From USA Today Best-Selling Author
comes the second book in a series of standalones in The Saint Series.
I faked my way long enough by keeping my mouth shut, painting a fake smile on my face and focusing hard on my job.
I quit going out to find that random piece of ass.
Not a one of them would stand up to her anyway.
She hates me, loathes me even.
Little does Vivian Shepard know I’ve got more tricks up my sleeve than she will ever begin to imagine to get her to change her mind, to get my chance.
I’m not giving up.
I want her, and by God, I’ll fight as dirty as I can get to have her.
No matter what!
Of course, I knew it was a one- night stand.
It’s was the perfect night before all hell broke loose to be quite honest.
Drinking, talking and flirting.
One I relished in as I tried to gravitate my mind back to solid ground after soaring so high I could feel the rush of flying.
My stomach dipped, my heart fluttered, and my toes curled inward and then I splattered to the hard surface of the ground.
Jude Westbrooke opened his big fat mouth.
He ruined it, ruined me, ruined it all.
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“We need to talk.” I finally manage to pull away from her. My eyes are diverting from her mouth to her soaked t-shirt. “Fuck,” I snarl. Her pink nipples are standing out against the wet fabric, which is white and very thin. My gaze darkens the further south it goes, down to her tiny little pink and white shorts that are saturated. Rivulets of water are dripping down her long, toned legs, dripping off her silky skin to mix with the giant puddle on the floor.
“You look absolutely beautiful, Red.”
“What in the hell are you doing here, Jude? It’s a monsoon out there. And what gives you the right to barge into my house and attack me like that, anyway? Have you lost your mind?” She shoves me back a step and climbs off the counter, nearly falling on her ass in the process. Slippery when wet, baby! The spell is broken.
“I didn’t lose my mind. You fucking stole it. I can’t stop thinking about you, and no matter what you try and say, I know damn well you don’t want me to. So we are talking, goddamn it!” I yell.
“Well, that sure didn’t sound like talking to me. And take your mind back. I don’t want it.” Liar.
“No, darling, it wasn’t talking. What that was, was several months of pent-up frustration over wanting more of what you gave me the night we met. What that was, was me telling you that I’m not a man who walks away from something he knows is rare. You want to give me my mind back, then let me give you something more to stew about in that pretty head of yours. You are so full of shit if you think for one second I’m buying the piss-ass excuse that you don’t want me. And before your head gets all rattled and you start spewing more of your shit, I’m not talking about sex, Vivian. I’m talking about you. The woman I know is in there, but is too fucking stubborn to let the best side of her out. I want that woman. The woman I met before I fucked shit up. The woman I want to ask out on a date. So, you know what? I’m here to tell you that once you decide to let that woman emerge, you give me a call.”
I turn to leave and grab the door handle. I’m so fucking mad she isn’t trying to stop me like she should that I could spit nails into this door. Hammer this goddamn thing shut.
“I’m telling you right the hell now, Vivian, that if you don’t call me, then you are wasting what I know for a goddamn fact would be the greatest gift given to me, which is you.”
Author: Kathy Coopmans
Author: Kathy Coopmans
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Series (The Saints #2)
There’s two things I know I’m always guaranteed when I pick up a Kathy Coopmans story. One, that it’s going to have an edge of your seat feel to it as she brings the suspense, and two, that it’s going to be steamy as hell.
What I didn’t know but that was made apparent in this story, is that I was also going to get a hero I wasn’t quite familiar with.
Okay so Jude exemplified the typical characteristics of an alpha male, which I am familiar with, but where Jude stood out was that he wasn’t all alpha. He was as sweet as he was possessive. As considerate and kind, as he was dirty talking. He also had a nerdy feel to him as well, which is definitely not something I see in a lot of hero’s in this genre as of late. It was refreshing and gave me even more to love about this author and her writing.
He even made me swoon and I gotta say, that hasn’t been happening a lot for me lately with the books I’ve been reading. Go Jude!
And let’s not forget Vivian. She wasn’t a doormat. She wasn’t a little church mouse that keeps her mouth shut. She was fiery and had no problem speaking her mind, making for some fantastic banter between the two as they find their way back to one another.
Having not had the pleasure of reading book one yet, I went into this story unaware of the background of any of the characters, but it didn’t take anything away from the story as I think the author and the characters themselves, give you a really great birds eye view into the lives of the other characters from the first novel and don’t leave you hanging on anything that may have been important moving on.
I also enjoyed the comradery here. I’ve always enjoyed that aspect of this authors writing as well. She pens such a strong and beautiful bond, of family and loyalty that it doesn’t even seem fictional. It’s the kind of bond a lot of us have in our every day lives with friends that aren’t blood but that are closer than family and even the bonds of actual family. It was paramount here, which leads me to believe it was much the same in the books that came before.
As far as the romance goes, this wasn’t an easy ride to a HEA. There were bumps, there were explosions really, but that’s the best part of reading romance and being in a relationship in general. The ones that don’t come easy or wrap up in just a few pages are always the best ones for this reader and that could definitely be said here.
I can’t wait to see where the author goes next with Tyson.
My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read an ARC of this story. This was a journey I’m so glad to have taken and I can’t wait to be taken on another roller coaster ride with this author in the future.
ABOUT KATHY COOPMANS
Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She's a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She's a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!