Sunday, January 1, 2017

Book Review: BEND (Vegas Heat #1) by Molly McLain

The Hardass

Focused and in control at all times. Most people think I’m a prick—and I’ll be the first to admit that’s probably true. But I’d rather be a take-no-shit cop than the kind of man genetics says I should be. You break the law, you pay the price. I don’t give a damn if you’re the captain’s daughter or the Queen of friggin’ England.

The Princess

I have no patience for the cocky men my father oversees. Or maybe it’s just Sergeant Hardass who gets under my skin. Not only is he sexy as sin, he refuses to cut me a break. And now I have to work with the arrogant jerk.

I shouldn’t want him, but a secret part of me craves his unforgiving edge. He could give me everything I need, but, first, I have to break down his walls.

I have to make him bend.

This isn't the first book that I've read by Molly McLain and it most definitely won't be my last. You want to know why? She writes a badass hero. Every. Time. Great characters will keep me coming back to an author every time!

Since I did love the characters so very much, I want to touch on them first. Well ... not LITERALLY touch ... unless we're talking about Trent ... but I'm married ... and he's nonexistent ... the last part is obviously the bigger issue, right? So anyway ... Trent is this badass, sexy cop that is quite possibly the most irritating man that Kinsey has ever met. Which just makes him that much more attractive, obviously. I was caught between grinning like an idiot at him and being irritated and then grinning again ... it was awesome! McLain made me wish this dude was real so I could hang out with him because I'm sure he would constantly stir the pot and I find that more than amusing. And then Kinsey. Dude. She was a total spitfire. You know how they say kids of a cop or pastor are more wild than other kids? Well, that wasn't really the case most of the time. Except for that one thing ... DAMN. I'll never look at a bathroom the same again. Kinsey was a fabulous character to read because you really never knew what the hell she would say next. Which is exciting!

The story itself was nothing less than what I have come to expect from this author. It kept me entertained and glued to the pages of this book because it just pulled you in. I found myself reading when I should have been moving Beezilbop (our stupid Elf on the Shelf) which left me scrambling all bleary-eyed in the morning trying to race to move him before our youngest monster woke up. But I would do it all over again if I had the chance. There were quite a few twists and turns that I hadn't expected and the story was fairly involved - there was more than one thing going on at once and that made the story move even faster which made me read even faster which made my wonderful experience with this book, END even faster. 

I'm a forever fan of McLain. Can't wait to see what else she has in store for this series because this first one was pretty freaking awesome. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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