Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell

Posted February 9, 2017 by Elizabeth in Blog Tour, Elizabeth B, Giveaways, InkSlingers PR, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway:  Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway:  Ruthless by Gina L. MaxwellRuthless by Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Playboys in Love, #2
Published by Entangled: Scorched on January 30th 2017
Pages: 221
Also in this series: Ruthless
Also by this author: Ruthless, Hot For the Fireman
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People call me Ruthless for a reason.
Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman's panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.
Until I met her.
She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.
My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.
But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned, it’s time to show her how damn good it be ruthless.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

What a fun twist on the office romance!

Addison has a wild night out with Ruthless. Several months later she discovers that Ruthless, the part time male stripper, is actually/also Roman, a lawyer and her new boss. A valiant effort to remain professional finally comes to a head and they try a “fun” relationship that blossoms into so much more.

I liked both Addison and Roman and found them to be interesting characters. He is very alpha, but remains likeable as he doesn’t cross the line into obnoxious. Addison is a strong female character and plays well against Roman.

As much as I liked Addison and Roman individually and as a couple, the conflict is the story felt forced and a little trite. As well as these two worked together, both professionally and romantically, I found it strange that they would make the choices they did and let a simple misunderstanding blow up like it did. The resolution also felt a little anticlimactic. Addison’s quick and ready acceptance of Roman’s apology seemed a bit out of character from how we’ve known her in the rest of the story.

Even with the struggles I had with the conflict and resolution, I really did enjoy Ruthless. It was a fun and quick escape that has me curious about the other books in the series.


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About Gina Maxwell:

Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.

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I'm a stay home parent and squeeze reading in wherever I can around driving kids around to school and activities. I read a little bit of everything, but really enjoy indie authors and Happy- Ever-Afters. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since January 2015.