Our passion is incredibly intense.
The connection between us borders on the possessive.
Our feelings are absolutely forbidden. We’re cousins…
The question now is…what the fuck are we going to do about it?
After Elizabeth Hill is brutally attacked in her apartment by an intruder and then unceremoniously dumped by her ex-boyfriend, she moves in with her wealthy aunt and uncle who assign her older cousin the task of keeping an eye out for her. All she remembers about her cousin Roman is that he was the moody mean boy who played a cruel trick on her when she was just six years old; but soon learns that he is now a complex and multi-layered man who has the ability to protect her, ignite her, and challenge her like no one ever has before.
Roman Masterson makes his fortune by fixing celebrity problems for big money and by any means necessary. He is a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, manwhore who doesn’t have the time or inclination to babysit a gullible little brat from the suburbs…until he unknowingly spots her in the middle of a crowded dance floor and decides right then and there to claim every one of her orgasms from that moment on. Little does he know that the woman he’s laid claim to is his…cousin.
Genre: New Adult Romance
Book one of a two book series.
Dual point of view.
Warning: Contains adult themes, explicit love scenes, and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.
Disclaimer: Please note that all characters in the book are 18+ years of age, non-blood related, and all sexual acts are consensual.
I hear a very clear and distinct set of heavy footsteps advancing towards us. Whoever it is, isn’t panicked like the rest of us. He or she (no it was definitely a he) is moving calmly and very deliberately towards our direction. I experience a brief moment of alien-like movement in my stomach warning me of something. I’m not sure what. Maybe to be on guard or perhaps to run. Suddenly I feel five very warm, strong, and calloused fingers grasp my upper left arm and pull me up on my feet.
“Stand up,” the deep voice orders with a rumble. His lips just inches away from my ear. His breath smells of peppermint, chocolate and cognac. A yummy mixture. It’s familiar. Reminds me of Christmas.
His distinctive voice reverberates throughout my body, from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, and then settles in as if making a home in between my legs. I’m shocked at my body’s reaction and frankly embarrassed. Typically I would never blindly follow the commands of a stranger, but this isn’t a usual circumstance I find myself in. So for once I decide not to over think things (like he may be a serial killer) and instead just follow his lead.
With his hand still firmly clasping my upper arm, he notices that my feet are unsteady and quickly adjusts himself to place his other hand loosely around my middle to balance me as I stand. His massive hand almost spans the entire length of my torso and although my clothing serves as a barrier, to me it feels like I have nothing on. His thumb nearly grazes my breast, which sends my nipples into a hard alert, while his pinky finger comes dangerously close to the waistband of my panties. I am so overwhelmed by all the sensations of him touching me, that my body probably feels heavy to him, as I inadvertently sway slightly forward and allow him to bear more of my weight. My heaviness doesn’t seem to be an issue though, as he effortlessly guides me upwards onto my feet with one sweeping movement.
“Easy.” He murmurs softly by my ear.
Even with all hell breaking loose in the club, that one word, the stranger’s raspy voice, and his unforgettable hands are all I can concentrate on. His touch feels personal, careful, and intimate, as if we already know each other or as if we are definitely about to. As he continues to direct me, his commands all of a sudden turn somewhat clipped, almost like he is annoyed with me for some unknown reason.
“She with you?”
“Grab her hand too.”
“Wait I-” I start to protest. His terse tone throwing me off.
“Grab her.” He orders again.
As he continues to hold onto me, to help me keep my balance, I reach down to grab Sloan’s arms and lift her up with me. “Come on Sloan.”
“Walk.” Is all the stranger says next.
And we do.
I step outside the box again to enjoy a new author. Lisa Blakeney is a great writer. I was very pleased with her new read Cousins. You’re taken into a story of two people that are only related due to family members getting married.
Elizabeth is dealing and overcoming an attack in her apartment. Then she is left heartbroken after her boyfriend ups and leaves. Roman on the other hand is the one night stand guy, never giving more than one night of fun. He has grown up from when Elizabeth met him back when she was six years old and he play a very mean trick on her. Elizabeth is very strong willed, not taking crap for the most part from most people. Roman all alpha male, moody, knows what he wants and will get it one way or another.
Elizabeth and Roman light the pages up. You are going to be laughing at the banter that is exchanged between the two of them. They are ready to rip each other’s throats out one minute, and then they are ripping each other’s cloths of then next.
It did take me a little time to get in to the story and really enjoy it. I am glad it gave it the few extra chapters because when this one takes off it takes off. Great story and the cliffhanger is the best! Looking forward to the next book in this series!!!
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