Too Hot To Handle by Susan Arden
Bad Boys (Zero to 60) #10
A girl on the run.
And a Marine in need of salvation.
Riding in a rodeo with a pack of adrenaline-hyped cowboys isn’t what it was cracked up to be. When my mom died, I found out the hard way everyone has a price. And trust is a commodity. This isn’t the life I envisioned, but neither is the demented offer my step-uncle tosses my way. With a sick threat, he ups the ante, forcing me to bolt. One day I’ll fix Axel for good. For now, I’ve gotta a run.
She stormed into my life. A beautiful hurricane with dark secrets, blinding curves, and a smart-mouth I should kiss into submission. She’s on the run and needs my help. Not that she listens. But if it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to make her mine. Even if it means I have to lie, cheat, deal with her horse from hell… Or get out my M9. Won’t be the first time I’ve pulled the trigger.
STORM WARNING: This is a seismic erotic romance, detailing a barely-legal runaway and a dirty-talking McLemore. If a fiercely protective aka alpha-male cowboy lights your fire, then you’ve come to the right ranch.
Too Hot To Handle, Book #10
Too Hot Too Handle is book #10 in the Bad Boys (Zero to 60) Series, but is actually the first book I have read by this author. I was gifted an ARC of this book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
This book starts sexy as hell, it’s sexy as hell the whole way through and ends sexy as hell.
So as you can guess this book is pretty damn sexy!
Ok so here’s the best thing about this book…..
An ALPHA COWBOY!!!!
I think I need to say that again just in case someone didn’t get it the first time…
AN ALPHA COWBOY!!!
I think I might need to mention AN EX SOLDIER ALPHA COWBOY!!!!!!!
Yes that’s a lot of shouty capitals but honestly I didn’t even know that kind of perfection actually existed!!
I enjoyed the alpha, ex-military, cowboy goodness that was Rod and awful lot!!! (Wink, wink)
But honestly if you forget the sexy, boss brilliance everything else is a bit thin.
The dialogue wanders and at times was downright confusing. The POV’s switch at the blink of a hat and it takes a paragraph to figure out whose thoughts I was reading.
I’m also not entirely sure why Margo was so scared of Axel? She’s basically a child who ran away and her family just allowed her to do this?
It’s a bit taboo that Margo’s 18 (just) and Rod is 29 but really Margo is the oldest 18yr old in the world.
Also why would you call you’re hero Rod?????? It’s the least hero type name I’ve ever heard!! And his brother gets Cade soooo much cooler.
The sex is hot and dirty, although it was a bit repetitive with lots of threats of bondage and spanking. But I still got a bit flustered reading it so yay for dirty sex!!!
This book was a great ball of smut but the story wasn’t great, I still enjoyed it but had the story been better this book would have been the full package.
Too Hot To Handle gets 3.5 stars from me.
#3 Stephen McLemore – The Cowboy Rode a Harley
#4 Girls’ Night Out
#5 Brandon McLemore – Leather and Lace
#6 Collared by the Cowboy
#7 Rory McLemore – Breaking the Bad Boy
#8 Catch Y.O.U. 4 Xmas
After packing up and moving to Nashville, Susan married the man standing behind her at Starbucks. Her husband is an incredible guy who puts up with a fly-by-the-seat zany wife. Together, they support several charity organizations including RAINN.org, Diversity In Books, and a robotics program for children.
Susan loves comedy in all forms. And music—anything dance-able. You’ll find her singing and dancing if she’s in the kitchen and cooking. And speaking of things that sizzle, if romance starring a dirty-talkin’ sexy cowboy ignites your fire, then stay in touch via Susan’s RED-HOT ROMANCE newsletter. Sign up for freebies, releases, and bad boy news!