Phew, this series! 🙂
This time, all bets are off…
Penelope Carson loves to steal clients from Will Reaver. Yet something in her business nemesis’s icy blue eyes makes Penelope…nervous. It certainly doesn’t help that the man is the living embodiment of a Norse god. A controlled, powerful Norse god. Which she really should have remembered before she made a bet with him—because losing means becoming Will’s personal submissive for a week. There’s nothing Will would like more than to have Penelope kneeling before him in complicit submission, her fiery dark eyes inviting him in. Challenging him. But their bet takes Will and Penelope deeper than either of them have ever been. Where control is an illusion, and boundaries are pushed aside. And where hearts become the stakes in a game that neither Dominant nor submissive can win…
Lucky, lucky Penelope.
Oh my goodness.
This series just keeps on getting steamier–and after the last one, I wouldn’t have been sure that would be possible! A bet gone wrong–or maybe it went very, very right–brings the two business rivals together for a week at Serve. Only they might not want it to end after a week.
Or maybe they do.
No, they don’t.
Yes! No. Yes! No…(intersperse their internal arguments with lots and lots of smexy scenes.)
A huuuge chunk of this book is the “scenes” between the two. When they’re not doing that, they’re obsessing more than a little about each other, doing a (very little) bit of work, and trying to convince themselves that they can’t possibly have a chance as a couple. Pen’s sure she’s much too busy trying to keep her family business going, and Will (like both of his siblings) has some major relationship issues thanks to his mother having left them all years ago. When the drama comes, it’s big—but resolved pretty quickly, considering. Overall this is a fairly short book—heavy on the “scenes”, which get pretty intense, and somewhat lighter on the plot—but I didn’t really mind.
The pages practically turned themselves, I tell you.
The next book (at least I hope it will be next!) is hinted at—Garrett and Will’s sister Sara obviously has something going on behind the scenes of this one. I can’t wait to see where Ms. Robert is going with her story…
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.