Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: The Valentine's Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich

4 Hearts

Goodreads Summary
“I didn’t want the line to get blurry, and I sure as hell didn’t want you to cross it.”

Ronnie Clark, an edgy tattoo artist with hopes of high tailing it out of the forsaken Military town she followed her now ex-fiancé to, is counting down the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. After her fiancé slept with a female solider while deployed, she has vowed never to fall in love again, especially with a soldier.

Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his mid-tour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his deployment to finish leading his soldiers on their mission. The last thing he wants is a relationship, but casual sex, that’s a different story. And when he meets the renowned tattoo artist Ronnie Clark, a snarky, blunt, takes no prisoners kind of woman, that seems to be all he can think about. 

But when Kale realizes he has met his match with a bombshell woman who is hell bent against love, will just sex be enough? And if it’s not, will he be able to convince Ronnie that the proverbial hearts and flowers aren’t so bad after all, even if he is a soldier? 

“You changed something inside me, something I didn’t ever think I would want, or feel—but you did, and now I can’t go back”

This book contains explict sex scenes and is recommended for readers 18+

My Thoughts
Ronnie is a hot tempered, foul mouth tattoo artist who loves dropping the "F" bomb.

Ronnie also happens to be a chick. 

She is bitter after having her heart broke by her scum bag ex-fiancé, who thought being half way around the world made it ok to cheat on her. She has no time for all that hearts and romance crap. 

Kale is home on R&R leave and is looking to get tatted up. Imagine his surprise when he finds out the Ronnie all the guys told him he should go see, happens to be a sexy as hell woman. He is intrigued by her from the start. He also can not stop imagining all the things he wants to do to her between the sheets, up against the wall...well just wherever he can have her!

The chemistry between Ronnie and Kale is enough to burn the house down. And it isn't long before they give into the inevitable. But Ronnie makes it clear up front, this is sex only. Kale has no problem with that as he is only home for a short time and he doesn't do commitments.

But like any sex only, non-relationship, things slowing evolve into more. But Ronnie is scared to take that chance. She has already had her heart broken by one solider and believes they are all the same. Kale has finally found the girl that is more important to him then anything else, but how does he convince to take a chance on him? Especially when he is set to leave again for months.

This book was a quick hot steamy read. I loved the story of Ronnie and Kale. And I was so happy that after everything they went through, they got their HEA! : )

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