The New York Times bestselling author of Slow Burn turns up the heat when a sexy bet turns into so much more…
Hawkin Play, the bad boy rock star with a good guy heart, has lived a lifetime of cleaning up after his twin brother’s mistakes. Hunter’s most recent screw-up could land Hawke in jail and risk the band’s future. Hawke agrees to guest lecture at a local college to stay in the judge’s good graces—and a bet with his bandmate to seduce his sexy teaching assistant is icing on the cake.
Quinlan Westin is harder to bed than Hawke imagined. She knows his type and is determined to avoid the rocker at all costs—even if their attraction runs deeper than simple lust.
Just as Hawke might finally be winning over the girl, his brother has other plans. When Hunter realizes his twin finally has a weakness, he’ll stop at nothing to take advantage…
Sweet Ache by K. Bromberg is an awesome read. It features a gorgeous, sexy rocker named Hawkin Play who is extremely quick-witted and can be a complete smart ass. I floved him immediately. He’s also very stubborn, and that stubbornness comes very close to costing him dearly.
The heroine in this story is someone I really liked as well. Quinlan is feisty, smart, and perfectly capable of going toe to toe with Hawke. That just makes her even more desirable, and very unlike the groupies who are always willing and available.
I love the sparring that goes on between the two of them, and although there’s obvious attraction they don’t jump into bed instantly. Nope, we’re treated to some really great snap, crackle and pop before we get the fireworks. Have no fear because it’s worth the wait.
One of my favorite little exchanges in the book may not make sense til you read the whole scene but I just have to include it…
“C’mon, you know you want to be the star to my burst”.
We’ve stopped, my hands are on my hips, and the sun falls around us as he waits for me to react to his innocent little comment. Deep down I know I’m screwed. I feel an urge to smile but immediately realign my defenses. The contradiction he presents, the smooth with the rough, is the one thing that I always fall for when it comes to men.
And I’m not going to fall for Hawkin Play.
“More like the fruit to your loop,” I say with a roll of my eyes before I shift my gaze elsewhere. I have to because he’s one of those guys who when you look into his eyes you can see the ending before you even decide to begin. And hell, I’m all for fun and sex but something tells me the heartache he causes isn’t worth the pain. Then again, he is damn fine.”
One of the most difficult plotlines in the story involves Hawkin’s twin brother, Hunter. He’s a character you will absolutely love to hate. He begs the question of when family loyalty crosses the line into enabling. It certainly makes for great reading, and some heart stopping moments!
There’s a bonus to this book that was a wonderful surprise. One of my all time favorite rockers and book boyfriends from another series makes a brief appearance. KELLAN KYLE. MmHmm…along with two others that I’ll let remain a surprise. Also, this book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
Sweet Ache is a perfect blend of great storytelling. It offers not only a wonderful romance with divine heat and passion, but also witty humor and just the right amount of angst. I’m giving it my highest recommendation and book crush status. It’s the type of story that I’ll read again, and it’s given me a fabulous book boyfriend to add to my list of favorites. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
Sweet Ache releases tomorrow, June 2nd so get ready to one click if you haven’t already pre-ordered!
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**