Blown: Braxton Cole

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Veronica “Roni” Guard is an undercover cop trying to bust a drug ring. Unfortunately, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Mateo Vargas, at an illegal street race in the California desert. He just happens to be a pretty big criminal himself. That’s why they split originally. No matter how much chemistry they have between them, a cop and a gangster are not a good match. Roni Convinces Mateo to help her with her case, his reluctance derailed by the one thing that always worked between them–sex. Yes, he’ll help her. But on one condition. In his world, she belongs to him, and him only.

Will Mateo’s possessiveness unravel Roni’s case? Or, worse, blow her cover? And if they get out of this alive, is there a future for them together?

I hated undercover. No that wasn't true. I loved undercover, especially the moment when I could say, "You're busted, b**ches." But this assignment was enough to make me hate undercover, busted b**ches aside.

Roni is a fast talking, kick ass undercover cop in a whole heap of trouble. She was supposed to be socializing with a pretty slimy enemy to gain info when her hot ex Latin Lover Mateo shows up in the fray and decides she needs some attention...and some rescuing. 

"Call your boss. Tell him you're blown."

They have a history, they fit together perfectly sexually, but their jobs are on opposite sides of the law. Mateo and his brother are criminals and Roni is a cop...not a good combination. But together they are smoking hot. Seriously, burn a whole through the pages or make your kindle smoke kind of hot. Mateo is assertive, bossy, sexy, and has tons of charisma. He can turn Roni's brain to mush with one touch. But she is stubborn about doing her job. And he can't stop himself from jumping in and demanding to help and protect her. 

No matter how amazing Mateo was with his lips, and other parts, it didn't mean that he was a good guy. I knew for a fact that he wasn't.

"You're going to help me?"
This was huge. I'd go back to my regular life after this and that would be that. But this was Mateo's regular life. It put him in a lot more danger than I was in. 

This was a fast, super sexy, suspenseful novella.  I liked both Roni and Matteo. They had humor, intense chemistry and passion. Mateo was all alpha male bad guy, but at the same time could be vulnerable and protective. Roni was driven, strong, and fearless, but Mateo could crack her tough facade. 

This was my first Braxton Cole book and it flowed quickly, made me laugh,, oozed sexuality and provided likable characters. It was only a short novella so the plot and development were a little thin, but it was an enjoyable, fast, steamy, read. 

Thanks to Braxton Cole for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Bad boy Mateo wants more from Roni except she’s not on the same page. Love is not in her near future, however, she isn't opposed to down and dirty panty-melting sex, especially when it's her ex providing it! Not to mention the small issue of undercover cop vs career criminal. They know that being on opposite sides of the law is a major barrier and leaves them without the possibility of a relationship even if their attraction is intense or the orgasms are earth shattering. Roni and Mateo cannot exist outside the bedroom, and seeing as Mateo lives the lifestyle of a career criminal even that is stepping over the line. Will Mateo have it in him to change his career choice or Roni's mind?

"Sometimes I wished I was more emotional, a hysterical girl."

No. No. No. I wouldn't have you any other way! I fricken adored Roni and the fact that she was a bad ass undercover chick who  kicked ass first and asked questions later just cemented her character for me. It was refreshing to read about a heroine who wasn't whiny and drama filled.

"I'm not stupid. I know I don't get to keep you, but that doesn't mean I don't want to. And it doesn't mean I want to see you with anyone else."
"That little confession, all hearts and puppy dogs, was exactly the kind of thing that most women were dying to hear a man say. That didn't mean I wanted to hear it. Orgasms were fine. Proclamations of almost-love left me squarely in the land of what the fuck?"

Holy fucking shit, yes there probably is a more eloquent way to put that, but I don't want to be eloquent. I want to stress my first thoughts upon meeting Mateo. To say he was smoking hot is an understatement. Mateo is pure alpha bad boy, but underneath that dominant tough exterior lays a vulnerability that only showed itself when it came to our sassy take-charge heroine! Swoon!! Roni is Mateo's weakness. Will he turn his back against everything he is and knows to protect her or will he blow her cover to stay true to himself?

"He did that to me, scrambled my thoughts until all I could think about was him. I loved the way he felt, his muscles firm and hard, but beneath that he was so patently vulnerable. His touch revealed his heart every single time."

The lust-filled passion between Mateo and Roni is off the charts hot. Blown had more naughty scenes then it did pages. Their chemistry, emotional and physical, got better with each page. I promise your hormones will be working overtime and you'll be looking for the closest way to take care of them!

Braxton Cole has a way with words, they snag your attention from the very first sentence and keep you hanging on until the very last one is written. Her characters were developed well allowing for them to be relatable and engaging. My only complaint, it wasn't long enough! I wasn't ready for this couple to end.

 Thanks to Braxton Cole for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Braxton Cole lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time holed up in her office writing stories. When she's not writing, she can be found riding her bike, hiking the fabulous local trails, chasing her kids, or wishing that her thumb was a little more green. She has a bad habit of killing what she tries to grow, but hasn't given up hopes of one day being a successful urban farmer.
Braxton writes erotic romance because romance is the stuff that makes life great, and sex is fun. The two belong together, both in life and in fiction.


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