Author: Elle Raven
Series: Barossa Series, Book 2
Release Date: December 27, 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
One dominant alpha male.
One innocent bewitching woman.
Equals one explosive attraction.
Mia Brunetti is far too busy with her studies to worry about having a man in her life. Growing up with three unruly and overprotective brothers has made her wary of men in general. That goes double if he's your brother’s best friend.
For years, Mia has worshipped Zane Mitchell and has avoided him and hidden her heart behind a wall. She has waited her entire life for Zane to see her as more than her brother's little sister. Now that she’s old enough to stake her claim on him, she’s pulling out all the sexual stops.
Zane has sworn off all women…until innocent Mia catches his attention. He is a devastatingly, masculine male who makes Mia's imagination go wild, but Zane has desires that would send innocent Mia running. The recently injured ex-cop is now working for the Brunetti family empire. As part of Mia's internship, Mia's brothers have placed her under Zane's wing. He is more than willing to take Mia up on her offer. The fun and games tie them both up in knots. Mia isn’t willing to settle for less than the whole package. But dominant Zane, even though the sexy country girl sets his blood ablaze, is determined to resist her efforts to protect his battered heart and her from his needs.
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~this review may contain minor spoilers~
I knew he wanted me. I could feel it. I'd always felt it. And earlier, I'd literally felt it. I loved how hot his eyes burned every time he looked at me. Oh, yeah, he wants me, but he doesn't want to want me.
Mia Brunetti has been crushing on her brothers best friend ever since she met him when she was sixteen years old. Unfortunately, it has always seemed like she was invisible to him-nothing more than Max's kid sister. Well she has had enough of being pushed to the side and makes him an offer he can't refuse.
Ex-Cop Zane Mitchell has sworn off relationships after walking in on his girlfriend of three years in bed with a friend/co-worker of his. He can admit he has always had eyes for Mia but being his best friends baby sister, as well as an almost ten year age gap, has put her off-limits. Not to mention the fact that she is just too damn sweet and innocent to be able to handle his devious sexual cravings. But working together at the Brunetti Family Empire after she lays an unexpected proposition at his feet proves impossible to resist. As they embark on a sexually fueled journey neither were truly prepared for, they both have to come to terms with where exactly they are headed-Mia will settle for nothing less than all of Zane, and he is ruled by fear of failure and another betrayal. Add in some big, over-protective Italian brothers and Father, as well as a crazy-ass ex, and the road ahead of them is far from simple. Will Mia finally get what she has been wishing for all years, or will Zane's fears be too much for them to overcome? Is a strictly sexual relationship, no matter how hott, enough to keep Mia happy or is she just setting herself up for heartbreak?
I'm no little girl or a shrinking violet; I'm a woman going after what I want. It may be all I ever get from him, so I am going t be greedy and take it while I can get it.
No fear, no apologies, and no regrets.
I didn't read the first book in this series, but this can be read as a standalone-with that said, I will absolutely be one-clicking that bitch asap if this book is anything to go by. I LOVED THIS BOOK. Elle wastes no time cranking up the heat, right from chapter one she starts to work you up-but that's not to say our smokin' hott duo falls right into bed together, we still have to wait half the book for that to happen, but the chemistry between the two was off-the-charts right outta the gate. There was some serious heat going on in here, the sex scenes were AhMazing, the banter between all the characters was wicked fun, and the story itself moved at a quick enough pace that I just kept turning the pages for more-I simply could not put the book down. Zane was a prickly SOB and he knew it, he was dirty and foul, sexy and protective, his mouth had me in a drooling puddle of lust, and Mia brought a side out of him he never expects. Mia was a firecracker-I LOVED HER. Growing up around three older brothers gave her a take-no-shit attitude, and a fiery argumentative streak that Zane never knew existed and frankly, turns him on. She dishes it out as easily as she takes it but she also knows when to submit. Zane brings out a hunger in her she had no idea was buried inside and it really makes them a perfect fit. There will be some tears and screams of frustration, but the author doesn't take it over the line of outright anger. I really have no complaints except that it ended. Elle Raven has definitely secured her spot on my One-Click-Addiction List one blush as a time and I cannot wait to see what this series brings us next.
“He makes me crazy!” I shouted.
“Uh, it might help if you start by telling me who you are talking about and exactly what happened.” Jada’s matter-of-fact tone never failed to calm me.
“Zane. He was just here.”
“Zane? As in Max’s bestie, the one who has the hots for you? That Zane? Details now!” she demanded.
I went to the kitchen and grabbed a tub of Maggie Beer’s chocolate ripple ice cream from the fridge. “He wanted to talk about my proposition.”
“So he came to the house? Couldn’t he have waited ask you at work on Monday?”
I made myself comfortable on the sofa and groaned. Oh, God, I could still smell his masculine scent. It was going to be a really long night and weekend. “Well, we sort of did more than talk.”
“Oh, my God. Did you sleep with him?”
I felt my cheeks heat. I loved Jada, but sometimes she seemed to have a way of making me feel like an unruly teenager. I opened the tub of ice cream and shoved a huge spoonful into my mouth. It was decadent. It was going directly to my thighs and I didn’t care one little bit. “No, I didn’t sleep with him. I am over eighteen though. I’m allowed to have sex. I don’t need your permission Jada!”
“Yeah, I know, but you’re like a sister to me and I look out for you, just like you do for me,” she reminded me. “Okay, so, you didn’t have sex. What did you do?
“We, uh, we sort of made out.”
“I bet it was hot, right?”
“He was fine. In fact, he was so damn fine, my body is still singing.”
Other Books in the Series
Barossa Series, Book 1
Published August 1, 2014
Elle Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact, Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality, she even performed in them herself: always an 'actress' and always the star.
Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can't read about one that is alpha enough to suit her, she will take it upon herself to write one.
Elle's books will feature an alpha-male hero, who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat.