Bestselling author Devon Hartford brings you another scorching hot and scandalous standalone romance.
SOME SECRETS ARE TOO HARD TO KEEP
The night the EMTs rolled Lion Maxwell into my ER turned my life upside down.
Although he was bloody and battered from defending his title as the WMAA’s reigning cruiserweight champion, his cocky grin lit up the room.
And every cell in my body.
Our fiery chemistry was off the charts.
The ER staff sensed it.
Lion’s entourage and his drooling groupies sensed it too.
If the two of us had been alone, I might have done something entirely unprofessional and completely unethical right there in the exam room. But I was his attending physician. A sexual or romantic relationship with him was grounds for my termination or worse, revoking my medical license. I wouldn’t risk my career on a moment of passion. It didn’t stop that arrogant caveman from doing everything he could to get me into his hospital bed.
After denying his advances for weeks, the last thing I expected were the wild nights he would be spending in my bed.
It was supposed to be nothing more than a secret fling.
I knew it couldn’t last.
He was still my patient.
What we were doing was wrong.
If anyone found out, it could ruin my life.
But we couldn’t let go.
We were bound to each other on some primal level that consumed us.
Sometimes love is tragic.
Sometimes two people aren’t meant to be together.
But sometimes, two people overcome all adversity and build a love that lasts forever.
I knew deep in my heart that Lion Maxwell could be my happily ever after.
As long as we kept our love a secret.
I wish I’d known that some secrets are too hard to keep…
Jill's Review: 5 Stars
(I was given this book as ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Why did I give this book 5 stars? Well let’s see…
The character names were unique, Brigid Flanagan and Lion Maxwell. I always love when the characters have names that suit their demeanor. Brigid is a workaholic, sexually starved and witty. Lion is slightly hot headed, creative and funny.
I loved the easy banter between the two from the beginning to end of this book. It was vulgar, funny and full of innuendos which made it seem more real. There was no shame in talking about sex no matter how embarrassed Brigid was from time to time. There were times I literally laughed out loud.
The fact that Brigid gave into her needs/wants and ignored the “rules” made her human. And Lion having a softer/creative side was surprising. Who knew a man named Lion would love cats(that wasn’t as surprising to be honest, with the name Lion?)?! Let’s face it, any man that has open dialogue with his cats is awesome! My favorite was Aslan. Just throwing that out there!
And while I don’t like spoilers (so I’ll keep this brief) I have to give a shout out to the relationship Lion builds with Daniel (Brigid’s son) and the challenges that go along with that whole situation. It hit close to home and I enjoyed this addition immensely.
Finally, I can’t ignore the smut factor of this book. Because we all love a good smut-fest from time to time! Who am I kidding, we love that all of the time! And Hartford didn’t disappoint! From the description of the character’s appearances to the scenes themselves, drool worthy.
This was my first time reading Hartford’s work and I’m sure not the last.
Devon Hartford is a dude who writes romantic comedies because he likes to laugh as much as he likes to love.
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