New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, brings together two polar-opposite single parents in the second book in the sinfully sexy Vegas Nights series.
Detective Adrian Potter had a lot to answer for. I didn’t care that he was tasked with shutting down the city’s most prolific hookers.
I cared that he was stopping me from providing for my daughter.
He didn’t care.
Not at all.
Until I broke down in the backseat of his car… And he let me go.
Adrian was a single parent, too. He knew how hard I had it. At least, he thought he did.
He had a job. He had people who cared. He didn’t know just how lucky he was.
My name is Perrie Fox.
I was a whore of the highest value.
Until Detective Adrian Potter.
Until the tattooed, redemption-seeking detective entered my life, looking for his fairytale.
The cop and the hooker.
Happily ever fucking never.
You’ve met one Fox sibling.
Now meet the other…
(LUST is book two of the Vegas Nights series. While it is a standalone, the time frame does overlap with scenes in the previous book, SIN. You can, however, read LUST without reading SIN.)
Welcome to Sin City. The city that Never sleeps. The city where people can win and lose just as big.The city where alcohol flows and debauchery reigns. The city that pits cop against prostitute in its ‘seedy underbelly,’ both doing their jobs for a variety of reasons and finding ways to provide for their family, even if the risks are high and the clientele reprehensible.
A Hooker. A Prostitute. A Whore. A Fox.
One of these terms is definitely not synonymous with the others, but for Perrie Fox, they all define her current circumstances and the one that carries the most weight has nothing to do with her last name because a whore is a whore regardless of how much make-up she puts on…how stylish her clothes are…how much she washes and scrubs the filth and judgment off her body. And when it comes to how Perrie sees herself and the situation that she was forced to live due to her family’s refusal to help her when she needed them the most.
A cop and a prostitute joining forces sounds like the start of a bad joke, but in Lust, it’s Perrie and Adrian’s reality, and even though Perrie has no other choice than to work with Adrian, it’s also a way for her to get out of a profession that she never should have had to be a part of in the first place.
It’s always the off-limits and untouchable women who the heroes seem to gravitate towards, and Detective Adrian Potter finds himself in that exact situation when he allows Perrie to remain free and allows her and her daughter into his life more than he probably should allow, crossing lines that shouldn’t be crossed but not being able to stop it from happening because as much as Perrie believes Adrian doesn’t understand her…doesn’t truly see who she is beneath a profession he despises, he does know that she’s not meant to be someone’s whore…she’s not meant to live around squalor and darkness…she’s not meant to risk her life to put food in her daughter’s belly and a roof over her head, and Adrian will stop at nothing to figure out this blonde bombshell whose last name is synonymous with money but whose lifestyle doesn’t reflect any of the luxury that comes with the Fox moniker.
Emma Hart continues to create broken and flawed yet feisty and capable heroines – ones who deal with the hand their dealt the only way they know how and while others may judge them and question why they’re in the situations they are, Hart allows her leading ladies to tell their stories honestly, offering insights that only they can shed light on because the inside is so much more than what is shown on the outside.
I adored Detective Adrian Potter. He may allow his past to dictate too much of his present, but the reasons for that are completely understandable and his reaction and subsequent actions illustrate a man intent on ensuring another child doesn’t lose a parent to a profession that chews women up and spits them out, seeing them as nothing but a way to make money one of the worst possible ways.
Hart’s Vegas Nights is one kickass series with likable main and secondary characters and story lines that sizzle and soothe in all the best ways!
4.5 Poison Apples
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.