LOVE AND WAR ~ ANNETTE FIELDS
My Rating: 5
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Read: April 25, 2017
Genres: Romance, Erotic, Light BDSM, Light Suspense
POV: First-person dual perspectives
I lost my job and my fiance in the same week, so a drink and a dirty f*ck are exactly what I need. Liam, with his killer body and stern orders for me to get on my knees, is the perfect one-night stand.
But when he cries out another woman’s name in his sleep, I’m out of there. I don’t waste my time with cheaters.
Turns out Mr. Hot Night Stand is a cop. The next night he saves my ass when I stupidly trust someone from my past. Truth be told, I can’t stop thinking about how much I want to feel his strong, protective arms around me. He’s like a drug and I can’t get enough.
I’m falling hard. But who is this woman whose named he called out in bed? Can I trust that she’s really in his past? Sure Liam’s a cop, but sometimes cops are the biggest liars of all…
I came to the bar to drown my sorrows, not take home a girl with tons of baggage. But when I set eyes on Hazel–that dark hair, those green eyes, her ripe dangerous curves–I forget everything else but getting her in my bed.
When she kisses me, I’m hooked and can’t let go. When she begs me for more, I open a world of pleasure she never knew existed.
It’s taken me three long years to rebuild my life. I lost everything. Hazel is the first taste of sweetness I’ve had in a long time. And I don’t want to let her go.
I’ll do anything to protect her, even if she doesn’t understand my reasons. Being a cop has taught me about sacrifice. Even if doing the right thing isn’t always what it seems…
Love and War can be enjoyed as a standalone novel or as Book 2 in my Small Town Bad Boy series. No cheating, no cliffhangers and guaranteed HEA!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hazel and Liam…….
This was a great book. From page one I was engaged and eagerly turning pages. The writing flowed well, the dialogue and inner monologue gave great insight into the characters minds.
Hazel finds herself back in her small hometown after making a life for herself in the city. Hazel leaves her life in the city after losing her job and then coming home to find her fiance in bed with another woman. Now back home, she has no plans yet on what she will do to move on so Hazel finds herself temporarily living with her bother and his pregnant wife. Asher and Dahlia.
Several years earlier, after a tragedy, Liam moved to the small town of Cloverville and currently works as a police officer. Liam was also running from sorrow.
Liam and Hazel both find themselves at the same bar, at the same time trying to forget the past. As soon as they meet, sparks ignite instantly. They have a strong connection that is hard to deny even though neither are looking for a relationship. And Hazel has trust issues, of course.
But Liam has secrets. Can these two find a way to be together despite the obstacles in their path?
I adored both Liam and Hazel; they were great characters. Even when they couldn’t agree on moral standards, they couldn’t deny how much they cared about each other.
There are a few elements of suspense and danger as well as a bit of violence. Liam is a fantastic hero, alpha and sexy. I loved how he was willing to do anything to protect Hazel. Hazel was a strong moral heroine. She was independent and not afraid to speak out when she thought certain circumstances called for it.
This was my first book by this author and I definitely want to read more. As a matter of fact, her previous release, Ball And Chain, features the story of Hazel’s brother, Asher and his girl, Dahlia. I can’t wait to read that one and more from Annette Fields.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*