Any Way You Want It
by Maureen Smith
Published by Harlequin
Genre: romance, erotica
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
4 / 5 cupcakes
Uh, yeah. This one is hot.
Zandra and Remington (seriously ... the names) have known each other since they were kids. Remington's family, in fact, is Zandra's surrogate; they take care of her where her own family cannot. All those years together fostered a bond between Remington and Zandra, and no small amount of lust.
Of course, this won't go smoothly at all.
Zandra owns an escort agency. NOT A BROTHEL. It's an ESCORT agency. Her girls are not hookers, she pays her taxes, and it is a legit business.
Or at least it appears to be. Some suspect otherwise. And when Zandra's estranged father decides to run for Mayor of Chicago, he is smart enough to realize that his daughter's agency will be a thorn in his side. He asks her to shut it down; she refuses. Zandra respects her father about as much as she does a slug. Less, even. Meanwhile, former Navy SEAL Remington runs a security firm and is approached by Zandra's father's opponent to investigate Zandra's company. The candidate is convinced that it really is a prostitution ring. Remington doesn't want to do this, but he's convinced that if he does, he can help Zandra.
One way he knows he will help her is by rocking her headboard ... hard. She's hot, he's hot, and together they scorch. If I were Zandra, I would not care in the least what Remington Brand investigates, so long as he's investigating ME. And he's naked while doing it. Remington knows exactly what to do to please a woman, and he does it as often as he can to Zandra. She's no slouch herself, and maybe she can teach us girls a thing or two about taking care of a man.
So, yeah, while they suffer through a few bumps in the road, Remington and Zandra also set fire to the night ... or day, as it were. They are good characters, fun to read about, and did I mention the sex scenes? Yes? Are you sure? Because it bears repeating: the sex scenes are HOT.
If for no other reason, you should read this one.