Love is a Battlefield
Vivian Arend & Elle Kennedy
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book in the Dream Makers trilogy which features three ex-military men who rather than starting the ubiquitous security company decide to carve out a new niche as date and event planners for clueless men. The premise is over the top, the stories are light, frothy and very sexy/kinky. All Fired Up, book one, has an average Goodreads rating of 3.89, and the negative reviews tend to have one thing in common, so consider this your spoiler/trigger warning…….there are threesomes.
Book Two Starts with Pepper, the little sister of Parker the hero from the previous book, hiding out in the office because she has been injured from a fight/fall and doesn’t want her brother to see her. Her and Jack (Parker’s best friend and business partner) have had the hots for each other for years but nothing has ever come of it due to family dynamics and personal hang ups. When Jack offers to let Pepper crash at his place until she heals, it throws them into proximity with each other and of course, sparks go off. There is a little bit of the whole older brother not wanting younger sister to date his best friend thing (which never does make sense to me, because big brother obviously knows what a great guy he is) but that doesn’t over shadow too much of the plot. Most of the book focuses on Pepper and her mysteries and her relationship with her brother.
I enjoyed this book for the sexy ride it is, it’s humorous with a bit of action and mystery, and it is well written, but deep reading it is not. On the more plus side though, the main characters do not exist in a vacuum, they have friends, guys and gals, and family connections, that make these characters and books feel real, despite the semi comically ridiculous jobs and zany antics. So don’t expect the next literary award winner here, expect a fun and enjoyable hour or so that makes you look forward to the next book in the series. It is good vacation reading and I can’t wait to learn about Dean.