See Me (Phoenix #4) by Stacey Kennedy
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In the Phoenix club, fantasies come to life, but he wants her for real, and he’ll do anything to prove it in this deliciously sexy romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.
Lottie Harlow spends her days as a dog walker and her nights losing herself in wild fantasies at Phoenix, a members-only, voyeuristic sex club in New York City. Her anonymous existence is precisely planned. She must lay low, or risk facing the consequences of her family’s criminal past. She’s a ghost, and she likes it that way. But detective Hunt Walker is determined to uncover her secrets…
Hunt has always loved his nights at Phoenix, but they’re no longer enough. He wants more. He wants a relationship. He wants Lottie. He’s wanted her for years. The only problem? Lottie keeps him at a careful distance, never letting him get too close, ignoring the sizzling heat burning between them. He knows she’s intrigued by him, but she’s scared. He just can’t figure out why… But when enemies from her past come seeking revenge for her family’s deal gone wrong, Lottie’s secrets are revealed, and so is the explosive passion they’ve been fighting.
Soon, lust leads the way to love, but when Lottie’s brothers start threatening her, the line between right and wrong is blurred. Hunt becomes torn between his duty to his badge and his need to keep Lottie safe. But he’ll only get one chance to prove to Lottie that she’s worth fighting for… and that their love is worth the risk.
I adore Ms. Kennedy’s romances and book 4 in the Phoenix series doesn’t disappoint. I couldn’t wait to read Hunt and Lottie’s story after falling in love with Kieran and Hazel in Save Me.
Lottie Harlow is not who she claims to be. For seven years, Lottie has hidden out in New York City after fleeing her deadly Chicago crime family after an unforgivable incident. Established in her new life as a dog walker and a featured guest at the Phoenix sex club, she has created her own new family of friends for whom she would do anything…even protect them from her past that has come back as a vengeance.
But one Hunt Walker, a determined and yummy homicide detective, can read Lottie like a book and has waited patiently for many years for her to tell him about her secrets. After the break-in in her apartment, he will get the answers, even if he has to withhold the passion he has held back for years. But it seems her life is being threatened and when he finds out the reason, he and her New York family don’t hesitate to come to her rescue.
Ms. Kennedy’s books intrigue me because her romances start in the middle of the love story. In this case, Hunt’s patience is commendable considering he watches Lottie at the sex club with everyone, but him. He knows she’s keeping him at arm’s length because she’s afraid of something and boy, can this sexy man spot her lies a mile away. I love Hunt’s sweet tortuous ways to coax out her story and his resolute trust and understanding of her extremely sad past. This protective man is a keeper. Lottie is extremely brave to escape from a deadly and dangerous past. She has tried to keep Hunt away because of her deep feelings for him and her selfless need to keep him safe both personally and professionally. But when her evil brother finds her, she realizes her terrible mistake in putting her whole new New York family in peril. She must turn herself in to the police to help Hunt and put a stop to the threats to everything she holds dear. Don’t worry, it’s a happy ending with the good guys prevailing and the bad guys getting their just desserts.
With a lot of passion, a little suspense, and much love and protectiveness among friends, this contemporary romance is so enjoyable. This book series is extremely fulfilling with the supportive cast of characters. I have only read two of the books and they read well as standalones, but I recommend one read this series from the start to get the full effect of the friendships and the love between the characters.
Thank you to Ms. Kennedy for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stacey Kennedy is a USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romances full of heat, heart, and happily ever afters. With over 50 titles published, her books have hit Amazon, B&N, and Apple Books bestseller lists.
Stacey lives with her husband and two children in southwestern Ontario—in a city that’s just as charming as any of the small towns she creates. Most days, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors with her family or venturing into the forest with her horse, Priya. Stacey’s just as happy curled up indoors, where she writes surrounded by her lazy dogs. She believes that sexy books about hot cowboys or alpha heroes can fix any bad day. But wine and chocolate help too.
Stacey absolutely loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.