Secrets and Satin by Liliana Hart

Secrets and Satin by Liliana HartSecrets and Satin by Liliana Hart
Series: The MacKenzie Family #8
Published by Smashwords Edition on February 9th 2013
Pages: 216
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No one knows heartbreak like Jade Jax. After losing her husband to a tragic death, she doesn’t believe love can happen twice. But after years of living a half-life without her husband, her body starts to waken again, and needs she’d forgotten come to the surface.
Max Devlin never thought Jade would want him outside of his dreams, but fate plays a helping hand when they’re thrust into a high stakes mission, protecting each other’s backs like old times. Max decides he’s finally ready to end his bachelor ways, but he learns quickly that happily-ever-after isn't always possible. Because Jade has no desire to ever love again. Not when she knows how painful it can be.

I can’t remember how many times I’ve picked up a book uncertainly, only to be more than pleasantly surprised by it. Max’s and Jade’s story is one of those times.

I’d rate this higher if not for Liliana’s Hart’s disturbing tendency to have all her heroes into anal play. I love the conventional smexy scenes as much as any lass would, and thankfully there’s a lot less bdsm over here and everything else that gives me the willies – just not my cup of tea – but I particularly loved Max’s utter devotion and unwavering feelings. About high time we have a hero who just isn’t afraid to be a coward (and not an idiot/tortured playboy with the typical excuses of playing the field) and a kickass heroine who can be persuaded to love again.