Thursday, February 26, 2015

One Kiss More by Mandy Baxter

Title: One Kiss More
Author: Mandy Baxter
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: U.S. Marshals #2
Main Characters: Emma and Landon
Release Date: February 2015
Publisher: Zebra
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Emma Ruiz knows her father is innocent. But that doesn’t help her convince the law—not even smoking hot U.S. Marshal Landon McCabe. When McCabe bangs on her door demanding information about how her cancer-stricken father escaped from federal prison, she’ll have to distract him somehow—it may as well be with a stolen kiss.

Landon gets why Emma isn’t saying all she knows. What he doesn’t understand is why he’s putting his reputation, his case, and his badge on the line for a gorgeous person of interest. Much as he’d love to, he can’t let Emma play him. The stakes are higher than either of them can guess. The only way to survive is to trust their instincts. But their instincts want more than one kiss…

My Review:
Sizzling chemistry is the key to what makes this story so good. Whoa...I loved watching Landon and Emma together on the page. They are antagonistic, both incredibly smart and witty, and that creates some of the best dialogue sequences and made this book a total joy to read. 

Emma is so smart. I adored her character. She plays at being a flighty socialite but that's all an act for the paparazzi. In reality, she's an incredibly smart and resourceful girl who's incredibly technologically savvy. In the six years since the Department of Justice worked to convict her father of a crime he didn't commit, she's been working to find justice and get a bit of revenge, too. But she didn't bargain for getting in deeper than she could handle and now her father has escaped from prison and the US Marshals are on her doorstep...again...asking questions about her father. At the lead is Landon, the marshal who originally arrested her father. 

And then there's Landon. He comes from big-time money, but walked away from it all to work for the Marshal service. He's completely and truly dedicated to his job, but Emma gets under his skin like no one else. Suddenly he finds that something is worth more to him than his job. He's known for his iron will and self control, but Emma tempts it at every turn and it makes for an incredibly hot, sizzling book that I fell in love with. Seriously, you can feel his lust for her as you read this book. Mandy Baxter did a great job with her mental descriptions and him. I loved this book!

And the book is pretty suspenseful, too. I was shocked where things went in the end with Jeremy, but the way that it all played out worked for me. And once again, I was loving Emma and her steel balls even in the face of some terrifying stuff happening.

Overall, I definitely recommend this one and the first one in the series, One Night More. And now I'm ready for Damien's story...we met him in this book and he's been undercover for a long time. What does that do to a guy? I can't wait to find out!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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