by Nina Croft
Series: Babysitting a Billionaire #2
Published by Entangled: Brazen Release date : April 28th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
She’s a challenge he can’t resist.
Hollywood heartthrob Zachary Hunter loves women—as long as they don’t want more than a little fun in the bedroom. When his most recent movie stirs up the wrong kind of attention, the kind that includes an attempt on his life, he hires a friend’s company to locate the threat. The pint-sized redhead assigned to protect him isn’t what he expects—or wants. Worse, he can’t take his eyes off of her.
After ten years in the army, Danielle Sinclair knows how to handle men. With a new security gig to pass the time until she’s cleared to return to the military, she’s figures her sexy new client will be easy to manage. And then he opens his gorgeous mouth, and she can’t decide whether to kiss him or kill him. His sex appeal may tempt her into his bed, but his sexist attitude is unbearable, and she’s going to make him eat every single word…
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Out of Control is just the light romance I needed. Which, is what I expect from a Brazen. A quick, sexy & steamy, yet predictable read that left me with a content sigh.
I didn’t realize at first signed up for the tour that this was the second book in he Babysitting a Billionaire series. But don’t worry, it can be read as a standalone.
What I loved about this one was how the female main character, Dani, was the tough, bad ass protector. She is a soldier, injured during one of her tours in Afghanistan. Working for a private security detail until she is cleared for re-enlistment, she meets her new client; the sexy Zach. Zach, a famous author and now a target on his back, has an unmistakable attraction to Dani that he can’t seem to shake. With her blasé attitude, he works to build down her walls.
Dani is sassy and fun. She has a fear of losing the ones she loves, so she keeps people at arm’s length to protect herself. Her past is sad, and I can see why she would keep others away. Zach too, has a fear of commitment but for other reasons. These two were very good together, but yet had were different in so many ways. Zach was hard to like at first, because he did seem a little sexist, but I think it was more his pride more than anything.
Although overall, I did enjoy this, I didn’t feel the usual sexual tension build up for these two. Their relationship starts off physical at first, leaving that anticipation for the “first time” a little anticlimactic. Also, we get into the reasons behind both their insecurities, but it wasn’t deep enough to sate my curiosity.
I really enjoyed Out of Control. I loved the role switch, and contrary to popular belief, I do like sweet & steamy romances every once in a while. I recommend it!