Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Little Harmless Addiction by Melissa Schroeder

Title:  A Little Harmless Addiction
Author: Melissa Schroeder
My Rating: B

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Harmless #5
Main Characters: Kai & Jocelyn
Release Date: June 2011
Publisher: Samhain
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $3.44
Borders- $4.39
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Falling in love might not be the smart thing, but it might be the one thing they both need. 

Harmless, Book 5

Jocelyn Dupree has come to Hawaii to heal. After a horrific experience with her last boss, she is on the mend and ready to start again. She is focused on rebuilding her life and her career as a pastry chef. She definitely doesn’t need a man in her life, or so she thinks.

Kai Aiona has always been the guy to mend a broken heart. Unfortunately, the last heart that was broken was his. He has sworn off damaged women, but he can’t resist Jocelyn’s sad eyes, not to mention her determination to succeed. 

One little date turns into several and soon, Jocelyn finds herself easily addicted to Kai’s sensual nature. Resisting him becomes impossible, but Jocelyn isn’t ready to trust completely. When Kai discovers she hasn’t been telling him everything, Jocelyn is left with two choices: trust her heart, or let the one man she has ever loved go.

My Review:
Kai & Jocelyn have both just come off of devastatingly bad relationships so neither one of them them is anxious to jump back into the dating waters. But sometimes chemistry and hearts simply won't listen to what the head says.

While this book was still very good, it didn't have the suspense or the BDSM that the other ALH books have featured, which is totally okay. I still really enjoyed Kai & Jocelyn's romance. What made it even better was the high visibility of the other characters that we have grown to love from the previous ALH books. That was definitely my favorite part of this book.

I liked how in this book both Kai and Jocelyn fight their growing attraction to each other. While neither one really wants to become involved, they just can't seem to help themselves. They are like two magnets that keep pulling together.

Another great element to this book is the influence from the family members. I loved Jocelyn's relationship with Kai's dad. I think that he loves her (in a totally different way) just as much as Kai does and he sees that they are a good thing together and is really encouraging the relationship. Then on the other side is Chris (Jocelyn's brother and hero from ALHP) who has seen Kai as a player and does NOT want him to get involved with or hurt Jocelyn. On this side of the story line, I love how Cynthia pushes Chris to look at things with the correct perspective (she's so good with him.)

While following a slightly different format, this book was still a great addition to the A Little Harmless series. And now I am out of books in this series, so I need Melissa Schroeder to start writing faster...hehe! 


Julie said...

Hmm... While this one sounds alright, it sounds like the one I'd like the least. I hope she is writing more books for you to read Christi, because goodness knows you don't have anything else to tide you over. ;p

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Ok so this time I decided to read through all the reviews and just say something here. This series sounds great and I really enjoyed the majority of the book covers. I might have to try out book one and see how I feel about it. Hmmm...sounds like you are really enjoying the series though since you are out of books to read and want the author to write fast. LOL. If only it were that easy for them.