Alta Hensley, you've done it again. We had a little taste of Spiked Roses in the Royally Mine Anthology novella, this time we have a full blown steamy story. From the moment his character appears in the book Kenneth Saxon has me hooked. His powerful presence and natural dominance makes him the epitome of an Alpha male.He along with his other rich as sin buddies own Spiked Roses, a gentleman's club that knows no bounds. Anita is a young woman from no-where Nevada trudging on with the lonely life she knows best. Until one little old lady gives her the push she needs to get out and live a better life.New Orleans and Spiked Roses are the eye opener she never say coming and so to is Kenneth. After getting in over her head at one of the clubs legendary parties Anita high-tails back to Nevada. On hearing of the trouble brewing Kenneth takes it upon himself to go fetch her and bring her back to face the music. What follows is a road trip to beat them all. It's a battle of wills between our leading pair and what happens when boiling tempers flair?? An explosion, an explosion so hot and steamy it has the pair not only batting each other but also themselves. This is such a well written duet POV that i couldn't stop turning the pages to see where Alta was taking me next. I can't wait to see which Bastards story is next
I liked this book as much as I disliked it, yeah I know confusing, right? The start had me engaged from the first word and I LOVED Kenneth's alpha strong nonsense character but I didn't like how after the contract (trying to leave out spoilers here) he did a complete 180 and mentioned the "L" word, (for me) it truly was bizarre and often I couldn't tell if day/s or week/s had passed. And where was the scene were Anita took Kenneth to meet Verdie? The details throughout were a little lacking, thus the confusion. Anita's character was good but she tended to change her mind too much.
I do recommend this author as I have read her other books and it wouldn't surprise me to find that I'm in the minority in my review. I'm picky and a harsh review but I also saw more potential in the story.