Sunday, April 19

Review: Love is a Battlefield by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy

Title: Love is a Battlefield
By: Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy
Series: DreamMakers #2
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He’s ready to admit she’s all grown up

After two tours of duty, former Army Ranger Jack Hunter is back in the US, working to keep DreamMakers a brilliant success. Now that his best friend’s little sister is home from college, it’s time to retire his hands-off policy and take action. He wants Pepper Wilson in his bed, but seducing the feisty redhead could be dangerous for more than one reason.

She’s ready to push all his buttons

Pepper is tired of being bossed around by everyone in her life, especially arrogant, annoying, overbearing Jack Hunter. While she can’t deny the man is out-of-this-world gorgeous, his alpha routine is getting old. His steely determination proves a match for her own, though, and the attraction simmering between them ignites into fiery passion.

But can their wild sexual exploration turn into more without someone getting burned?

If there is one story plot that I will never get sick of, it is the story plot of two people hating each other and then falling for each other.  I can’t help it – it is just what I like.  I love that ‘I hate you so much’ passion that turns into the ‘I can’t live without’ passion and that is what you get with Jack and Pepper.  Well, not complete hate but more of an annoyance between the two.

Pepper, after traveling across the country with friends, comes home with a bang.  And by bang, I mean, a black eye, bruised ribs, and a little roughed up.  Jack finds her first and to save her from her brother Parker, he keeps her at his place until she heals.  This starts all kinds of lusting for one another and it gets the reader in the right mood for what is to come.

Jack and Pepper are hot together.  Nothing can cool them off and they go strong with Parker’s blessing.  However, things take a turn (yes, I know I said this about the first book.) For some reason, (and here comes the spoilers) there are a few characters and their plot that I could have done without.  First, Billy; didn’t need to be in there.  Second, Adam; how in the world did he get drug into all of this?  Third, Kendra; I have no idea what sparked such a change.  You would think rooming with someone in college would allow you to really know the person but for some reason Kendra just decided to show who she truly was at this moment? I didn’t like that.

So while most of this book was wonderful, the three reasons above kind threw a wrench into my groove.

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