Claim Me Hard
Author: Vanessa Vale
Series: Book 2 in The Bridgewater County
Pages: 156 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
eARC provided by publisher
Hiding from a crazy ex-boyfriend, Hannah Winters is determined to keep her head down and her heart locked safely away. Burned out from practicing medicine and dealing with a controlling jerk, her interest in romance is at absolute zero...until they walk in. One look at Cole and Declan and Hannah is going to have a very hard time keeping the ice around her heart from melting.
Declan grew up in Bridgewater, and his job as a police officer means he's got an instinct for trouble, and Hannah Winters stirs up all kind of feelings he can't fight. When his friend, Cole finds out about the sexy type-A woman with desire in her eyes but lies on her lips, he's just as determined to tame her and uncover her deepest fears—and desires.
When her past catches up to her, it'll be Cole and Declan who convince her to stop running, from her past, and from the desire burning white hot between them. They're going to claim her, even if they have to do it the hard way...one seductive kiss at a time.
Warning: Panty melting! Claim Me Hard is book 2 in the wildly dirty series where two obsessed alpha cowboys meet their Type-A heroine. This standalone HEA is all about her - no M/M.
Claim Me Hard was short and sweet and had all the elements that I enjoy in Vanessa Vale's menage series: a feisty heroine in need of protection and love, two hot as Hades alpha types who are willing, ready and able to cherish, share and protect "the one," instal-love, and lots of hot sexy times. I found this story unique in that the heroine (Hannah) was running away from an abusive ex and struggled with bonding and opening up to the two men (Declan and Cole). Plus Cole, while desirous of a love connection with Hannah (to share with Declan), he was dealing with severe trust issues due to an event in his childhood. I think the thing I love the most about these books (and what keeps me coming back) is the concept that the men just want to take care of, love, and CHERISH their women. They're honest, dominant, attentive, protective, and so loving - how can you not enjoy that (especially when it's times 2)! I give Claim Me Hard 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5