The Only Way To Play Is Dirty!
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Book Length (Est.): 300 pages
After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.
Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . .
*I received this book free from Netgalley on behalf of Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*
Levi Rush has been in prison for eight years. Now that he is being released he wants revenge on the one person that sent him there. Trying to protect his best friend all those years ago turned out to be a slap in the face. She did not go to see him in all of those years. Now that Levi owns some of the property in Royals he has leverage.
Rachel Hamilton knew without a doubt when Levi returned to Royals she would have to give him some answers. What she didn’t count on was him being the owner of the building that holds her tattoo shop. Settling for a life in Royal, Detroit as a tattoo artist is not what she had in mind all of those years ago.
Levi and Rachel were the best of friends growing up. Levi loved Rachel but did not express his feelings until he had enough money to get them out of this small town. When he followed her into an alley one night he knew he had to protect her, even if it meant killing a man. Now that he is out and holds a grudge against Rachel for making him suffer he wants to claim all of her and he will play dirty to make that happen.
This is the second book in the Motor City Royals series. This was a good read. I felt Levi went a little over board with his arrogance against all of his friends. It seemed the argument of blame went the entire length of the book but I guess spending eight years in prison for someone can bring out that side of you. I really liked Rachel. She tries so hard to be tough but she has her own faults and will not be pushed around by Levi.
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