planned seduction. i'm going to be super honest here, i liked chance seduction so much more compared to planned seduction where both main characters annoyed me like whoa.
so in chance seduction, lexi tanner is intent on meeting aj riley because she has a proposition for him. she wants him to invest in a charity project that is near and dear to her heart. he's kind of reclusive though and she's not really sure what he looks like. when she literally runs into the hottest guy she's ever met she's distracted but not for long. when she runs into the stranger in an elevator and finds herself in his arms, well, it couldn't be helped. the spark between them was that strong. and the one night of sex was extraordinary.
so imagine her horror when she finally meets aj riley and realizes that he was her hot one night stand. aj, or adam, has been trying to get over the feelings lexi arouses in him for months. that encounter in the hotel wasn't the first time he'd laid eyes on her. and even from across a room he'd known that he should stay away from her. because she had the power to break through his shell.
ever since he had suffered an indescribable loss, he'd been living a half-life. and unsure about how to best protect his fragile heart from more pain he blows so hot and cold that lexi suffers some severe whiplash. he rejects her cruelly and then pins her to him as if letting go were an impossible task. the extent of his pain is excruciating. what he puts lexi through is excruciating. but they have that explosive chemistry. and the fact that no matter how he protests he can't seem to let her go.
and that's something. and is it enough for lexi? because even though she understands his pain and why he suffers, it's still no excuse for how hot and cold he is with her. especially not when you consider how she lays herself bare for him. it would be an easy thing to hate adam, except you see how much he suffers. i love the deep emotional connection these characters share. and how they must overcome their suffering by letting love in.
**chance seduction will publish on july 24, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled pubishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.