Series: Shillings Agency #4
Published by Entangled Brazen on April 19th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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Some lines are meant to be crossed...
One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and then skipped out the next morning.
Lydia Thomas never expected things with Holt to go quite that far, but oh, it was worth it. After being far too good for way too long, she was ready to be bad. Except that there's that tiny detail that Lydia kept to herself-Holt just spent the night doing naughty things...with his best friend's little sister.
One night isn't nearly enough. But with his friendship on the line, how far will Holt go in order to claim what's his?
Taking WhatÔÇÖs His, the fourth installment in the Shillings Agency Series, is the story of Holt Cunningham and Lydia Thomas. And even though itÔÇÖs part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. I did that and I didnÔÇÖt miss anything of the story itself; it just made me go back and read the rest of the series and fall in lust with the men and love with the women.
Holt comes across as this sexy nerd, with his glasses and love for Doctor Who, but underneath all that nerdiness is one badass alpha. Due to a tragic incident, the former Marine now works in the IT department of Shillings, a far cry from his adrenaline filled days with the military, and is battling his demons with booze and one-night stands.
Lydia, on the other hand, appears to be the typical good girl, girl-next-door type of girlÔÇöbright, funny, independent, and strong-minded. Freshly dumped by her boyfriend, Lydia decides on a night out at the same bar as Holt coincidentally. In a bolt move, that very much contradicts her good girl image, Lydia asks Holt to kiss her, which leads to them spending the night together. And let me tell you, nerds can be kinky! And Diane Alberts writes some hot and steamy sex scenes. The chemistry between Holt and Lydia is palpable.
What Holt doesnÔÇÖt know however, is that he is having a night full of kinky passion with his best-friendÔÇÖs little sister. Is either one of them willing to risk losing a friendship and relationship with Stephen to pursue a relationship with each other?
I loved how well-rounded the characters are and how they complemented each other perfectlyÔÇöLydia being the light to HoltÔÇÖs dark. They were perfect for one another; balancing each other out. I immensely enjoyed this read and the couple, especially Holt. Who doesnÔÇÖt like a hot guy in glasses that knows how to get dirty in the bedroom? However, one of my favorite parts about it read is Stephen, LydiaÔÇÖs brother. There is just something about him, heÔÇÖs funny, strong, and a little broken. I canÔÇÖt wait for his story! If you are looking for a hot read with lovable characters and great writing, look no further, Diane Alberts Taking WhatÔÇÖs His is definitely it.
~Review by Anja
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