The quick of it is that Leary and Reeve are both lawyers and happen to be on opposing sides for a legal battle between a doctor who botched a surgery and his patient who was suing for damages. They may be on opposites sides of the case but the attraction between them is undeniable and before they realize it, well, things get real interesting. And totally NSFW.
Alright, so. I lurved me some Reeve. Lick. Pant. Pounce. Seriously yall. Reeve was sexy as all get out. Totally had that lust-worthy alpha male thing happening and even though he was representing the scummy doctor Reeve himself wasn't slick or an ass. He was pretty damn fine and likable.
The heroine, though. Eh. I liked Leary well enough when she wasn't on the job. She was good with Reeve and totally ready for a wild ride. But then...when we got to the work side of things she fell apart for me and made it pretty hard to like. Or at least respect. She had a tendency to take things too personally and lash out when it came to the case. Overreacting to a point even her client told her so. So it was frustrating now and again.
Now these two together. They were pretty explosive and the chemistry was excellent even if turbulent. And the sex scenes were crazy hot. Bennett writes amazing heat and passion. Raw and a little desperate. It's delicious and totally squirm worthy. Whew! There were some really sweet romantic moments too. I'm telling ya. I was swooning and squirming a good bit. lol
Before she can turn away, I say, "Hey."So there were a lot of really fab things happening here. And I enjoyed myself quite a bit with these two but I did have some issues. The heroine and her boss hit on something that I really don't care for and it wasn't all that subtle. That the only way for a woman to succeed is to use sex and looks to beat their opponents and get ahead. That a woman's worth is in her boobs. *deep breath* This, along with the heroine's behavior now and again, is what took things down to a 3 for me. It really irked the heck out of me. Don't rely on your actual skills or hard work but on how distracted you can make your opponent. And in the end she needed him to hand her the case anyways. It really just bothered me and still does. I hate the attitude and that it was gloried in by the women in this one.
"What?" she whispers.
"I adore you."
Overall, even though it left me a little torn on some elements, I had a good time with Friction. The hero was awesome. The sex was fantastic. The heroine was okay most of the time but definitely not my favorite when it came to attitude. I kept reading though and it kept my attention so I didn't hate it, ya know? I'd actually really like to see the client's story told. *keeps fingers crossed* She seemed like a pretty interesting character.
Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love.
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