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Posted April 2, 2014
## Just barely ok for me. The first book "Archer" was so much better. I couldn't feel any chemistry between the two leads. They just didn't have any spark. The heroine Rocki was supposed to be a cop, so I expected good things from her. NOT. She seemed weak to me. She was needy and kept crying, not to mention blowing her cover. She wondered how her cover was blown. Hellloooo? Maybe she shouldn't have used her real name while playing pool UNDERCOVER. In addition to being incompetent, she was just so unlikeable. If I hadn't read Archer first I think I would've been lost towards the latter part of the book. Sorry, I can't recommend this installment.
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Posted January 7, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 ¿¿
Infiltrating deeper than anyone has before, detective Rocki Bangli is hoping to wrap up her undercover investigation into casino operator and crime lord, Darrel Archer sooner rather than later. When she is ordered out out on a job for him, with instructions to use whatever 'favors' necessary to gain information, she is surprised to find her targets the men from the Beaumont Body shop. Not only a car detailed but also the front of a private investigation company. One of the targets is Kane Archer, nephew of Darrel, with whose girlfriend she had a run in not too long ago. Another is the delicious blond tall and hot drink, Tony Weston, who doesn't waste any time claiming her attention.
What are the odds that the woman who has featured in every lusty dream over the past year, is standing right before him. The fact that she doesn't remember him from the police academy, or that just about everything out of her mouth is a lie, doesn't bother Tony Weston in the least. Whatever it is she is doing, whatever trouble she is in, he is determined to find out. He has waited long enough for an opportunity to make his move and now that she has fallen in his lap, he is not about to let Rocki walk off.
When Rocki finds her cover with Darrel blown and unsure where the leak originated, she finds herself seeking out Tony. She knows if anyone has the connections and expertise to help, it would be him. Besides, she trusts him, she has little choice. Toni takes immediate measures to ensure her safety and the safety of her family. He is keeping Rocki close by his side, in fact, before long they are heating up his sheets. But they are quickly reminded they can't lose focus and will need to pool all their resources to make sure they get out of this unscathed......
Another thrilling read by Debra Kayn, full of exciting action and hot bedroom activities!!
I loved Tony!! Not just his looks (sounds like Charlie Hunnammmmmmm), but the way he handled Rocki. A guy who apparently has plenty of patience, given that he has waited around for his opportunity for a year. Someone who is protective of his 'woman' without taking every choice away from her or making her feel inadequate, not that that would have gone over very well! He stays calm, he has faith in Rocki's abilities and her judgement and at the same time is able to quietly convince her when his is the better option. Yup!! I wouldn't mind me a Tony of my own!!!
Rocki is a scrapper, working doggedly to get ahead in what can still be considered a men's world. She only has her mother left and carries the troubles of the world on her shoulders to protect her mom. She doesn't like handing off control, but she finds herself actually enjoying Tony taking charge at times. She wants to be respected for the work that she does, in that, she wants to be treated as the professional that she is. Tony allows her to lean on him, he protects her, but he never underestimates her capabilities. Rocki knows how to take care of herself.
Great hook back to ARCHER, Hard Bodies first book, including the same basic group of characters and allowing the story to play against the same back history, allowing these individual stories to loosely link together. WESTON can be read as a standalone, however, for the full experience I would strongly suggest you also read ARCHER, if you haven't already.
Debra's Hard Body Series is shaping up to quite the series! And I can't wait to see who of the Beaumont Body Shop crew is next to "bite the bullet"!!!
¿A spunky, seductive and action-filled read!!¿
**ARC provided in return for an honest review.**
Posted January 7, 2014
She's on thin ice.
Detective Rocki Bangli has spent the past four months undercover, trying to get the goods on drug lord Darrell Archer. Now that she's gained Darrell's trust, he's given her a job: keep an eye on the Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer and private investigation agency. There's only one problem-her target is the hot and very sexy Tony Weston, whose eyes tell her he's on to her game . . .
He's her only hope.
Tony spotted the gorgeous detective a year ago at the police academy and never forgot her. A thousand fantasies later, he finds Rocki working for the most dangerous man in town. Now, Tony's determined to find out what's going on . . . after he brings her home with him. But when her position is compromised, suddenly Rocki and everyone she loves might be in danger. Now Rocki must trust Tony with her secrets, her mission, and her life-or it could be the end for both of them.
I love Debra's alpha males and the girls who get to claim them, to me that is what make her books so enjoyable and I make sure to get them whenever they come out and thank goodness for NetGalley.
This is book number 2 in the Hard Body series, and even though they do not need to be read in order, I highly recommend it for sheer enjoyment of the read and there are little nuances that better when read together or in order.
In this book, we again, meet Rocki who was seen in book one as she was working undercover to get information on Kage's criminal uncle. Come to find out, Tony knows exactly who Rocki really is and has been jonesing for her for a year. Then Darrell sends Rocki into spy on the Hard Body gang and tells her basically to get info on them anyway she has to. Tony knowing who Rocki really is sees this as his chance with her. Once Rocki finds out that Darrell has known who she was from the beginning, she runs and Tony finds her and vows to protect her. Little does Rocki realize the person she thought she could trust is not who they seem. As Rocki and Tony go about protecting her and her Mom and sending a trusted friend to jail, they fall for each other hard!
I really enjoy Debra's writing style and her characters, they are realistic and those Hard Body men are damn sexy, alpha males. The intimate scenes were super hot and well done. I was hooked on this story and did not put it down until I was finished and I cannot wait for the next story in the series, which we get a little of glimpse of what is to come at the end of this story.