Fierce Temper (Ozark Magic #2)
Menage Erotic Suspense
Date Published: August 3, 2016
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Tessa Lawson has a secret… actually, she has a few. Not only did she used to be known as adult film star Temper Jazz, but she is also on the run after witnessing a murder and stealing $250K from a drug lord. She moved to Magic to hide, but will she be able to hide her heart?
Milo Livingston has his own demons. His guilt over a horrible accident that injured a friend has left him thinking he doesn’t deserve happiness. He surely doesn’t think that Tessa could ever love him.
When Milo’s friend, DEA Agent Archer Collins comes to town searching for Tessa, the trio’s world is thrown into upheaval. Archer is intent on bringing down the drug cartel responsible for his sister’s death. He never expected to fall in love with the key witness he’s been searching for.
After an attempt is made on Tessa’s life, Milo and Archer join forces to protect the woman they care about. Will both men be able to overcome their own demons and trust Tessa with their hearts? And will their love be enough to protect her from the dangerous people who want her dead?
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Damn, this boy can kiss. A fog of desire filled Tessa’s brain as Archer’s tongue explored her mouth. It was different from how he’d kissed her before. It was raw, honest, as if he was offering himself up to her.
A happy sigh escaped her as Archer pulled away. She started to turn to Milo to kiss him in turn, but Archer scooped her up in his arms and walked toward the stairs.
“What are you doing?” she asked as Milo followed them.
“Pet, we have taken you on pretty much every surface in this house, but for some reason, we rarely end up in the bedroom,” Milo answered. “I don’t want you to be uncomfortable right now. You’re hurt.”
“I’m not hurt.” Her lower lip jutted out in a dramatic pout. He was right how they had christened every room, though. The California King bed that currently dominated the master bedroom still proved to be a little small when they really started getting creative. It was good for sleeping, though. She’d never slept better in her life than she did when she was cuddled in between the two of them.
“I don’t mind being in other rooms in the house. The rug in the study is nice and fluffy. It’s much easier on my knees than the rug in the great room,” she mused.
A chuckle rumbled in Archer’s chest as he reached the top of the stairs. The way he could carry her all over without even breathing hard was downright impressive.
“You’ve had a rough day, baby.” His kiss landed on the top of her head. “We won’t make you get on your knees.”
“What? You don’t understand. I have to be on my knees for what I have planned.”
They reached the bedroom, and Archer sat her on the edge of the bed, stepping back to stand in front of her. Milo stood next to him, and both men crossed their arms over their chests, looking like gorgeous gods. The only thing that would make them even sexier is if they would take their damn clothes off. And if they would get rid of those disapproving frowns. What was that about?
“What exactly do you mean what you have planned?” The dark tone of Milo’s voice sent a thrill through her. All it took was him using his Dom voice to make her melt.
“Is that how this works, baby?” Archer stared down at her, his hooded eyes darkening to that rich caramel color.
Well, hell. She hadn’t really been thinking about rules when she’d made her plan. “Well, I … um, no … Masters.” They both stepped closer, and she felt her breath quicken. Her face was even with the large bulge in Milo’s jeans, and she had to bite her lip as her mouth started to water. Archer’s cock also looked to be noticeably straining against his jeans.
Milo’s large hand was surprisingly gentle when he reached out to stroke her cheek with the backs of his knuckles. She reached out automatically, and Archer took her hand. It seemed as though she didn’t feel complete unless she was touching both of them.
“You tend to get your way outside of the bedroom.” Milo threaded his fingers through her hair. “But in the bedroom, we make the rules.”
Tessa raised her eyes to meet his. “In the bedroom, on the kitchen counter, on the rug in front of the fireplace. Humph. That hardly seems fair.” The words were out of her mouth before she’d really even thought about it. She immediately regretted it when Milo’s thick fingers clenched in her hair. The quick bite of pain made her gasp, even as she felt the heat grow between her legs.
“I think that’s enough backtalk, pet. Over my knee.”
Fierce Temper is a fabulous ménage romance that had me gripped from start to finish. There is plenty of emotion, passion, suspense, intrigue and danger - this book has it all. The three main characters are all very well drawn and have lots of depth to them. I was especially drawn to the heroine Tessa, she was both tough and vulnerable, you can't help but like her and feel for her after everything she'd been through. This is the second book in the Ozark Magic series, but it also works well as a standalone - I hadn't read the first book but I followed the story with no problem.
Tessa Lawson is a former porn star who's on the run from a dangerous drugs lord after she witnessed a brutal murder. Handsome barman Milo has flirted with Tessa for months but she's trying to protect her heart so she keeps him at arms length. Archer is a DEA agent who was in the armed forces with Milo and he's come to town searching for Tessa so he can put the man responsible for his sister's death behind bars. The trio is thrown together when Tessa's past catches up with her. Can the men protect Tessa? And can they win her heart?
This book is a real roller coaster ride, with lots of dips, turns, highs and lows - I literally couldn't put it down! I loved the author's writing style and the way she brought the story together, I'll definitely be reading more of her work in the future. Fierce Temper receives five big stars.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
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