What A Wonderful Read
So, a hooker and a cop. Seen it, you say. But, no, I say, you haven't seen it like this, like Emma Hart's written them in LUST, the second book in her Vegas Nights series. Trust me when I say that neither Perrie Fox nor Adrian Potter are like the others that you've seen. Emma has written a couple of characters with plenty of heart, lots of sass, and enough chemistry between them to power, well, Las Vegas.
Emma's characters never fail to grab me, heart and soul, and Perrie and Adrian are some of my favorites to date. These two are all sizzle and pop from their first meeting. Polar opposites, or so it would seem, it doesn't take too long to figure out that they're more alike than they'd like to admit, and just what each other needs.
And those kids, though. It only seems fitting that someone as sassy and snarky and take-no-nonsense as Perrie would have a mini-me that can almost, almost out-attitude her. Lola had me laughing out loud in pretty much every scene she was in. And, Zac, Adrian's son, is the perfect match for Lola, and the constant reminder of what a great father Adrian is. Even with all of their demons, Perrie and Adrian have done a great job as parents, and the love between them and their kids is evident.
You can't help but fall for the characters in Emma's books, because, beneath the story, they're doing the best that they can, just like the rest of us. Physical attraction aside, Perrie and Adrian are parents, children, people working to get a job done, and, at the end of the day, just people. Dealing with the seamier side of life has left them both somewhat jaded and untrusting, and seeing those layers peel away the longer that they spend time together made for one of Emma's best stories yet.
LUST is 4.5-stars worth of snark, spark, and heart-mending, and I absolutely adored it. Although it's part of a series, it can be read as a standalone (although, why, why, why, would you want to miss the first book? Get reading!). It needs to be on your TBR, and fast. You'll be in love before you know it.
Lust is a sexy new story from Emma Hart. The steamy story features my favorite, a hot cop, and a very unexpected heroine.
The main characters are natural enemies. That doesn't stop the chemistry and pull between them. The story was exciting, and kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were intriguing, and I can't wait to see what comes next!
Things heat up in Lust, the second book in the Vegas Nights series!
Perrie Fox is bastard heir to the Fox fortune, but she has been estranged from the Fox family, including her beloved brother, Damien, for many years. Now raising her 7 year old daughter alone, she works as a prostitute to make ends meet. Detective Adrian Potter is a single father and head of the LVPD task force tasked to get sex workers off the streets. He does his job motived by very personal reasons. When Adrian arrets Perrie one night, theirs lives take a turn neither saw coming.
I have to tell you, this one will hit you right in the heart. Emma Hart has outdone herself with Adrian Potter, the sexy, sullen, single father and detective. You won't be able to help yourself. His brand of sexy, grumpy protectiveness is endearing. Perrie is great. She is strong and independent and she doesn't let anyone boss her around, not even Adrian. I loved how she put him in his place. The story itself is great - two people on opposite sides drawn to each other. They don't particularly like each other in the beginning, but they are bound together. I liked that the feelings developed slowly. Their relationship slowly builds throughout the book, but the end of chapter 23 left me open-mouthed! Then, it is all made better by... well, you'll see.
I had to give a special section to the kids, because let me tell you, Emma Hart writes THE best book kids...EVER! Lola is Perrie's 7 year old daughter and she is adorable - too smart for her own good, sassy and with no filter. I loved her. Zac is Adrian's son and he has a heart of gold surrounded by an 8 year old boy mouth. I enjoyed the story of Lola and Zac as much as I did Perrie and Adrian's story.
Actually, this book is really more than just a romance, it's a book about family. Perrie's relationship with her family. Adrian's issues with Zac's mom. Perrie's issues with her brother. The kids... oh the kids!
I can't wait for you all to read this book. It is pretty amazing and a definite OneClick read!
What happens when you're the adopted daughter of a Law Vegas mogul and you get pregnant and decide to keep the baby? Well, when you are Perrie Fox and your dad is Benedict Fox you get cut off. You go from the lap of luxury to having nothing. Your father, who happens to own strip clubs, becomes your own personal Benedict Arnold. He goes from being on your side to not being there for you at all. To top it off her brother side's with her controlling, overbearing dad!
What is a girl to do when money is running out and she has herself and a child to support? Well Perrier turns to the oldest profession around. Sins in sin city.
The author has Perrie's daughter add light hearted laughter and a very human element to the book. Lust is a book the shows hardship and laughter and strength and resilience. It wonderfully tells the human experience.
Awesome 5 star read!!!!!
Lust is book 2 in the Vegas Nights series by Emma Hart. Holy moly that first sentence had me hooked. Talk about laughing once you open a book. Emma never disappoints. Considering its book 2 I don't think it's necessary to read book 1 but why wouldn't you it was awesome. We get to see the story of Perrie and Adrian. What starts off as something that could have been disastrous ends up being the best thing that could have happened to Perrie and Adrian. Being thrown together for work helps these 2 find something that was missing. I give this book a 5 star rating and would definitely recommend it.