sexual proclivities and his membership at the exclusive Black Rose Underground club. But Mandy has decided she needs an education—the filthy kind. As Mr. Dark, Jackson can safely give her a taste of what she wants—and deter her from pursuing more—without revealing his identity.
But in the dim, provocative atmosphere of Black Rose Underground, there are no secrets. Here, every wicked appetite is satisfied. And for the first time, Mandy will discover who her best friend really is...just in time to shock him with a secret of her own.
Bestseller Hardt (Under) burns up the pages of the kinky friends-to-lovers romance that launches her Black Rose series. Amanda Thomas has been in love with her childhood best friend, Jackson Paris, for years, but he only sees her as innocent "Mandy Cake"—or so she thinks. Really, Jackson's fighting himself to keep his hands off Mandy, convinced that she would never accept the BDSM bedroom activities he enjoys. Spurred by her sister's engagement, inexperienced Mandy decides that she's ready to embrace her inner bad girl and learn to be sexually adventurous, so she signs up for a hookup-oriented dating app. Hoping to dissuade Mandy from a path he sees as dangerous, Jackson poses as a stranger (disguised by a mask and a bad accent) and brings Mandy to the exclusive Black Rose Underground BDSM club. Jackson is convinced Mandy will bolt and reconsider using the app—but, instead, she's turned on and eager to experiment (and she's known it was Jackson all along). Hardt does a fine job of balancing heat and emotion as both Mandy and Jackson adjust to their changing relationship. This red-hot tale will have readers fanning themselves.
Could not put it down :)!
Thank you so much for the twists, turns, and smiles.
Can’t wait to read what’s next 😁!
Blush ( Black Rose #1) by Helen Hardt.
Blush was everything I hoped it would be, addictive, seductive, alluring, consuming, sexy, angsty, and had all the things which made this best friends to lovers trope what it is. Deliciously Dark!
Jackson Paris has been best friends with Amanda since they were in diapers. But he is inconveniently also the guy that she has been hopelessly in love with since high school. Unfortunately he doesn’t see her the same way. He sees her as pure, naive, an innocent. Someone who is too good for the likes of him. Someone who deserves it all plus the white picket fence. With his darker, sexual preferences he finds his partners at the Black Rose the private, underground BDSM club owned by Braden Black.
But when Amanda confides in him that she is going to finally sign up for the dating app Lustr, immediately Jackson makes his own profile to sabotage her ability to be with someone else. Will these two find what they are looking for? This is one hot, seductive, consuming, slow burn romance that you don’t want to miss!
The plot! The characters! The tension! The spice! Perfection! Perfection! Perfection! Loved every minute! Go! Get your copy now!
Requested an early copy and this is my voluntary honest review.