I need my fix of ALEXA RILEY's kind of smut romance, book buddies. This week we have PAYING DADDY'S DEBT, and it's sweet and hot, but too short.
Paying Daddy's Debt
Releasing February, 8th
When Ash Carpenter imagines a schoolgirl, the image doesn’t match her. She wears long skirts that are sort of frumpy. Her bulky sweaters hide her shape, and her hair is always in a messy bun. Her tennis shoes are clunky and worn, and there are runs in her thick tights. Her dark-framed glasses hide some of her face…but not all of it. Because he’s caught sight of those ice-blue eyes, and they’ve pierced him to his core.
She walks by his office every day, but one afternoon she’s missing. It’s then Ash finally decides he’s tired of waiting and it’s time to collect what he’s owed. She’ll come with him, because there’s no other choice. She’ll pay her daddy’s debt any way Ash sees fit.
Warning: Oh, honey, this is about to get filthy. If your delicate sensibilities can’t handle the dirty, then step aside for those of us who can. It’s quick, but it’s just the right length, if you know what I mean. *slow wink, elbow nudge, goofy snort*
This is the fastest, most fairy-tale-like insta-love romance I've ever read. The sweetness combined with the dirty will conquer your senses if you're looking for beautiful promises and raunchy intimacy. The couple is made of a dark Prince Charming who makes a seedy pact with a neglecting father to win the innocent damsel and take her to his domain.
I liked the bittersweet tone of the writing as it describes a life of misery that Jasmine (cute name) is struggling to escape from. Then, her freedom and happiness arrive inside a black stallion of a limousine to rescue her from squalor and neglect.
It was very pretty to witness Ash's devotion to her well-being, his words of care and his desire for this soft beauty. It's a very short, but steamy and loving story that takes the fairy tale to the modern world.
I wish it had more chapters before she melts into his embrace, but just because I wanted to dwell a bit longer in this dreamy place.
Have a smutty week, book buddies :o)