Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Forever
Released on June 16, 2015
While I haven’t read all of Lauren Dane’s books, the ones I have read are awesome. Dane writes stories about real people that have ethics, maturity and a sense of who they are about them. I find I love the strong heroines that never come across as bitchy. The heroes are strong and do stupid things, but then again, they own up to their mistakes.
PJ is the youngest of four children who dropped out college and started working for the company business her family owns. She’s more artistic and free in personality. While she has the highest sales, her father and uncle can’t see that she can offer the company more through her custom painting of vehicles. Gaining customers on the side she attracts the notice of the Twisted Steel owners’ who allow her to show them her work.
Asa Barrons finds he really likes PJ, but thinks he is too old for her as well as he doesn’t want to mix business with pleasure. His darker desires are better shared with mature women, or so he thinks. Asa comes from tough beginnings. Twisted Steel is his baby where they rebuild classic cars and motorcycles. PJ is just an employee who does detailing….he keeps telling himself.
Now neither can be denied. They sizzle in the bedroom exploring their sensuality along with Asa’s dominance. I wouldn’t call this a classic BDSM story, but Asa does like flogging and spanking while dominating PJ.
Asa has a mom he takes care of and two younger sisters, which we only see one of during the story. Momma has a few things to teach Asa as he tries to push PJ away thinking he’s a dirty older man who needs to leave her alone.
PJs family can’t be out done by Asa’s. PJ must fight tooth and nail for everything at her family’s business. While her other three siblings are valued, her one sister is also treated as inferior. I loved watching the relationship PJ had with her sister and brothers as PJ is kind of eclectic in her looks. Often trying out new hair colors like blue and pink to her natural blonde. She has tattoos and speaks her mind. She loves old cars and racing, but most of all what I loved about her was her maturity and knowing what she wanted. She didn’t sit back and wait for anything to happen. Going after what she wanted led her to find bigger and better things and also made the hole in leadership in their family a glaring problem.
This is a new series and I liked not having to have read tons of other books to enjoy this one. It was easy to read, the right about of conflict with a huge helping of erotic fiery romance that left your grinning at the end and waiting for Duke’s story (Duke is Asa’s partner). Until the next Ink & Chrome book to review!