HIT THE SPOT (Dirty Deeds, #2) by J. Daniels
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD
4.5 FEELS LIKE FOREVER CROWNS
J. Daniels has hit the mark again! With swoon-worthy heroes, ridiculously sexy banter, and a sassy heroine, Hit the Spot is sure to be another smash hit for this incredibly talented author.
The banter, the wit, and the charm, that radiates off of Jamie drives Hit the Spot. His dedication to and adoration of Tori will absolutely win readers over and makes them completely forget about his playboy ways and causing hearts to swoon. And his mouth, lord, oh lord, his dirty, dirty mouth will have windows steaming up all over the place. I swear J. Daniels has perfected the art of creating these perfect alpha heroes that are dominate but have enough heart to melt readers’ insides.
Tori is sass, and I love a sassy heroine. She resists Jamie out of fear, fear of his reputation, of being hurt by him, and on being damaged from previous relationships. Her struggle and her pain make the reader sympathetic to her plights, and when she goes to seek comfort after a tumultuous encounter, readers’ hearts will break for her. This act is the impetus for the relationship and really where readers get to see Tori for who she is, a woman embracing what she needs and no longer being weighed down by fear.
The back and forth between these two, their “game”, all plays into the obvious chemistry between these two. Without ever touching each other, Jamie and Tori have this energy that sizzles, and when they final get together it ignites a flame that cannot be doused.
Hit the Spot is in the J. Daniels’s world, a relatively slow burn. There is a lot of back and forth between Jamie and Tori, and a good portion of the novel is spent on the pursuit of a relationship. There is enough wit and sexual tension though to keep the reader entertained, and this part of the novel, Jamie’s continual hit on her soft spot, makes the reader fall in love with Jamie, making readers root for his wooing of Tori. Once Tori is able to let her guard down and trust in Jamie, all bets are off, and Jamie and Tori unleashed is epic. The intimacy between the sheets is combustible, and the emotional intimacy they develop leads to the authenticity of their relationship. It is clear at all times, that this is more than just getting into Tori’s bed, but, as readers know, actions speak louder than words, and Jamie’s actions leave no doubt of his intentions. The conflict of the story comes rather late in the plot structure, and while the reader wants to be mad over the irrational reaction of a certain character, the way J. Daniels develops the character, readers can’t be. The insecurities and uncertainties of this character completely align with the reaction, and so, while the readers may dislike and be frustrated with the reaction, they can understand it and the motivation behind it. The resolution of this story is everything readers will hope few, and J. Daniels delivers a happy ending that will hit every readers “soft”.
J. Daniels has once again delivered a sexy romance that speaks to the kind of love readers all want, adventurous, passionate, romantic, and consuming. Jamie and Tori’s story encapsulates all of this, and readers will have no choice but to become enraptured with their love story, secretly making them wish for their own Jamie. I swear this woman can do no wrong when it comes to the written word, and Hit the Spot and the characters Jamie and Tori and just another example of everything I love about this author and her stories.
Additional note: I am very intrigued by where this story is going to go next. I thought I knew, but J. Daniels threw a little twist there at the end, so well played, Ms. Daniels. Let the book-stalking commence.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Is this love or just a game?
Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he’s around, she’s determined not to be another meaningless hookup.
Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won’t admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it’s time for Jamie to raise the stakes.
Jamie promises that soon Tori won’t just want him in her bed, she’ll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he’s found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what’s happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?
This book can be read as a stand-alone.
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Tori slapped the counter and gained everyone’s attention when she started yelling, “I did not run you over, Jamie! Jesus Christ! Quit spreading lies about me!”
“It ain’t lies if it’s true!” I yelled back, glaring at her.
A laugh bubbled in her throat. She tilted her head and stuck her hand on her hip. “Please. I’m sure you’re still able to bang everything with a pulse, as usual, which means you’re fine. Get over it, and grow some balls. I cried less when I watched Bambi the first time.”
“Who’s hungry?” Syd asked nonchalantly, moving behind her friend to round the island and stand near the stove.
I ignored her question because, what the fuck? Grow some balls?
“I gotta pair, babe,” I told Legs, reaching down and palming my shit. “You should know since you’ve been all up on ’em the past nine months.”
She rolled her eyes. “You’re disgusting.”
I felt my mouth twitch.
And that was when, for some fucked up reason, I reverted back to my old ways with Tori Rivera, forgetting all about how much I fucking hated her and instead going full-on, hell-bent determined to get an admission out of that smart-ass mouth.
“You want it,” I countered, tipping my chin up.
She wasn’t expecting that. No more than I was. It threw her off.
Her shoulders pulled back and her lips parted.
Then, maybe to cover her tell, or maybe she didn’t have control over what was flying out of her mouth either, I didn’t know, but she brought her other hand to her hip, glared at me with heat flashing in her eyes, tipped forward, and shot back with attitude, “You want it.”
Well shit. This was new. Legs was challenging me and she was doing it flirting. There was no doubt in my mind.
“Sorry, babe,” I said, keeping the smirk and letting go of my junk. “Not interested. I told you yesterday, I’m done waitin’ around. But you?” I pointed my beer at her. “You’ll be beggin’ for it before the month is up. Just watch.”
“Fat chance,” she snapped. “I wouldn’t sleep with you if my life depended on it.”
“What’s going on right now?” Syd called out, but I wasn’t pausing to answer her.
I smiled at Tori, then gestured between us, explaining, “First one to break and come crawling to the other person for sex, loses.”
“Are you serious?” She laughed, not in amusement but in disbelief.
“Yeah, I’m serious,” I answered.
“You want to bet me that I’ll want to have sex with you before you try and have sex with me?” she questioned, moving her finger between us. “You, the guy who has been hitting on me for nine straight months and has been rejected for nine straight months? You seriously think I’ll not only want to have sex with you, but I’ll beg you for it? Is that what I just heard?”
I nodded slowly. I had this in the bag. “A rule. No fuckin’ anyone unless it’s each other.”
Her eyes bugged.
“And no masturbating either,” I added, raising my beer and using it to gesture. “Since we both know when you do it you’re thinkin’ about me, and if you’re that fuckin’ horny you need to rub one out or you’ll fuckin’ explode, you can come to me, Legs, beg, and I’ll put that fire out for you.”
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THE DIRTY DEEDS SERIES
FOUR LETTER WORD, #1
HIT THE SPOT, #2
About the Author:
Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.
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