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Attorney Roman Reeves not only commands a courtroom, but he dominates in the bedroom as well. Shrugging off his suit at night, Roman lets his alter ego—aka Ruthless—come out to play. And “play” for this uber-sexy, part-time stripper, means indulging his baser desires, engaging in a very particular type of kink. While Roman has nothing against relationships in theory, his sexual proclivities don’t translate well into long-term commitments. And that’s perfectly fine with Roman, who seeks nothing more than a single encounter with any given woman. But Roman has one steadfast rule—he never messes around with friends of friends. That is, until Addison Paige enters the scene.
Addison Paige is a newbie attorney, striving to make her mark in the male-dominated field of law. She’s a determined, workaholic wild-cat, and the BFF to Jane Wendall. Thanks to Addison’s matchmaking interference, Jane is now helplessly in love with Chance Danvers, who just happens to be best friends with Roman. In fact, Roman and Chance are part owners of a strippers-for-hire business that they started back in college. With just one look at Roman, who’s sporting his stripper persona Ruthless, Addison can’t stop lusting after the tattooed hottie. Knowing that Roman considers her off-limits, just seems to fuel Addison’s desire further, and a game of cat and mouse quickly ensures. Tempted and pushed to their limits, rules are soon forgotten, and they each lose themselves in a moment of unbridled and salacious sex.
Fast forward several weeks, and Roman finds himself still unable to shake Addison from his thoughts. Why that is, he hasn’t a clue. But fantasizing about Addison isn’t helping Roman to concentrate on work. So imagine his shock, when the woman starring in all his latest fantasies, suddenly turns up in his office as a new attorney hire. Shoving his lustful thoughts aside, Roman and Addison agree to act professionally, both determined to create a successful working relationship. But it isn’t long before sparks begin to fly, and Roman is enticing Addison down a sexual path she never imagined traveling.
Roman and Addison’s sexual chemistry not only sizzles, it’s simply off the charts! But more than that, their characters are likeable and endearing. Addison, in particular, is strong, capable and confident. She doesn’t back down from a fight and goes after what she wants. She’s self-assured, which enables her to show her vulnerability, especially when opening herself up to Roman in ways she never dreamed possible. Roman, on the other hand, admires Addison’s spit-fire attitude and revels in her career accomplishments. While he might crave a woman who submits to his desires in the bedroom, he enjoys her challenging personality in all other aspects of their lives.
Although “Ruthless” is the second book in Gina Maxwell’s Playboys in Love series, it can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. And while the first book (“Shameless”) was good, in my opinion, “Ruthless” is definitely better! I look forward to getting my hands on Austin and Liam’s stories sometime in the future!!