Tuesday, September 13, 2016

4 stars-- Claiming the Enemy (Pulse #3) by Lauren Hawkeye

Claiming the Enemy? Lordy but it's sexy as all get out and turned me into a reading fiend. I couldn't put this one down. Dishes? Laundry? Pffft they sure weren't happening until I finished that last page.

The quick of it is that Piper, well, she got herself a fake boyfriend...on accident. See she was trying to avoid an obnoxious ex and kinda joined her boss and his mama by sitting down at their lunch table. And crazy of crazy things...he went along with the act. They've rubbed each other a spot wrong at work but damn if desire didn't rise hard and fast and, well, insistent on being taken care of. So they're gonna fake being a couple. But no getting attached, yall. They will NOT get attached! ::snort::

Ace and Piper were a good time. She has a tendency to say all the wrong thing at all the wrong times and is a bit of a free spirit and he's grumpy as hell and pretty curmudgeonly. And somehow once they stripped out of their scrubs--they're both doctors--and met on neutral territory they totally worked. It was fun watching them figure out that the other was more than they'd thought over the past few weeks when they'd been growling at one another and that they might actually *gasp* like each other.
"Let me make it clear. I don't just want to fuck you. I want to own you." He smiled darkly, wickedly, and her pulse picked up steam yet again.
There's a LOT of nekkid sweaty time. They're scared of getting attached but man they are not one bit shy about hitting the sheets. Or more often the desk at work. It's steamy and definitely kept things exciting. There were some really sweet dates as well that had me melting.
"Sweet Jesus. Why aren't you wearing any underwear?" Grabbing her hips, he lifted her free of the dress pooled around her ankles then made no effort to hide his interest in her center. "Have you been walking around like that all evening?"

God, but catching this controlled man off-guard was just...awesome. She smirked up at him.

"I never wear underwear."

Ace closed his eyes, his jaw working. She eyed him curiously.

"What are you doing?"

He slit open one eye. "Counting to ten. Otherwise I'll push you too far too fast and you'll run screaming in the night. And I can't let you do that before I feel you come on my cock."

Sweet Jesus, indeed.
All in all, Claiming the Enemy was a sizzling good time that'll make your pulse flutter and have you reaching for a fan. It doesn't go too deep--it's a fairly short read-- but it's still pretty nice watching them deal with all that lusty goodness and the complications of working together and healing some of each others hurts along the way.

Piper Dawson has spent a lifetime living by other people’s rules.
She’s worked hard to get what she wants—a residency at her first choice hospital—and no one will ever tie her down again, not even her severe yet incredibly sexy supervisor, Dr. Alexander “Ace” Lennox.

Ace is done with love. He’s had his heart shattered, and he never wants to go there again. But when he’s inexplicably enticed by the sexy, tattooed woman with blue streaks in her hair and a perpetual smile on her lip, he figures that maybe he can keep it to just sex.

The problem? He thrives on control, and Piper dances just around the edges of it.

But when they're together, control is the first thing to go...

Challenges: Pick Your Genre (contemporary) | New to You (series) | Goodreads

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