REVIEW – CAN’T GET ENOUGH (The Original Heartbreakers #6) by Gena Showalter

SYNOPSIS

New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale, featuring a rough, tough bad boy brought to his knees by… a kindergarten teacher?

The king of one-night stands…
To inherit–and destroy–his father’s business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a wife. The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements. Women are sweet, but vengeance will be sweeter. Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for—sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible.

The queen of the deep freeze…
After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships. But still she longs for a child of her own. Turns out, the brawler who frightens her with only a glance is the answer to her problems. She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it’s time to divorce. Even if she’s pregnant.

A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience…
As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession. Will the former commitment-phobe convince his wife they’re better off together, or will she pack her bags and go?

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Truth was truth, and he finally understood his obsession with her. He’d loved her at moment one, when his heart had known what his mind had not. She’s my other half.

 

 

CAN’T GET ENOUGH is my third read in ”The Original Heartbreakers” series and it’s hands down my FAVORITE!!First of all, that cover—it’s visually STUNNING!! I will admit without any shame that I can appreciate a good Harlequin romance with some cheesy dialogue and a guaranteed sugary sweet happily ever after–this book delivered and then some! The story’s pace was perfect and the chemistry between Brock and Lyndie was explosive! What I appreciated, even more, was the fact that the story didn’t drag out any unnecessary drama with the psychotic villains which I felt took some of the enjoyment factors away from the previous books. The steam is off the charts hot in this one but the wait to get to the schmexy nearly killed me!! Overall I can’t complain because when Brock and Lyndie give in to their desires it was so worth the long and tortuous wait!!

 

 

Lyndie’s been having baby fever since both of her best friends are pregnant and have found their true loves. While she’s not at all looking to be tied down to another man since she’s still traumatized by the abuse she suffered at the hands of her deceased ex-husband, Lyndie is yearning for a baby of her own. There’s only one man she wants to help with her situation and it’s the man who’s been the star of all her naughty fantasies—Brock Hudson. He’s known to be a man whore and not the type to want to be tied down to a monogamous relationship and that actually works for Lyndie because she wants to raise her baby on her own.

 

 

Just when she decides that she’s going to proposition Brock, he shows up at her house and offers her a shocking proposition of his own. Brock’s father has just passed and has left him practically everything including the family’s billion-dollar corporation, with the stipulation that he marries a woman who will bring love and light back into Brock’s life. His father failed Brock time and again when he was younger by not being around to protect him from his witch of a mother who was mentally and physically abusive. In this respect, Lyndie and Brock are kindred spirits. They’ve both lost a bit of their self-worth at the hands of unloving and cruel parental figures. In a gesture to make amends, Brock’s father was hoping to ensure his son lived out the rest of his life being happy and loved by a good woman. So Brock proposes marriage to Lyndie and promises that it should only be for a couple of months while he’s able to sort out the family business and that in return he would give her a million dollars. Lyndie rejects his offer to pay her the million dollars but does agree to go through with the marriage so long as he fathers her child.

 

 

 

 

Brock is stunned and not at all sure he wants to be a father but Lyndie assures him that she doesn’t want him to have any role in the upbringing of their child. This, however, doesn’t bring relief to Brock. Deep down he feels a pang in his heart because even though he’s afraid to admit it, he really wants something more with Lyndie. They come to an agreement and soon become husband and wife. They have a wildly erotic wedding night and I mean even I was getting the vapors, but then Lyndie puts on the brakes and declares that they will not be having sex till she’s ovulating in another two weeks. The waiting and the anticipation was killing them both and myself included! As the days go by the two of them settle in this rhythm and before they know it, they’ve become an integral part of each other’s lives. Now their hearts are invested even though they foolishly thought they could keep emotions out of the equation.

 

 

While it’s plain to see that the couple belongs together, they also clearly have issues that they each need to work out before they can bring anything to their relationship. Lyndie is so driven by her need to be independent that she’s unwilling to make compromises and Brock is so far gone for Lyndie that he holds himself back for fear of scaring her away. You know that this is a Harlequin romance so we are guaranteed an HEA and even though it’s predictable I couldn’t help but love this story!! Pure enjoyment!

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 3
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

CAN’T GET ENOUGH is currently available and it can be read as a standalone! It’s the one book in the series that I would highly recommend.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yVIGXe

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