It was wrong to stay together ... but we couldn’t stay apart.
I’ve been with my share of women, but none touched my heart and fired my senses the way she did. Her smile enticed me. Her caresses teased me. Her body aroused me.
And yet, it couldn’t last. There were too many years between us. A gap we couldn’t breach, and we broke it off. No. I broke it off. And I’ve regretted that decision ever since.
Now she’s in danger, and there’s no one else I trust to protect her. But the more time we spend together, the more I want her back. And all I know now is I have to keep her safe—and despite both of us knowing better, somehow, someway, she will be mine again.
Favorite of the series
This is my favorite of the The Blackwell-Lyon series!
Great addition to the series
Connor & Kerrie have history, a lot of history. They were an item for quite a while, until he decided their fourteen year age difference was too much of a barrier to overcome. Despite intense chemistry & compatibility, they agree to go back to being just friends. I like that Kerrie is spirited & accepts his decision without being whiny or clingy. She disputes his arguments, offers enticing alternatives, but in the long run is ready to move on if he can’t give her what she needs. Being thrown together on a sizzling & dangerous undercover case may be just what Connor needs to come to his senses, but will his epiphany come too late?
Connor & Kerrie’s Story
The small glimpses that J. Kenner has shown readers when it comes to the attraction and feelings that exist between Connor and Kerrie throughout the first two books of her Blackwell-Lyon series had me anxiously anticipating if and how these two would figure out how to be together again, despite the age difference, despite the fact that she’s the little sis of his best friend, and despite Connor’s feelings that he’s not the guy for her.
Kerrie’s in a rather tenuous situation - intellectually she understands Connor’s reasons for ending their relationship, but emotionally, she struggles to not feel heartbroken and angry due to the wall that Connor keeps between them because even though they no longer share a romantic connection, they’re still constantly around each other, making it almost impossible for Kerrie not to yearn for something that Connor is just not willing or able to give.
The sexual tension and angst is amped up in Sexy Little Sinner, partly due to what some would see as the ‘forbidden love’ aspect of Connor and Kerrie’s relationship but more so due to Connor’s warped view of his feelings for Kerrie and the misguided notions that there are too many reasons as to why they shouldn’t ever be romantically involved again. And even though on some level, I understand Connor’s perspective on things, he frustrated me to no end when he kept going back and forth with his need to keep Kerrie at an arm’s length and his need to pull her close to him and never let her go.
The added suspense and action in Sexy Little Sinner actually helps Connor make a decision when it comes to Kerrie, and it also proves just how good Blackwell-Lyon Security is at their job, and with the new addition to the team, which means an added story to the series, it will be interesting to see the dynamics created between the new guy and Pierce, Cayden, and Connor as well as the women they love.
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