Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Opening Up" by Lauren Dane


SERIES: Ink & Chrome
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Asa Barrons is never lonely for long. Co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop, he works hard and plays harder. But he never allows his after-hours affairs to interfere with business—until he meets racing royalty PJ Coleman. While the blue-eyed blonde is all princess on the outside, on the inside Asa can see that this woman is ready to take a walk on the wild side. PJ knows trouble when she sees it, and Asa is the complete package: fast bike, killer ink and sinfully sexy smile that has her imagining things nice girls never do. She talks her way onto the Twisted Steel team to prove her painting skill, and soon learns that Asa is eager to show off some skills of his own. With the help of Asa's expert touch, PJ is initiated into a world of wicked desire. No limits. No inhibitions. No turning back. But as perfect as their passion seems, a new challenge awaits, forcing them to ask just how far they are willing to go...


I've always read nice things about Lauren Dane and thought many times about trying a few of her titles, but never did so until the postman chance knocked on my door. At that point you can't pass anymore, can you?

I must say, this book wasn't what I was expecting and I got a bit frustrated at times. The plot is not complicated at all and that bothered me because nothing particularly eventful happened. To me, spicy scenes are never enough to make a story truly engaging and as the read progressed, I was really waiting for a twist of some sort to kick in, but I never got one. The attention is focused on the chemistry between the main characters, they have without a doubt a great connection and I can say I loved their flirting, especially at the beginning, but it was mostly just that. However, I recognize this book offered a different kind of heroine and it presented a character I'm really curious to read more about. Good thing he's next!

Overall, this book wasn't what I imagined, but I still don't regret reading it. If you like easy contemporary romances, I believe this could be one of those you might like to bring with you to the beach and relax.

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