Rhenna Morgan hit it out of the park with this one, not that I expected any less personally, but DAMN does this baby pack a punch in all the right ways: Alpha AF male, strong AF female, smexy as hell moments and lots of laughs and family time with a nice dose of suspense that kept me turning the pages until the very end and had me pouting because there were no more words to read.
I will admit that I didn’t claim Knox right off the bat i.e. from the first time he appeared in Rough & Tumble (book 1) but he definitely made it on the radar in Wild & Sweet and was claimed via hashtag #KnoxIsMine long before Claim & Protect was done. And holy hell is this man EVERYTHING. He’s all kinds of sinfully smexy alpha AF male goodness, a little silly but still charming and then toss in the whole techy geek thing (which admittedly went over my head, but still…) and his huge...heart *BSEG* and I was done. Seriously...puddle of goo done.
Darya. I’ll be honest and say that going in I wasn’t all that interested in the woman that would bring Knox to his knees because...well...it’s Knox. But holy hell did Darya bring me to my knees. She is now on my Girl Crush list, which isn’t easy to do. The strength and determination this woman has is amazing and add in a golden heart and just how comfortable she was in her own skin, owning everything from her intellect to her sexuality, and you have someone I’d love to have in my own inner circle any day.
Their journey to their HEA was all kinds of fun. There were a few moments where I was all “Really? Really?” but as a whole the angst was low and the smexy was beyond nuclear. Seriously, have an ice bath or your B.O.B. (or man) ready to go, because Darya Knox are simply HAWT together! But outside of the smexy, they simply flowed well together and the best thing was how much they admired and respected each other’s brains and strength of will. There are a few things that pop up over the course of the book that make the road bumpy, but it all works out and I loved where they ended up.
As always, the writing was engaging and the pacing done very well, but as you know that while I love getting to know the MC’s better and experiencing their journey, I have a thing for keeping up with the cast of character that are apart of the MC’s lives, especially when those characters are apart of their family and Ms. Morgan gave me exactly what I needed. I got to catch up with everyone apart of Haven, the men, their women and the moms (who are AMAZING) and yet never felt like they took over the story, but instead added to it in the best way possible. This isn’t to say that my interest was diverted a time or two by them, I'm still waiting for Axel to fall because it's Axel, but Sergei is now on my list and I'm hoping to see more of him in the future. But in the meantime Beckett is up next and I'm thrilled that the woman who is going to bring him to his knees is Gia because she is badass!! So bring on Stand & Deliver!
Note: These can be read as standalones, but it's a lot more fun and satisfying if you read them in order.
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Live hard, f*ck harder and make their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six Men of Haven bleed by: taking what they want, always watching each other's backs and loving the women they claim with unyielding tenderness and fierce passion.
There's no code Knox Torren can't break. He knows no limits when it comes to uncovering intel, especially on anyone who crosses his family. But a skip tracer with a sketchy history presents a puzzle he can't solve. When he finally meets the statuesque blonde with the intoxicating Russian accent, he'll try anything to unearth her secrets.
Darya Volkova has been living under an assumed identity for years. Searching for a job that will take her out of the dangerous life she's built, she has her sights set on Knox: the best hacker in the business. From their first meeting, though, something far more intimate than a professional connection develops.
Darya must overcome still-healing wounds to trust that Knox will take care of her in all the ways she needs. And Knox will do whatever it takes to make sure whatever—or whomever—she's running from never touches his woman again.
Release Date: November 20th, 2017
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A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie and has a resume that reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.
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