Opening up by Lauren Dane
Release date: June 16, 2015
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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Synopsis: The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands. And they're not afraid to get dirty ...Asa Barrons is never lonely for long. Co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop, he works hard and plays harder. But he never allows his after-hours affairs to interfere with business-until he meets racing royalty PJ Coleman. While the blue-eyed blonde is all princess on the outside, on the inside Asa can see that this woman is ready to take a walk on the wild side. PJ knows trouble when she sees it, and Asa is the complete package: fast bike, killer ink, and a sinfully sexy smile that has her imagining things nice girls never do. She talks her way onto the Twisted Steel team to prove her painting skill, and soon learns that Asa is eager to show off some skills of his own. With the help of Asa's expert touch, PJ is initiated into a world of wicked desire. No limits. No inhibitions. No turning back. But as perfect as their passion seems, a new challenge awaits, forcing them to ask just how far they are willing to go ...'Sexy, smart and deeply romantic ...no one does it better than Lauren Dane' - Sylvia Day
My Thoughts: Penelope Jean aka PJ is hands-down my favorite character out of all of Lauren Dane's books. She's tough and doesn't take crap from anyone. I loved her and Asa's chemistry from the start.
PJ has wanted her Father's approval all her life, but he's never given her anything but complaints. She dropped out of college and decided that what she really wanted to do was paint and mix custom colors for cars. Being turned down by her father and uncle to incorporate paint into the family business, PJ strikes out on her own. She is sassy, confident, and just a little bit broken. Like I said, my favorite Lauren Dane female character.
Asa Barrons is a tough-exterior-ed, but marsh-mellow-y on the inside kind of guy. He had a rough childhood and upbringing. Asa is your all-around alpha-male in every sense of the word. He's a tattooed, pierced, walking bad ass. I loved watching him come to terms that PJ was his other half, and that despite her age, she could give him everything he wants sexually. Think riding crops and canes. Oh my.
I loved this couples chemistry and how he was with her. The struggle with her family and how protective Asa was of PJ made me love him even more. I also loved the way PJ kept the soft side of Asa to herself. She knew he would get embarrassed and wouldn't betray him like that. This book is another hit from the kinky world of Lauren Dane.
Recommendation: Coming undone by Lauren Dane