Emergency Attraction by Samanthe Beck
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Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on April 17, 2017
Ten years ago when Shane Maguire chose the Marines as his escape from some trouble of his own making, he only regretted one thing—leaving Sinclair Smith behind. Despite his best intentions, she ended up as the one that got away. Now he’s back, determined to reclaim everything he gave up, including Sinclair.
Sinclair is immune to Shane’s charms. She’s immune to stolen kisses behind the gym. And she’s definitely immune to that maneuver he did in the back seat of his car… Okay, maybe her hormones are susceptible, but she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises.
When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting…
“Not a mark on the car.”
Shane turned and walked back to where Sinclair stood with her skirt caught in the car door. “Or you?”
Her chin came up as he drew near. “That goes without saying.”
“Does it?” He dropped his gaze, and took a slow tour of some territory he’d once been intimately familiar with, starting at her bare shoulders and continuing to where satiny skin disappeared beneath blue silk. “I remember finding some extremely creative places to leave marks.” He ran his finger along the neckline of her dress. “So you wouldn’t get in trouble. You didn’t need to be as cautious with me.”
“I”—she broke off and swallowed—“I don’t remember…”
Oh, yeah. She remembered. He took the gift bag out of her hand and set it on the roof of the Mercedes. “I’ll let you in on a little secret, Sinclair.”
“What?” The word barely qualified as a whisper.
“I’m still extremely creative.” With that, he dropped to his knee, and peered behind her.
Her hand smacked his shoulder. “What are you doing?”
“Seeing if I can find a creative solution to your little predicament.” The position gave him an up-close look at the tangle of her skirt in the car door, the torn seam that rendered the dress un-wearable—he turned his head slightly—aaand the tiny, lacy, black panties that left mouthwatering portions of her ass bare to his view. Without doing any sort of motive check, he let his cheek brush the smooth flesh.
Muscles quivered in response. The hand on his shoulder switched to the top of his head, but she didn’t push him away. He trailed his lips across her thigh, automatically following the line of her panties where it hugged her hip and arrowed around front.
Her shuddery exhale triggered his inhale. Her scent stormed his senses, achingly familiar, and dangerously arousing. The molecules infiltrated his brain, coated the back of his throat, and left him dizzy from need. Balancing before her on both knees, taking a hip in each hand, he slowly closed in on the sheer triangle covering the prize.
He took another hungry inhale. The tip of his nose skimmed the lace. “Yes?”
Those slim fingers slid down until her palm cupped the back of his head. Her thighs parted.
A car alarm shattered the silence and broke the spell lust and memories had woven around them. She jerked away, shoved her skirt down, and glared at him. “That’s not part of our deal.”
He stood, intentionally taking up the space she’d tried to carve out for herself. “Don’t kid yourself, Sinclair. That’s always been part of our deal.”
I can always count on Samanthe Beck for a hot, sexy read that I can’t put down. No matter what the summary says, I always download everything she writes and if you are a fan of contemporary romance and haven’t read her, I highly recommend you drop everything and do it now.
Emergency Attraction is book 3 in a companion series that I completely missed for some reason. I will tell you that you can absolutely read these out of order and still be fine. I have already downloaded the first two and will be reading them once I catch up with my other review books.
I love second chance love stories for the most basic of reasons… I love when characters have a history and a past and that allows for so much backstory and Shane and Sinclair certainly have that and more. Ten years ago, Shane left town with only one regret… leaving Sinclair Smith behind. He had his reasons for going, but never truly explained them to Sinclair. Now he’s back and he’s determined to get back everything he gave up… including Sinclair.
Sinclair on the other hand doesn’t trust Shane one bit and certainly doesn’t forgive him for leaving her behind, but she needs his help and despite breaking promises to her in the past, she needs him to keep the one that will help save her property.
I really enjoyed both Shane and Sinclair. Shane, the bad boy who is forced to join the military, but finds not only a mentor there, but that it was the one thing that saved him. He’s back stronger, more self-assured and determined. But Sinclair didn’t just sit around and lament the life she could have had with him, instead she found her own passions and success.
There’s no denying that Beck can build amazing connections between characters and the chemistry between these two was off the charts. Sweet, sexy and fun is the only way to describe these two. The banter was wonderful and the relationship growth was just perfectly done for me.
Overall, another excellent read from Samanthe Beck that just solidifies her name on my auto-buy list!
Thank you to the publisher for an early copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.