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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Harlequin
Released on August 25, 2015
Vanity is a heroine I could adore. She is financially independent, but never comes across as a snob. Throw in a MMA fighter she wants, nothing will stop her from grabbing him up with a promise of one night with no attachments….or so he thinks.
Vanity Baker is a character I kind of wanted to hate, but couldn’t do it. She has inherited a lot of money and really wouldn’t have to work a day of her life. Instead she packs up her life and moves to Kentucky to be near her best friend, buys a home and settles in as a resident but also as a part of the MMA group that makes up this wonderful series.
Vanity sets her sights on Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan. Stack isn’t one to settle down or even settle on one woman, so Vanity offers him a deal: go as her date to Cannon’s wedding and they will have no strings sex all night long. This builds the tension between the two because Vanity tells him he can be with anyone he wants until that night. Stack agrees and the attraction builds up to the night of the deed. But everything goes wrong that night throwing the deal all over the place.
Stack’s mom gets sick and we get to look into his life. A older sister he adores has a loser husband who is only looking for his next score. Stack warns the prick to stay away from Vanity, not to even look her way. This also causes a lot of tension between Stack and his sister who loves her husband.
Someone’s ordering hits on Stack, while someone else want’s Vanity’s money. The story has all the secondary characters from previous books and book(s) to come. Armie still has his eyes on Merissa, but the whole good girl/bad boy keeps Armie away from his best friend’s little sister. The wonderful heroines from previous books also make a come back and I loved seeing them take ont the men who fell for them.
Stack has trust issues that Vanity steps the wrong way into. He’s got to get a clue to relax and Vanity needs to get a clue to not keep things like that a secret. A lot of misunderstandings between the two and it causes them Hell.
Vanity was a wonderful heroine who wasn’t perfect even for all the money she has in the world. She volunteered and held several jobs, which I respected. Stack was built rock solid and has goals with the MMA. It was fun to watch him grow from just wanting a one nightstand to realizing he wanted this woman above everybody.
Now can we get Armie’s story before I go nuts? Pppppplllllleeeeaaasssssse!