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ARC Review: PRIVATE PRICK by Ember Cole

I was only supposed to be a distraction…

When I get the call that a tenant is trapped in the building’s decrepit elevator, I climb down the shaft, drop in through the ceiling...and come face to face with Bekka Zoler, the sexy little redhead who’s starred in more than one of my fantasies.

And she’s pissed.

Turns out her boyfriend failed to mention he had a fiancée, and now she’s feeling all sorts of vulnerable…and claustrophobic. I have to do something to distract her while we wait for the repairman to get her out of this metal box.

So I kiss her.

It’s either the best or worst idea I’ve ever had, because next thing I know, I have her pinned to the wall and I’m doing wicked things to her body.

Bekka’s not even remotely ready for a relationship, and I can’t blame her. Problem is, the chemistry is insane between us, and I know she feels it, too.

It’s time to convince the gorgeous spitfire that I’m the man for her, and this thing between us will last longer than one night.

PRIVATE PRICK is a hot as hell standalone M/F romance with a very…dynamic, dirty-talking hero. As with all my books, there is no cheating, and a HEA is guaranteed!

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Seriously, who goes on Tinder looking for happily ever after? I've never gone the Tinder route, but from what I understand, no one's on there looking for a relationship. So why is it that Bekka used the app almost religiously, but was surprised not to find true love? I found it hard to connect with her character. I didn't dislike her, but I didn't like her either. I got that she was a young adult, but she seemed to be struggling with what it meant to be an adult. Sleeping around with a lot of men did not an adult make.

As for the male protagonist, Adam, I think his character came off a bit more clearly. It was easier to understand his perspective and feel something for him. I wasn't a raving fan of his either, but that was due to not really getting the opportunity to know what made him... him. These characters lacked depth, Bekka most of all, and so I was heavily relying on the plot to really sell this story. I'm not sure it worked.

This story was read really quickly. All events happened over the span of days. This couple went from an antagonistic greeting (Bekka) to a happy-to-meet-you love fest to an emotional rejection to a happy for now ending. Somehow, despite its one-dimensional characters and uninspired plot, this book was written really well. That was one of the first things I noticed actually. It was written by someone who knew what they were doing and it showed.

In all honesty, I wasn't a fan of this story but I can see how someone else would love it. There was a preview of the previous book included at the end and I think that one was more my speed. I was more captivated by that glimpse than I was by this entire book. So I'll be reading that one for sure!

Release: July 9, 2018 | Genre: NA Contemporary Romance | Dual POV - 1st person | Heat: 3.5 | Standalone - Carnal Mischief #2 | Published by: One-Handed Reads

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