Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Badass by Alana Albertson, Linda Barlow

Badass by Alana Albertson, Linda Barlow Publication Date: May 12, 2015 Genres: Action / Adventure, Contemporary, Erotic, New Adult, Romance
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Badass: A Stepbrother SEAL Romance
I f**ked a SEAL—the human kind, the kind who shoots terrorists, sports rock hard abs and tattooed biceps, and scores an easy lay with every girl he ever wants. I should’ve known better. I should be studying harbor seals’ breeding habits, not conducting my own research into mating rituals of the Navy variety. He’s a jackass. An arrogant, womanizing, patronizing, Harley-riding jerk. A one-night stand. One night of the most incredible sex I’ve ever had. Shane is trained to kill with his bare hands in 300 different ways—and he knows 300 ways to f**k me, too. Now my father is engaged to his mother. And we’re heading to Mexico for the wedding. The prick is blackmailing me. He’s threatening to ruin their big day if I don’t surrender to his demands. Quit is not in his vocabulary. I hate him, but I know he’ll never give up until he gets everything he wants. Screw that! I won’t give up—I’ll never submit to America’s cockiest badass.

Sami's Review:
Cassie has always been the good girl, makes good grades, works hard and doesn’t really have much of a social life. Her studies as a Marine Biologist take up a lot of her time. SO when she is out late one night on the beach and she sees a handsome scuba diver her instant reaction to him is unsettling to say the least. When said stranger saves her from an angry Sea Lion and makes an outrages bargain she is floored but totally game, which is also not her normal behavior. But what can one night hurt? Shane doesn’t do relationships PERIOD. His job as a SEAL is hard enough without having to worry about a woman back home, not mention that he has no great role models for what a relationship to be like. So when he sees a fiery red head about to get attacked by a sea lion no less, he figures what the hell one last fling before he deploys can’t hurt.  The chemistry between Cassie and Shane can only be described as explosive. When the night is over and Cassie doesn’t hear from Shane for months she resolves to put the man out of her mind. But fate is a fickle witch and brings them back together in a most unexpected way. How is one supposed to react to not only the fact that your parent is getting married but that this marriage will make the one person you can’t seem to shake from your mind your step sibling? Shane doesn’t let that deter him though oh no not this SEAL. This story is too great to sum up in a review. It will have you laughing, crying, sexually frustrated and on the edge of your seat. 
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About Alana Albertson

Alana Albertson is the President of RWA Contemporary Romance Writers, former President of RWA's Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters, and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

About Linda Barlow

Linda Barlow is the author of 25 novels, with more on the way. She lives in New England with her mysterious spouse (who sleeps during the day, which has often made her wonder if he's a vampire) and their equally enigmatic and nocturnal cat. Linda has written in various genres, including historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, New Adult romance, family sagas, and general mainstream fiction. Publishers have included Doubleday, Dell, Penguin, Warner Books, Hachette, New American Library/Signet, Berkley/Putnam, Silhouette and Harlequin. Linda is a USA Today bestselling author. She's proud to have earned a few awards over the years, including the Rita from Romance Writers of America for Leaves of Fortune; New Historical Novelist of the year from Romantic Times for Fires of Destiny; and a Career Achievement award from RT.

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