NAME: Michael Hawkins
WORK: Vice President of Storm MC
FAMILY: Parents tortured and murdered.
INTEREST: To protect the only family he has (STORM MC) and stay away from Sophia Barnes.
Griff Hawkins can borrow my panties any day!
Griff has been betrayed by his previous girlfriend. Because of that betrayal, he chooses to devote his time and energy into his club. He does not date which equates to one-night stands. He meets a woman at the local bar that throws him for a loop but takes one look at her and sees she is not a woman who does casual. Therefore, he decides to wash his hands of it and keep moving.
Sophia Barnes has been betrayed and abandon by her mother which has left her searching for love and acceptance. It’s those self-esteem issues that draws her to Griff. But she realizes, he is not the relationship type. She is not the one night stand type. She wants to be loved and made to feel special, not discarded the next morning. There lies the rub.
Their foreplay outside the bedroom was like water waiting to boil in a kettle. While you are watching and waiting for the heat to kick in, you get to witness the attraction. Because of the slow process, Jodie, Griff’s aunt, decides to kick start the matchmaking process. As you are reading, you find yourself saying “Come on, someone needs to make the first move” And who makes that first move: Sophia. Partly because she has no filter when it comes to expressing her feelings and emotions. That may very well be the reason why Griff is drawn to her. He sees a woman who won’t keep secrets. She sees a man who is capable of loving again.
However, you know you are in for a sexy hot ride when Griff sees Sophia for the first time and thinks:
“A neck I could wrap my hands around.
Wrists I could decorate with rope.
An ass I could paint red with my palm.”
The sex was mind-blowing. As the DOM and alpha male comes out to play, Sophia is all for it! The description of the sex scenes leave no doubt that Griff has great oral skills. It was hot and intense. This tall, built and dangerous man can do a lot with a lady’s panties! And still manages to change a light bulb. Ahhh, the perfect man!
The author does not neglect the drama of the club for the sake of throwing in some hot, sweaty romance. She captivates you with the backdrop of the Storm’s business dealings. I like the fact the author did not gloss over or try to downplay the activities that take place within the Storm organization. Obviously, Griff has learn to compartmentalize his life within and outside of the club. Someone is trying to pull Storm back into the drug trafficking business. Plus, Griff’s past with the Bond Family is threatening his life and his association with the club. He is torn between the love for his club and his desire to keep his secret. A secret which could possibly end with him being kicked out.
I received an advanced reader copy for a honest review
His strokes were slow and rhythmic, designed to work a woman to a crazed state. I should know because he was slowly taking me there. He didn’t want me to come yet, but that was getting harder and harder with each new round of pleasure. Each time a wave crashed over me, my muscles threatened to let my body collapse onto the bed. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could hold myself up.
And not to reach out and touch him? That was a whole other level of how-the-fuck-will-I-make-it-through-this?
He pushed another finger inside so I now had two delivering me heaven. I writhed under his touch, my muscles seriously beginning to tire. My eyes squeezed close and my fingers curled into a ball, wanting desperately to cling to something, but unable to latch onto anything the way they were tied. The orgasm that continually tried to shatter me, moved dangerously close until it reached the point where I thought I could no longer fight it.
“Griff, I can’t…I can’t do this anymore.” I panted as my muscles gave way and my body dropped to the bed.
His fingers left me, and in what felt like a split second, he had me flipped onto my stomach, and he’d moved so his knees were on the bed, either side of my legs. One of his hands landed on the bed beside me while he placed the other one on my back. He growled into my ear, “Do you know what happens when you don’t obey me, Sophia?”
My breathing had turned into pants and my muscles were screaming at me, all while my pussy pulsed with need. “No,” I managed to get out, even though I struggled to form a thought while my mind tried to deal with all my senses at once.
“When you don’t do as I say, I get to punish you, in any way I want.”
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#5.5 SASSY CHRISTMAS – FREE
#6 ILLUSIVE (Griff) – Releasing August 25th
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