Weston by Debra Kayn
4 out of 5 Licks
Four months of working undercover, trying to get the goods on Darryl Archer-an infamous underground drug lord-has taken a toll on Detective Rocki Bangli. When sent on a mission to play fast and loose with the boys from Beaumont Body Shop, Rocki finds herself dealing with Tony Weston, who is far more than she can handle. Yet once her stunt is discovered, her life threatened, and her mom’s safety put at risk, she runs straight to the man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
Tony Weston spotted Rocki a year ago at the police academy and never forgot her. A thousand fantasies and a tattoo later, he finds her working for the baddest man in town. That doesn’t sway him from taking her home after a game of pool for anything goes sex. But when she lies to him, runs off with his dog, and his house gets shot up, he’s determined to get to the bottom of her lies-and take her heart.
I love Debra’s alpha males and the girls who get to claim them, to me that is what make her books so enjoyable and I make sure to get them whenever they come out and thank goodness for NetGalley.
This is book number 2 in the Hard Body series, and even though they do not need to be read in order, I highly recommend it for sheer enjoyment of the read and there are little nuances that better when read together or in order.
In this book, we again, meet Rocki who was seen in book one as she was working undercover to get information on Kage’s criminal uncle. Come to find out, Tony knows exactly who Rocki really is and has been jonesing for her for a year. Then Darrell sends Rocki into spy on the Hard Body gang and tells her basically to get info on them anyway she has to. Tony knowing who Rocki really is sees this as his chance with her. Once Rocki finds out that Darrell has known who she was from the beginning, she runs and Tony finds her and vows to protect her. Little does Rocki realize the person she thought she could trust is not who they seem. As Rocki and Tony go about protecting her and her Mom and sending a trusted friend to jail, they fall for each other hard!
I really enjoy Debra’s writing style and her characters, they are realistic and those Hard Body men are damn sexy, alpha males. The intimate scenes were super hot and well done. I was hooked on this story and did not put it down until I was finished and I cannot wait for the next story in the series, which we get a little of glimpse of what is to come at the end of this story.