ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI really liked this book It was an easy read reat characters that I liked Neither of the MCs annoyed me so I was very happy with itDale is just starting her first day at her new job when she meets one of her bosses Mr Kyran Reese She is to be his brother s new assistant The attraction is instant for both of them He likes that she won t let him walk all over her and she likes that he is sexy and arrogant How can you make me feel this Malice (Conspiracy 365, good DaleKyran may be a moody business man by day but at night he fights in a club which is something that no one knows about himexcept Dale Her brother is a bartender at the club where he fights where she sees him Kyran wants just sex and Dale agrees but as it always seems too feelings Lily (The Mauve Legacy, grow and develop When Kyran says he can tive her everything she wants Dale decides she should just cut her losses and move on but will he let her But you kept dragging me under and beneath my controlled surface something was happening to meI was falling in love with you Hook Line And fucking sinker You took the round from under my feet and left me with nothing to cling to but you KyranOverall this was a sweet sexy read with some steamy love scenes It left me feeling satisfied The writing was ood there was Progressive Consumption Taxation great character development and had a wonderful storyline Loved it This review will also be available on My Fiction Nook as of 82913 While the author s voice has matured a bit since her debut novel this book much like the previous ones is still suffering from what may be one of the biggest tropes in erotica romance right now tortured hero meets woman with magical va jay jay to cure him Such is the trope in this nicely written but uickly forgotten erotic romance Our hero Kyran Reese likes to be in control at work and at play His play time is mostly spent in the boxing ring where competitors forgoloves and fight with their bare fists He likes to win in the ring and in his job Unfortunately he comes across as emotionally immature rigid and as suffering partially from douchebag syndrome He owns an advertising firm with his younger brother who is portrayed as something of a fuck up and whom Kyran doesn t really trust When it comes to women Kyran is primarily thinking with the appendage between his legs so when his brother Taylor s new assistant Dale Porter shows up at work and challenges him with witty comeback Kyran does whatever he can to stop himself from Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations getting her in his bed Or bend over his desk Or smashed against his office door Or well youet the point Of course we all know that in eroticaromances willpower is the first thing to The Clothier Natural Jumping Method go the way of the Dodo bird The proseoes from Two Bunnykins out to Tea good to bad when it comes to the sex scenes and while Ms Stacie certainly delivers the heat there is a discernible lack of emotion that made me want to skip them after the first two There are only so many ways in which to describe the physical act of inserting tab A into slot B and without any emotional connection the sex is just thatI also didn t buy the relationship to be honest The bossman doing his employee well we ve certainly seen that many times before and every time I see it in a novel I have to wonder if these people have never even heard of sexual harassment lawsuits or if they think they re above the law By pursuing his brother s assistant an employee of his company Kyran risks much than his reputation or his possibly non existent heart he risks losing his livelihood It reminded me of the old joke that men apparently only have enough blood supply to support one head at a time Of course the heroine in this book isn t much better even though she seems to have a bit of backbone and doesn t let people read Kyran walk all over her Dale Porter a bit of a secret from her new boss brother that is then revealed and partly serves as the trigger for the somewhat fabricated conflict The fact that she s supposedly so hurt by a past lover and friend and portrayed to still be licking her wounds yet upon first sight falls immediately in love in lust for the forceful boss also seemed a bit far fetched While Dale has sufficient personality to make her a likable heroine it s not sufficient to carry the entire book Taylor himself dips in and out of the plot and his only function seemed to be to antagonize Kyran and be a whiny whiner who whines throughout most of the book Oh yeah there s a reasoniven but supposedly these are men in their early thirties or possibly late twenties Maturity apparently remains a Falling for Sakura goal they have yet to reachWhat I really liked about this book was the humorous banter between Kyran and Dale which made meiggle out loud a few times Unfortunately outside of that the dialogue often felt inorganic and somewhat stilted And the humor wasn t enough to push this book into than somewhat stilted And the humor wasn t enough to push this book into than stars It was better than okay but only barely For erotica lovers this probably a Teach Me good book to spend a couple of hours immersed in a fantasy For readers like me who like a bit meat and not just the boning it s perhaps not thatood a fit I received a free ARC from the publisher A positive review was not promised in return I must also acknowledge that I know Ms Stacie from another aspect of my internet presence This also had no bearing on my opinion of this book Review posted at Swept Away By Romance35 StarsBeneath the Surface by MA Stacie is the exact type of story that never fails to attract my attention Rich successful sexy alpha malecheck Honest sweet down on her luck heroine who isn t afraid to stand up to the alpha malecheck Steamy sexcheck This book has it all and delivers an entertaining albeit predictable readAs the book opens Kyran Reese is struggling with the responsibility of running the family business He is restless and longs for a bare knuckle boxing ring where he can release all the pent up energy and hostility that he tries desperately to keep hidden I loved that this hero is all business up front but behind his carefully constructed image lies a true bad boy tattooed and longing for a fightDale Porter our heroine has come to work for Kyran s brother Taylor however in the opening chapter it s Kyran that she runs into first The attraction is instantaneous and very mutual The sex follows uickly afterwards and there isn t a whole lot of build up before this couple hits the sheets or should we say the office I liked this book Kyran was my favorite character and I loved him because he carried the weight of the world and
his family on his shoulders I sympathized with him and felt that he used control as a coping family on his shoulders I sympathized with him and felt that he used control as a coping He had a lot of emotional pain that he had no idea how to cope with and used his fighting to stay saneThere were a few twists in this story that I wasn t expecting and that made this read interesting and somewhat set it apart but I fear that it did have a lot of the same themes that we see so often now in erotica The way Kyran and Dale met reminded me of Fifty Shades and Crossfire and I think maybe I ve read too many books because this Kyran Reese is a man in control Driven when it comes to work focused when it comes to play From his office to the chalk circle of the bare knuckle boxing ring his only thought is to win That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life His brother’s.
M.A. Stacie ✓ 4 Free readAylor s age much to Kyran s chagrinHe finds release in a fight club so that he can in some way feel something But of course as the CEO of a company he has to keep this hobby of his a secret Not a ood image for business Kinda hard to hide though when Kyran keeps etting cuts and bruises don t you thinkWith tensions hearts and everything on the line how will things turn out for Kyran and Dale How will Kyran s family and the company react when they find out the secret he s been hiding from everyone What will become of of Kyran s brother Will he et the help he needsOver all plain and unoriginal read for me Nothing relatively that I haven t read before ARC provided courtesy of Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Pedroza Thank you very much Whoot whoo Dale Loved Dale she is a very strong minded woman who knows who she is and what she wants It was interesting to see her paired up with Kyran Reese who is a strong alpha male It worked surprisingly well Kyran is the CEO of the family corporation along with his brother Taylor who is CFO and they are both hot and broken and have their secrets Talk about dysfunction at it s finest Kyran is strong sexy family fixer and has serious emotional bonding issues Taylor is just as ood looking has serious family issueshe is never sober long which begins to affect his daily life Dale was just hired as Taylor s assistant she immediately can tell something is wronggoing on with Taylor he is either late drunk or a no show at work Dale upon meeting Kyran has an immediate attraction that she pushes aside because he is her boss Kyran on meeting Dale feels the same pull he chalks it up to lust and knows he shouldn t want her but she wont Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries get out of his head I love the elevator scene with these two hot Kyran just cant take the sexual tension between them any longer and makes his move No shirt Kyran inters the elevator Dale with her yummy vanilla scent is everywhere and Dale is intrigued at all of his beautiful tattoo s that are hidden beneath his dress shirts and his amazing body They decide that the lust and sex is amazing and they will just keep it to that but can they Kyran has so many issues and uses boxing as his outlet no one at work or in his family knows how he deals with the pressures in his life Dale is like an anchor thatrounds him I loved all the hot scenes and banter between these two Dale would not put up with his crap and she dished it right back at him I think this is what Kyran liked about her she wasn t intimidated by his brooding ornery self she could tell it was a cover Taylor s issues come to a head too Dale and Kyran The Writers Handbook 1999 go through a lot before their story is all over Really areat read I was looking forward to reading Beneath the Surface especially after I saw several Rock Hounding out of Bishop good reviews but unfortunately it fell flat for me The story has everything I usually like a dominating man a little angst and a lot of time between the sheets or against the wall or on a desk Look we areoing to do this I am The Long-Legged Fly going to fuck you I have thought about nothing else for the last week Now you can talk all the way through or you can enjoy it However if you choose the first I can assure you that you won t be talking for long and will be doing the second within minutes I should have really liked this book Unfortunately I just didn t connect to these characters at all Their chemistry which was described as instantaneous just didn t work for me I never thought the relationship went further than just sex There was a lot of back and forth hot and cold between Dale and Kyran and I didn t like that either I also thought that Dale was prettty annoying If she was worried about her job or where they wereoing in their relationship then she should have addressed those concerns before having sex with upper management in the office her first week on the job And she continued to want to have the same conversation over and over If you are having sex with someone and they say its just sex and you keep wanting to label the sex as something else its kind of pathetic I also didn t really care for Kyran either I didn t think he was that dominating he just across as cold sometimes And overlooking the problems with his brother made him seem ignorant and insensitiveAt the end of the book I don t see any real Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, growth or development of the characters which would have resulted in their issues being resolved I read the whole book and didn t really feel any emotions at all Overall the characters just didn t work for me in this one I would probablyive this 25 StarsThanks to NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review 35 stars Every time I took a breath the air was filled with you I fought it determined to ignore your siren call But you kept dragging me under and beneath my controlled surface something was happening to me I read this while on vacation a few days ago and I m struggling to remember any feeling or thoughts I had about this book So that for one tells you somethingSuffice it to say this didn t leave any impression on me one way or another The plot was very been there read that at least for me Nothing really stood out for me not the story nor the charactersKyran is the CEO of his father s company Struggling to run everything when his brother is barely helping out the last thing he needs is another distraction Unfortunately his brother s new secretary is just that One sexy distraction he can t seem to stop thinking aboutI wanted to like Kyran he was just the right amount of jaded and brooding that I typically like Add into that mix his habit of bare knuckle fighting in the ring to relieve stress and I should be on Alpha cloud 9 right But something always kept me from
Really Falling For Him He Was Unreasonablefalling for him He was unreasonable and at times just plain jerky Which again should have worked for me but alas it just left me feeling verymeh Dale s character I really enjoyed I just wished we The Service got a little bit about her I felt like we never reallyot much beneath her surfacesorryThere was mention of her half brother Trace and her somewhat uneasy relationship with her father But
was no mention really of why she lived with her mother how she came to live with her dad It was just bits and pieces and I was hoping for a little The story itself was fairly entertainingWhat begins as a sex only arrangement soon begins to et blurred lines when feelings enter the mix Dale fights her feelingsthere was no mention really of why she lived with her mother
but ultimately she wants the labels that kyranultimately she wants the labels that Kyran to iver her So what happens when attraction develops into something The steam factor of this book was reat the attraction and connection between the Hh was smoking hot I also loved the way that Kyran showed his willingness for labels in the end It was very sweet and original I did hope to hear a bit about Taylor and what happens to him but I m assuming this may be touched on in the next bookOverall it was a sexy and steamy although somewhat unoriginal and not very memorable book ARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFor reviews visi. Boxing Dale fights her rowing affection trying to hide it when the world around them spirals out of control All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longerHas Kyran finally met his match Could playing to win mean playing for keeps. Ne had bits and pieces of so many others that I ve read I must admit that I had this feeling while reading of been there and done that I still would recommend it for those who would love reading about a tormented bare knuckle fighting CEO and the woman who finally soothes him inside and outside of bedEnjoy August can t come fast enough I need this bookOkay after writing that a week later I received an ARC copy of this book to read after reuesting it on Netgalley I love me some netgalley because they always have the latest books I love so much First I want to start this review off a little differently because I hardly ever do this but this is one of those rare occasions that I have to say this book cover screamed for me to read it I love a rough tattoo boxer looking Cable Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill guy who is rough and tough all alpha male who can hold his own and HOLY FRIZZ Iot that and reading Beneath the SurfaceKyran Reese is one hot as hell alpha male that has everything in his under control He rules with an iron fist and he takes no crap from family or friends He controls everything in his family business because his brother is a screw up and can t be trusted His brother Taylor is drowning in hurt lies and deceits and he is a cheater Flirting with his PA s and having affairs with them A Pucked Holiday Outtake (Pucked, gets him into trouble with his last affair and Kyran has had toet him out of trouble and hire a new PA who will not fall privy to his brothers advances Only the Turn This World Inside Out girl they hire does something to Kyran he never thought would happen to himBy day Kyran is in the board room handling business and by night he is a bare knuckle boxer He keeps to himself and does what he wants when he wants So when he meets his brothers new PA and she is a sassy no none sense women Ky is thrown off hisame He loves the banter between them and the sassy remarks she makes and the fact that she is immune to his looks Don t Option Trading Tactics with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD get it twisted Ky can be an ass and he shows it to Dale but Daleives it right back to him in spades Dale has her skeletons and secrets in her closet and she is immune to bad boys who think they are all that and a bag of chips but she feels a spark or something between her and Ky and she can t help but think about him So when he propositions her with a deal for having a relationship with no strings attached she agrees But what happens when they come together is anything but platonic The passion sparks and flies and holy hell these two are a match made in heaven and hell They pull and push each other and this story had me on the edge of my seat I could not think straight at one point Lordy lordy is all I have to say to that This is a must read and I need book two like ASAP because that prologue was CRUEL man they way it ended I just need to know what Kyrans thoughts are on the subject I ve had the pleasure to be the editor of this story and I couldn t be prouder of Stacie s work She s had Night Fury (Night Fury, grown so much as a writer since Unwritten Rules Her male protagonist is hotter and swoon worthy plus her female protagonist is stronger than ever This story is a little Fight Club a little bad boy business man and a lot of UST I can t wait for the rest of the world to read this book MA Stacie isoing places Arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review This review is posted on Way Too Hot BooksI was excited about reading this book and I won t pretend that the main reason for that wasn t the mention of a male hero being a boxer because it was but unfortunately overall in the end the story fell flat The reasons for my rating 1 The Plot I have fucked you Numerous times in fact We will continue to do so because seriously Dale it s amazingNow Henry Fuckits Nursing Notes get on the floor I need to feel you wrapped around my dick Now Drama sex drama sex drama sex drama and so on and on That about sums it up The story failed torab me from the very beginning and it barely improved through the rest of it The beginning was shaky The story starts with the awkward and uite unbelievable job interview when the MCs meet for the 1st time which turns into insta lust and soon enough into push pull no strings attached relationship rich on sex and unnecessary drama Aside some emotional moments involving family problems the story and both the characters lacked depth in my opinion2 The MCs What are we doing Kyran Both of the MCs weren t the type of characters I prefer reading about I found them annoying shallow and reckless through the most of the book They are supposedly in their middle twenties but they acted like teenagers Kyran being the typical dark misunderstood and manipulative alpha male sending mixed signals til the very end of the story and Dale chasing after him like a lovesick puppy and constantly uestioning What are we If I were her I would have Chemistry given up on him long time ago Who should read this book Readers who want a light read with a lot of sex and push pull drama Fans who like their male heroes dominant cocky pushy controlling and ready to bolt whenever there s mention of any real commitment and heroines who will put up with it all because hey he s soood in the sackI don t like writing bad reviews but I have to
Stay True To Myselftrue to myself this is how I felt We all have our reading preferences so read it and decide for yourself I have fcked you Numerous times in fact We will continue to do so because seriously Dale it s amazingNow 3 Ideas That Can Change Your Life get on the floor I need to feel you wrapped around my dck Now I m disappointed to say that I struggled immensely toet through this book The story was slow and the main characters Kyran and Dale both sound like uys names eh were nothing special Kyran is a shrewd business man with a secret "He Very Frigid " very frigid stunted and uarded and needs to be in control of everything he does He develops a deep attraction Dale the moment she steps into the office as his brother s assistant and at first tries to avoid her but we all know that kind of stuff never lasts long Ms Porter s were far welcoming though all wide eyed and emanating with honesty whereas his were The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, guarded He let very few see beneath the surfaceDale on the other hand has a flair of character but none that could upkeep the entire story She comes to work for Taylor Reese after she loses her previous job and is spurned by her now ex boyfriend and ex bestie Uh ohShe also develops a strong attraction for Kyran and they embark on a tumultuous affair with no strings attached sex This of course proves to be futile as both develop early feelings from one another from theet o but are too stubborn to admit it Especially Kyran Dale does acknowledge it and constantly asks Kyran what are we what are we doing but Dale is always like I don t know Ugh Face plant on the floorI did in a sense feel for Kyran though as he is an utterly broken character Kyran basically runs the entire family business by himself since his co owner younger bro Taylor is irresponsible and always etting himself into a heap of trouble His mom died when he was young and his father has retired from the company and married a woman around Kyran and Assistant should be off limits but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to Total Abuse get her between the sheetsWhen Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust money and underground.