Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Adult, Erotica, Suspence, Violence
Bad-boy heir to the Fleming Group empire, Jamie “Hawk” Fleming, at your service.
Here’s the breakdown: my father has been thrown behind bars on murder charges, and my mother as accessory. That was three months ago, and since then, everything has been a downhill ride.
The only thing keeping me sane right now is Hot Body. Her name is Layla, and all that matters is that she’s gorgeous, sexy, and great in bed.
Until I wake up tied up and gagged, Layla standing over me. Sounds promising, huh? A pretty girl, maybe handcuffs and a whip?
But that’s not our scene, and the pissed-off men who kidnapped me are lurking in the shadows, ensuring that this experience won’t be fun at all…
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
HAWK is the second book in the bestselling Sex and Bulllets series. It is a full-length standalone New Adult Romantic Suspense novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jo Raven.
Check out CAUGHT (Prequel to HAWK) to see how Hawk and Layla met in this steamy novella.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Hawk,” Sex and Bullets #2 by Jo Raven was a favorite read for me. Jo Raven’s novels are all favorites for me which is why she has her own shelf on my profile. 😉 Hawk is a total book boyfriend! 🙂
Well damn! Every time I read one of Jo’s novels I wonder how it could be better than the last. I have read every one of her novels (Inked Brotherhood twice!) and I can admit to being behind excited when Jo has a new release.
Hawk is a sexy, bad boy millionaire who lives by a strict code when it comes to women. No-strings sex is all he allows himself. He can’t afford love and all the emotions that comes with it; the cost would be too high. Even if he thinks Layla is the sexiest woman he’s ever been with. Besides, right now all he should be worrying about is making up for the mistakes of his parents, who are currently in jail for murder and a few other nasty things. But that won’t be easy, especially when he’s got some really ruthless, dangerous people waiting to pounce.
Layla is a beautiful selfless young woman who is currently studying publishing in college. We learned from the prequel, “Caught,” Layla was publicly dumbed and humiliated by her former boyfriend, increasing her insecurities. But her feelings of inadequacy are short lived as Hawk steps in and comes to her rescue. He invites her to join him for dinner. That is the beginning of their no-strings, no feelings, no relationship sexual interest.
“I can’t have a relationship. Can’t date you. So if you want a boyfriend, than you can walk away from this table right now. No hard feelings. Too much is at stake.” …..Caught…..
Pretty early on we find Hawk in some series trouble. I’m talking nail-biting worry! It’s during Layla’s attempt at rescuing him, and refusing to give up even though he tells her to leave him alone, that Hawk’s feelings towards Layla start to change into something he doesn’t understand. He is starting to see her as someone he could let behind his emotional walls.
Once things get going in the story, which is early on, we’re in a suspenseful, fast-paced journey of events that will keep you at the edge of your seat. I loved that we get to see our favorite characters from the first book in the series, “Storm.” Jo Raven’s characters always have flaws. Some are tortured souls in need of the emotional healing that only love can bring. Hawk was an intense and loyal man and I loved him! Book boyfriend baby! Layla was a beautiful character as well, in heart and soul. She was brave and loyal and perfect for Hawk. They were perfect for each other. Hawk’s friend Rook will be our next story. After reading that teaser, I hope we won’t have a long wait!
My Rating…..5 Stars!!!