Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him.
Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession.
Amery Hardwich is one my favorite new heroines, she was full of spunk, attitude and just a touch of innocence that allowed her to be able to embrace all that Ronin Black has to teach her. There was some serious moments of unbelievably sexiness between these two characters.
The little bits of back story we get about both Amery and Ronin build them up and really portray excellent characters. I have no complaints about the storyline, it was well executed and the characters are well fleshed out with just enough mystery surrounding Ronin to keep me hooked and wanting more.
I was a bit disappointed with the ending, I wasn’t expecting the story to end in such a way since I believed this was a beginning of a new series and not the beginning of a two part story. Up until the surprise sudden ending, I was so hooked into this book that I read until three AM and couldn’t put it down. I do look forward to reading the next book and continuing Ronin and Amery’s story.
I do recommend this story, but be prepared for the story to continue in the next book but up until then I do believe that Ronin and Amery will keep you entertained and invested in their story.
I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.
Lorelei James is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Blacktop Cowboys and Rough Riders series as well as the steamy new Mastered series. She lives in the Black Hills of western South Dakota with her family. Visit her online at www.loreleijames.com, www.facebook.com/lorelei-james, and www.twitter.com/loreleijames.
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