I fell in love with the Badass Brats series pretty much from the first line of The Dom with a Safeword. The characters, the relationships, the kink ...it all blended seamlessly in the first three books.
This latest addition to the series is no different and, in my opinion, may actually be the best of the series so far. Reece and Scarlet are amazingly hot and sexy together, but they're also fun and real. Women with real issues, fears and worries. Adding Malachi into their lives, not only adds a lot of positives, like fun, friendship and hot sex, but adds to some of those worries too. What makes this whole thing work is that all three of them just suck you in, makes you want to see them all happy.
I absolutely fell in love with Malachi. Which shocked me, cause I was pretty sure Jude had my heart. He's hot, sexy, talented, funny, a smartass and a sweetheart. I want a Malachi of my very own!!! I'll even deal with his Houdini chickens! I may even want a Scarlet of my own ...that Reece is one lucky woman!
The story of these three coming together is at turns funny, tender, sexy and emotional. Let me tell you, reading this book during a bus commute made for some uncomfortable rides ...cause these ladies now hot to turn up the heat, sexiness and kinkiness for their characters. I swear I was ready to go and find the nearest dining room table, hopefully equipped with a Dom and Domme, after one scene :)
I won't lie, there were times when I simply teared up and times when I out-and-out cried. Scarlet and Reece's skype session and Scarlet's despair preceding it had me an emotional mess. But I think that shows the talent of the authors, to write characters that come to life. Where you are not only invested in seeing them happy, but where you can see a part of yourself in them. Seeing the insecurities and worries of all three, "hearing" Scarlet and Malachi saying things that I've said to myself, that just makes them so much more real.
I think it's amazing how well three authors can come together to create such amazing characters and wonderful stories. Sorcha, Leia and Cari definitely have another winner on their hands with this one. Can't wait for the next installment :)