"Scintillatingly sexy. Phillips and Wilde deliver a sinfully hot story you won't soon forget!" K. Bromberg, NY Times Bestselling Author
"The love story Phillips and Wilde crafted was rare, dipped in a reality so natural and organic it held my heart from the very first page." Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Are you ready to get Cuffed? As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist . . .
Levi is fun. He’s a cop who likes to play with his handcuffs, which I am guessing you figured out from the title of the book. He has some leftover issues from his childhood that make him feel he must always be in control. And letting go of that control scares him. A lot.
Sarah is compelling. She is down on her luck when Levi meets her at work in a convenience store. She is determoined to start her life over somewhere other than Chicago, and she is biding her time until she has enough money to make this happen, so she says no when Levi asks her out…until she finally agrees.
The story is, as it is a romance, slightly predictable. You know how it will end up, and you have a pretty good idea how it will get there. But the fin in this is the characters, seeing Clay and Mason, seeing what made Levi into the person he is, and seeing him loosen up to allow Sarah into his life. Watching him relax, to give up small bits of his control is fun, you feel for him and you cheer for him.
The writing, as I mentioned above, is strong. You enjoy the story. You like the characters. The pacing is also on point, and there aren’t any places in the story where it drags.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
"When are you going to face the fact that this chick just isn't into you?" Levi Kincaid glanced across the dark interior of the unmarked SUV to his partner, Nick Catalano, who was alternating his attention between navigating the road and making sure Levi saw his smart-ass smirk. It wasn't the first time his friend had given Levi shit about his request to stop by Circle K on their way back to the station after their shift ended. For the past two months they'd been assigned to the DUI Strike Force in the area, which made stopping by the mart convenient. Seeing and flirting with Sarah Robins was just an added bonus. "She's totally into me, so that's not the issue," Levi refuted confidently, not at all bothered by Nick's ribbing. There were many times he'd caught the tempting way Sarah looked at him when she didn't think he was aware of her. And there was no mistaking the attraction between them she was so determined to fight. He just hadn't figured out why yet. But he would. "Then what's the problem?" Nick persisted—this from a man who was all about instant gratification when it came to women, while Levi was more . . . selective. "I'm not sure yet," he replied honestly. Truthfully, he was having a hell of a time getting past that wariness of hers, which only made him more curious about who Sarah Robins was— and where she'd come from. Admittedly, his interest in her had nothing to do with him being an inquisitive cop, and everything to do with him wanting her, in a deeper way than any female had gotten to him before. He just had to get her on the same page as him. Levi wasn't normally the type of guy who'd continue to pursue a woman who'd already turned him down half a dozen times. A smart man would have cut his losses after the first rejection, but from the moment he'd looked into Sarah's sweet, soulful blue eyes, he'd felt a connection that only seemed to grow stronger every time he saw her. And he certainly didn't miss the irony of that realization, when he was a man adept at maintaining strict control of his emotions—in all aspects of his life. "This is a shit part of town," Nick said, stating the obvious, which brought Levi's thoughts back to the present. "As soon as we're off this DUI task force, I don't want to drive through this part of Englewood unless it's for a call, so close the deal with Sarah already." "Winning a woman over takes time, Catalano," Levi said easily—especially one as wary as Sarah. "Though that's something I wouldn't expect you to understand." "Hell, no," he agreed with a quick, player's grin. "That's too much fucking work when there are plenty of women who take one look at this uniform and are instantly willing and eager to bend over and drop their panties. Trust me, getting laid, and regularly, is not an issue for me." Levi had plenty of offers; he was just more particular about his bed partners. He didn't do one night stands, but he didn't do long term committed, either. The few women he'd dated and allowed into his private life were looking for the same thing he was—a mutually satisfying physical relationship without any emotional involvement. More importantly, they were willing to let him be in control during all aspects of sex. And Sarah, from everything he'd learned so far, didn’t strike him as the type looking for long term either. Which made his pursuit easier for him to justify … and live with. Arriving at the Circle K, Nick turned the SUV into the deserted lot. He drove past the gas station area and stopped in front of the convenience store instead of parking the vehicle. "I noticed the back tire was low at the DUI check point," Nick said, explaining why he hadn't pulled into one of the many empty spaces in front of the mart like he normally did. "While you run inside and do your thing, I'm going to drive around back and fill the tire up with air. I'll meet you out front when you're done." "Sounds good." Levi released his seat belt and opened the door. "You want anything?" Nick grinned. "Yeah, I'll take a root beer and a Snicker's bar." "You got it." Levi hopped out of the truck, and while his partner drove off and disappeared behind the building, he headed toward the store. Out of years of habit, he glanced around the area, looking for anything, or anyone, who might be out of place. Especially in this part of town. But it was a quiet evening, and there weren't any other cars or people around, which wasn't unusual for a late Tuesday night. He walked into the store, and to his immediate left was the main counter and two registers. Sarah was sitting on a stool reading a magazine, and as soon as she heard someone enter, she looked up. Her bored expression immediately transformed to one of pleasure as a genuine, happy-to-see-him smile curved her soft, lush mouth, which never failed to make him think about slowly licking his tongue across that full lower lip before kissing her, or how that mouth would feel sliding down the length of his cock as she looked up at him from a kneeling position on the floor at his feet. Heat and desire mingled in his belly, and lower, as he strolled toward the counter. Yeah, he'd stored up five long week's worth of the hottest, most sinful fantasies of Sarah, in some of the most erotic scenarios he could imagine. Those dirty thoughts had come in handy when he'd lain in bed, hard and aching and needing relief. With his hand wrapped tight around his dick, those decadent visions playing through his mind never failed to alleviate his lust. But the relief was always temporary. He wanted the real thing. He wanted Sarah, her body soft and warm beneath his, and her willing to give herself over to him in all the ways he desired. And that kind of trust took time. And patience. Both of which he had in abundance.
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