Review: BLOWN by Braxton Cole
Blown is a novella length erotic romance.
Veronica “Roni” Guard is an undercover cop trying to bust a drug ring. Unfortunately, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Mateo Vargas, at an illegal street race in the California desert. He just happens to be a pretty big criminal himself. That’s why they split originally. No matter how much chemistry they have between them, a cop and a gangster are not a good match. Roni Convinces Mateo to help her with her case, his reluctance derailed by the one thing that always worked between them–sex. Yes, he’ll help her. But on one condition. In his world, she belongs to him, and him only.
Will Mateo’s possessiveness unravel Roni’s case? Or, worse, blow her cover? And if they get out of this alive, is there a future for them together?
Review 4.5 stars
Hot, hot, hot!! Loved Roni and Mateo’s story! Being a novella, this was a quick but satisfying read for me. Roni’s personality hooked me immediately with her inner commentary and snarkiness. I thoroughly enjoyed her strength and smart-ass attitude.
First, what kind of sadist invented four-inch spiky heels? Swear to God, if I ever meet the guy who invented them, I’m totally shoving one of these shoes up his tight, fashion guru ass. That thought, however, didn’t help me as I teetered around, trying for sexy vamp and landing somewhere around gimpy ex-hooker.”
And Mateo – hello! He’s sexy times a thousand! Plus he has this vulnerability and sweetness layered under his tough, bad-guy exterior that is damn hot. Put those two together and things heat up FAST! But there is a minor issue – they are on two sides of the law. Eek!
There is also a little action related to Roni’s job as a cop and an element of danger with her current assignment. I would have enjoyed a little more of that to really add some additional tension to the story.
Overall, this was a steamy quick read…perfect for that moment when you need a sexy story that will make you laugh and sigh and smile.
ARC provided for honest review
About the Author
Braxton Cole lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time holed up in her office writing stories. When she’s not writing, she can be found riding her bike, hiking the fabulous local trails, chasing her kids, or wishing that her thumb was a little more green. She has a bad habit of killing what she tries to grow, but hasn’t given up hopes of one day being a successful urban farmer.