I received an ARC copy of Ruthless (Playboys In Love # 2) by Gina L. Maxwell for free from the publisher in return for an honest review
My Three Word Summary:
Steamy, sexy, strong
My thoughts on Ruthless:
I am going to start by talking about the strong points of this book. The female lead is not a push over. Instead, she is a strong female who knows what she wants. I truly appreciate that. she has a sense of humor and is a smart, independent woman who knows what she wants.
Also, the cover is hot and surely got my attention. Well, look at it. What is not to love there?
The story is fast paced, hot, steamy and filled with interesting characters, that kept my attention a lot more than I expected especially considering that this book was written in first-person present-tense narrative.
Which brings me to what I did not like about Ruthless. I really do not like books that are written in this point of view, only very skilled writers (and I have read only about three books so far who executed this technique to my satisfaction), can pull off this technique without taking me out of the story. In this case, this is no difference. I know that this point of view was made popular by the 50 Shades of Grey, but I hated it when it was used there, just as much as I hated it when I read this book.
The potential for a great story with great characters – especially the female lead was there. I truly wished the Author would have used a more conventional way of telling it, and I would have probably given it 5 Stars.
Ruthless is available on Amazon for pre-order, and for sale on January, 30th, 2017
You can find my Goodreads review of this book here
3 out of 5 Stars
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Playboys In Love # 2
Publication Date: January 30th, 2017
People call me Ruthless for a reason.
Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman’s panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.
Until I met her.
She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.
My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.
But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned, it’s time to show her how damn good it feels…to be ruthless