I’m silent. I’m trained. I’m lethal.
My hand skimming down your thigh, my gaze a weapon—I know more ways to kill you than please you.
But you’re not paying for my aim. You’re paying for my control. Bringing you a breath away from ecstasy, watching you beg as I hold back your release, I’ll show you exactly what you’ve been missing. Your hunger is my currency and five thousand is my price. I only have one rule—no repeats, because I’m not for keeps. I’m for sale.
One slow grind and I’ll give you exactly what you paid for.
*Extra Bonus Scene included!
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Enjoyed all books in this series! Suspense, Sexy Alpha Marines. Hot sex and HEA. Must read.
Unputdownable series First book I read in this series, Thrust, I thought I would never root for a mercenary/escort. I was SO wrong. Ms. Bartel’s engaging style and the drool-worthy alpha males she presents us made me fall for them and left me wanting for more, in the best sense possible. Out of the three books, Jared’s story (Rough) is still my favorite, but they’re neck-to-neck. The three of them. Each novel is a standalone and although a reader may follow the storyline without having to read the others, it is a shame to exercise this kind of restrain. I mean, these men are addictive, so why stop at only one? Reading the previous installments, I caught glimpses of Dane Marek, which did not prepare me for the intensity he offers up-close. Oh my! He is lethal in whatever sense you choose to interpret the word. Be advised that Grind is not for the faint of heart or if you get squeamish easily. There’s violence, steamy sex and strong language. None of it gratuitous though. I mean, one doesn’t get to be a mercenary saying please and thank you, am I right? The pace is dizzying fast and the twists and turns will leave you breathless. Some people might object to insta-love. Personally, I’m not a big fan, if it doesn’t make sense. With Dane and Irina, there’s no other way to go. They’re both stretched to their limits. He faces death on a regular basis and gets a rush out of it. She has reached the end of the line, there’s nowhere for her to go and nobody who cares what happens to her. When you’ve got nothing to lose, why waste time? You dive in head-first. That’s what Irina and Dane do in Grind and it makes sense. I could go on forever talking about these stories, but I don’t want to give too much away. I recommend Grind – and the whole series, in fact – for fans of fierce alpha heroes who fall hard for their women, grab on to them and never let them go. Dane – “I wasn’t her hero. I was half her problem.”
The 3rd book I have read from this series! Alex, Jared and now Dane! Hot! Steamy!
Irina Tsarko Fedorov made a deal with the devil five years ago, and now that their deal has been completed she wants out... but when you play with the devil your bound to get burnt. She agreed to be his wife for a healthy sum of money, but she never agreed to be his abused, mindless, slave. He has taken so much from her, and left her with so little to give. She knows if she doesn't escape his clutches soon, she will completely loose what little strength she has left... but he doesn't intend to let her leave so easily! When Dane Marek walks into his home and sees the blonde beauty that has invaded his territory he can't help but want to help her, even if she isn't so accepting of his help. He is a highly skilled man, capable of taking life with his bare hands, but for the first time in a long time he has the deepest desire to piece one back together. The desperate, broken woman before him needs someone to step in and save her from the hell she is stuck in, and he wants nothing more than to be that man. The moment you crack the cover on this sensual little read you will be pulled into a dark and dirty little world that only Ms. Bartel could create, her words will penetrate your soul, and have you completely captivated... to the point that you forget about the world around you. Grind is one of those reads that has the power to annihilate your heart, and with each word that follows slowly piece it back together again! Dane and Irina were two wounded souls, that had given up on the possibility of a happily ever after, but once they came into one another's lives they started to rethink their stance, not without a lot soul searching of course. They had this instant chemistry, that knocked them both out of their element, but with each new encounter they shared they began to build trust in one another, and it slowly starts to build into something more... and totally unexpected. It was a beautiful thing to watch Irina discover her new path in life, and see her find strength in herself, and become more confident with each passing day. For me it is a real literary treat to find a book that completely consumes me, invades my thoughts and leaves me emotionally exhausted, and this one accomplished that! Highly recommend you meet Dane, he's sure to rock your world!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.