The Valentine’s Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich
EBOOK Publication Date: January 31, 2013
Paperback Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars
The “emotional, spicy-hot story” (Belle’s Book Bag) that propelled Kelsie Leverich to the New York Times bestseller list!
Tattoo artist Ronnie Clark is counting the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. Love leads to heartbreak, and she’s vowed never to let herself get hurt again.
Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his midtour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his soldiers to finish leading their mission. He’s dedicated to his men and to his country, and he’s not interested in getting wrapped up in a distracting relationship…but casual sex, that’s a different story. From the moment he sees Ronnie, he wants her. And he agrees to her terms: no romance, no fluff—just passion.
But as their sexual chemistry ignites, the lines of their arrangement get blurry, and Ronnie starts to push Kale away. And when Kale realizes he’s found his match in this gorgeous razor-tongued woman who is hell-bent against love, winning her heart could be the toughest battle he has ever fought.
Absolutely loved this story! I never read a book by this author before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The story sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a try. Ronnie is a tattoo artist with a smart mouth, and Kane is a bad ass military man. I could feel the temptation right from their first meeting. He took one look at her and wanted her like no other women. She took one look at him and knew she would have to fight her desire. She had sworn off all military men, but Kane was to much for her to resist. The passion between these two was amazing, and the sex was hot! Their story was truly heartfelt and emotional throughout the book, but not to the point it overshadowed Ronnie and James story. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
*ARC provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.
✦Hard Feelings Series by Kelsie Leverich ~ Reading Order✦
✦The Valentine’s Arrangement (Jan 31, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/18iUdwM | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://amzn.to/18xmhr0 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1bsOm6f
✦Feel the Rush (Aug 20, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/IYFCLf | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1f2qQh7 | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/18PLbI8
✦Pretending She’s His (Nov 19, 2013) ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1clppXX | Nook http://bit.ly/1f2qFT1 | Kobo http://bit.ly/J8jGxS
✦A Beautiful Distraction (May 6, 2014) ➢ Kindle $5.12 http://amzn.to/1aPlrFS | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/19d3ftN