Book Title: Emergency Attraction
Author: Samanthe Beck
Release Date: April 17, 2017
About the Emergency Attraction
Ten years ago when Shane Maguire chose the Marines as his escape from some trouble of his own making, he only regretted one thing—leaving Sinclair Smith behind. Despite his best intentions, she ended up as the one that got away. Now he’s back, determined to reclaim everything he gave up, including Sinclair.
Sinclair is immune to Shane’s charms. She’s immune to stolen kisses behind the gym. And she’s definitely immune to that maneuver he did in the back seat of his car… Okay, maybe her hormones are susceptible, but she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises.
When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting…
“Not a mark on the car.”
Shane turned and walked back to where Sinclair stood with her skirt caught in the car door. “Or you?”
Her chin came up as he drew near. “That goes without saying.”
“Does it?” He dropped his gaze, and took a slow tour of some territory he’d once been intimately familiar with, starting at her bare shoulders and continuing to where satiny skin disappeared beneath blue silk. “I remember finding some extremely creative places to leave marks.” He ran his finger along the neckline of her dress. “So you wouldn’t get in trouble. You didn’t need to be as cautious with me.”
“I”—she broke off and swallowed—“I don’t remember…”
Oh, yeah. She remembered. He took the gift bag out of her hand and set it on the roof of the Mercedes. “I’ll let you in on a little secret, Sinclair.”
“What?” The word barely qualified as a whisper.
“I’m still extremely creative.” With that, he dropped to his knee, and peered behind her.
Her hand smacked his shoulder. “What are you doing?”
“Seeing if I can find a creative solution to your little predicament.” The position gave him an up-close look at the tangle of her skirt in the car door, the torn seam that rendered the dress un-wearable—he turned his head slightly—aaand the tiny, lacy, black panties that left mouthwatering portions of her ass bare to his view. Without doing any sort of motive check, he let his cheek brush the smooth flesh.
Muscles quivered in response. The hand on his shoulder switched to the top of his head, but she didn’t push him away. He trailed his lips across her thigh, automatically following the line of her panties where it hugged her hip and arrowed around front.
Her shuddery exhale triggered his inhale. Her scent stormed his senses, achingly familiar, and dangerously arousing. The molecules infiltrated his brain, coated the back of his throat, and left him dizzy from need. Balancing before her on both knees, taking a hip in each hand, he slowly closed in on the sheer triangle covering the prize.
He took another hungry inhale. The tip of his nose skimmed the lace. “Yes?”
Those slim fingers slid down until her palm cupped the back of his head. Her thighs parted.
A car alarm shattered the silence and broke the spell lust and memories had woven around them. She jerked away, shoved her skirt down, and glared at him. “That’s not part of our deal.”
He stood, intentionally taking up the space she’d tried to carve out for herself. “Don’t kid yourself, Sinclair. That’s always been part of our deal.”
Second chance love stories are among my very favorites and Samanthe Beck’s newest release, Emergency Attraction hit straight at my heart. I adored this story because not only was it a second chance story, but the hero is reformed bad boy, who has gone on to do great things in his life since leaving his home town and his girl behind. This story pulled me in from the word go and didn’t let up until the last very last page.
Full disclosure – Samanthe Beck is another one of my phone book authors – if she writes it, I will read it. Her books are hot and sexy romances with bold and ballsy heroines and alpha males who love them all the more. Explore some of her previous series and be prepared to fall in love.
Honestly? Whoever thought risk assessment and emergency management wasn’t a sexy occupation, apparently needs to meet Shane Maguire. Because WHOA. His authority when it comes to all things involved in public safety was hot. But beyond that, it was impossible not to love Shane, both the boy who left town on a rail and the man who returned as Magnolia Grove’s prodigal son. The goodness of his heart was always there, but it was clouded by disapproval and small town judginess. Shane’s second chance wasn’t just for the love of his life, but for the hearts and minds of his hometown.
Sinclair was a force of nature. There were moments where I wanted to provide her with an attitude adjustment (i.e. a smack on the butt) and then others where I wished that I could give her a huge mama’s hug and take away her hurt. I adored Sinclair, but at times it was difficult to see her through her veils of anguish. Clearly her heart still beat for Shane and it was going to take a lot to strip it all away. But layer by layer, we get to see this woman in her full form and she is even more amazing!!
Emergency Attraction could be my favorite book of the series. The depth of feeling between Shane and Sinclair is just so strong and strikes you from page one. They’ve been apart for ten years and yet their chemistry pops off the page. Every step you take along with them; it feels as if you are falling in love with them in real time. It’s not all rainbows and kittens though, the end of their relationship left them both emotionally battered, which Samanthe captures so perfectly. Their heartbreak and assumptions are anchors, weighing them down. These emotions fuel many of the most powerful (and sexy) scenes, so make sure that you have a cold beverage and cloth handy to take that edge off.
I loved this book through and through. Definitely add it to your TBR and enjoy!!
Laurie’s Rating: 5 STARS
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering husband, their turbo-son, and a furry ninja named Kitty.
When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.