February 2, 2017

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Ruthless (Playboys in Love #2)

Gina Maxwell is a brand new favorite of mine, due solely to her Playboys in Love series. I absolutely loved both Shameless and Ruthless, and now they're both out, so you can check them out for yourselves. Read my review to learn more.

Ruthless (Playboys in Love #2), by Gina Maxwell
Publish Date:
January 30, 2017
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched
Format: e-ARC, provided by the publisher and Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult erotic romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: 5 STARS

(Synopsis) People call me Ruthless for a reason.

Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman's panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.

Until I met her.

She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.

My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.

But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned, it’s time to show her how damn good it feels...to be ruthless.

Oh my goodness - can this series get any better? After reading - and loving - Shameless (Playboys in Love #1), it was a foregone conclusion that I'd be reading Ruthless as soon as I could get my grabby hands on it. I didn't presume to think I'd like it even more. 

Roman "Ruthless" Reeves was introduced in Shameless as one of three BFFs (Chance and Austin are the other two) who all work as strippers on the side and enjoy their own brand of kink. When he's not stripping, Roman is a top-notch lawyer who has earned his nickname by being ruthless in the courtroom.

We also met Addison Paige in Shameless, as she's Jane's BFF and the one who orchestrated Chance's dancing into her life. Now Jane's and Chance's friend circles have blended, which means that Roman has declared Addison off limits, even though he's seriously attracted to her. Addison is my kind of heroine though who doesn't accept that answer and goes after what she wants. It's great thing and it gives them both what they want... until Addison finds herself employed as a junior associate at Roman's law firm. Oopsies.

Have I mentioned how hot this series is? In addition to the boys working through their own issues with love and commitment, they're also searching for women who can accept their brand of kink as well. For Roman, it's menages - specifically, he, Austin and a lucky lady. And, Addison is more than happy to indulge him in that. There are plenty of super hot scenes in Ruthless, which I certainly appreciated.

But, there was also a ton of substance to this book as well. Between their sexual compatibility and the genuinely good time they seem to have together with their clothes on, Roman starts to get freaked out because he likes Addison so much, and in his past, women who he likes try to change him, when he's happy the way he is. Meanwhile, Addison has learned to be second best in all things. No one has ever picked her to be the most important thing. And she's hoping with everything she has that Roman will be the guy that puts her first.

Gina Maxwell is an incredible writer. She includes the perfect blend of funny, sexy (Roman is a fantastic dirty talker), and emotional in her stories so that it's wonderfully balanced. I feel like I got a little bit of everything I needed in Ruthless, which makes for a great book.

We got a little hint at what's to come with Austin's book, and I have a feeling it's going to be extreme. I can't freaking wait.

Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.

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steph y said...

Thanks for the introduction to this 9. I'll have to check out the first book in the series.

Edye Nicole said...

I think it is nice! :)