He can read her like a book. But will he give her a happy ending?
Dawn: I’d do anything to keep my bookstore. It’s a safe place for all women, somewhere to let their freak flags fly. I call it sex-positive. The menfolk call it smut. That’s how I met Rory Parker, the local billionaire trying to shut me down on behalf of the “moral majority.” He walked in with an offer I couldn’t refuse . . . except I did. Now Rory wants to play dirty. Well, he picked the wrong bookseller. Let’s see how much support he still has after people get a load of the little movie I recorded of the two of us going at it like wild animals in my shop.
Rory: I couldn’t care less how Dawn Nolan makes her money. The only thing I care about is how much she’s making. Her bookstore isn’t the kind of upscale attraction my investors want in this sleepy little tourist trap, so it’s got to go. But when Dawn personally finds out how I treat bad girls who misbehave, she seems to enjoy it as much as I do. Now I just need to destroy the copies of that video she’s threatening to post—as soon as I stop watching it. The trouble is, when I’m with her, all I want to do is get started on the sequel.
Don’t miss any of Jamie K. Schmidt’s seductive novels:
LIFE’S A BEACH | STUD | HARD COVER
The Sentinels of Babylon series: NECESSARY EVIL | SENTINEL’S KISS
The Club Inferno series: HEAT | LONGING | FEVER
Praise for Hard Cover
“Sexy banter and smoldering bedroom scenes. I adore the chemistry between Rory and Dawn!”—Mia Hopkins, author of Thirsty
“For those who love when opposites attract, this is the book for you!”—Harlequin Junkie
“Such a decadent read! I’ve read this a number of times because it’s just one of those books that you wouldn’t be able to help yourself from visiting and revisiting.”—Joyous Reads (five stars)
“Jamie K. Schmidt told a nice love story with a twist. I always enjoy reading a story that has a moral to it and not just steamy, hot sex. . . . By the way, Hard Cover has both.”—Guilty Pleasures
“This is my first read by Jamie K. Schmidt and I have to say that I had fun with Hard Cover. [It’s] sweet, sassy and fun wrapped up with a hot-mouthed bedroom alpha.”—The Heathers’ Blog
This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Sizzling hot story
This is my first introduction to Jamie K Schmidt's writing and I really enjoyed the book.
Dawn and Rory as a couple should not have worked at first glance. However there was a chemistry between them that could not be denied. I thought the back story about Rory's sister Cammy gave the book a deeper dimension. The book was definitely sexy but it was so much more. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley.
Outstanding writing! Loved the proud n wild, bad girl with the sweet straight billionaire and the whole story line just fits, I loved it. No weird off story chapters and not a lot of misspellings. Every book I’ve read has lots of hot sex along with interesting enough story to wonder what happens after the end.
A sexy steamy story that will entertain and amuse. I truly enjoyed this one. The characters are intriguing, the story is well written, and the pace of the story moves along nicely.
Dawn lives life on her terms. Her father may have tried to break her spirit but he failed. Now she owns her own business and she'll do whatever it takes to keep it safe from the greedy real estate guy buying out all the other store owners so he can put in some high scale stores. Rory is a billionaire who is use to getting his way in both his business and personal life. He's never met anyone like Dawn though and while he does want her business out of the building he wants her in his personal life for as long as she will stay.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good steamy romance.