Monday, February 15, 2016

Taking the Score by Kate Meader

Title: Taking the Score
Author: Kate Meader
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Tall, Dark, and Texan #2
Main Characters: Brody and Emma
Release Date: February 2016
Publisher: Entangled
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…

Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.

Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma.

Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.
My Review:
I completely and thoroughly fell in love with this story. Everything about it just worked perfectly for me. 

Emma is a reformed bad girl. After one too many life lessons, she's put that tattooed wild child away, hidden under frumpy, shapeless clothes and her tight bun. But her little sister got into a bit of trouble and Emma has taken it upon herself to take care of it while her sister gets healthy. That means she's moonlighting at a strip club as a waitress, but when her debt isn't getting paid off as quickly as needed, the owner insists she up her job description and add in lap dances. Of course, because you know there is no way this is going to work out well for her, the first lap dance she has to give is to her tightly coiled boss.

Brody hasn't gotten laid in six months...not since his fiancee left him. As a result he's been a bit more cranky than usual. That isn't being helped by his unexplainable fantasies about his plain, mousy assistant. So when a client wants to have a little fun, you can imagine Brody's reaction to seeing that assistant in her barely there clothes that leave nothing to the imagination. Immediately Brody's possessive/protective side comes out to play and he buys her for the night. O.o

I seriously loved these characters. They are both hiding under a facade of calm, implacable, staid-ness, when the truth is the farthest thing from that. These two are both extremely passionate and they definitely bring that out in one another. They are explosive together and their sex scenes are some of the hottest that I think I've ever read. This story and the connection between these two was so good. But there was so much to love about them beyond their relationship too. Emma is one of these people who has made something out of herself out of pure determination and grit. And to make it even better, she's amazing at her job...and is even better at being a person. She's sacrificed everything for her sister. Then there's Brody who is so smart and sexy in his glasses and his serious composure, but he's a beast in bed...LOVED that dichotomy. Emma and he are PERFECT together in every way. 

This is a trilogy about three men who own Score Properties. This is the second book in the series and it works perfectly well as a stand alone. I haven't read book #1, but I plan to now as well as #3 when it comes out. 

I HIGHLY recommend this one. It's in the running for one of my favorite reads for the year.

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

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