Thank you so much to Entangled Brazen and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of Wet and Reckless! This is the fourth book in the Private Pleasures series and I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing out. I did feel like this book was prepping for the next book in the series really well, so hopefully I’m right in my prediction for who that book is going to be about (but I’m definitely not going to tell y’all, because what if I’m wrong haha).
Wet and Reckless 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
She’s a walking, talking disturbance of his peace…
When former Navy SEAL West Donovan trades covert ops for small-town cop, he craves calm and order. Rescuing a sexy, law-bending hitchhiker during a rainstorm raises his gut-level trouble detector—plus a few things south of his gut—into the red zone. He vows to help this particular tumbleweed find her way and keep it professional, but when she becomes his downstairs neighbor, professionalism is sorely tested. He’s got red lingerie infiltrating his laundry, sultry songs invading his bedroom, and suddenly he’s the one in need of rescue.
Aspiring singer/songwriter Roxy Goodhart ventures to Bluelick, Kentucky to outrun her latest mistake. It’s a doozy, involving a lying ex-manager, a dire lack of cash, and a teensy bit of grand larceny. Landing in the long, strong, entirely too tempting arms of the law is no way to keep a low profile while she re-builds her “L.A. or bust” fund. Taking an apartment that—oops—puts her under West…er…in his path every day doesn’t help. Testing his impressive reserve is beyond reckless, but she’d love to test it…all…night…long.
This book was… interesting. Like the first maybe 30% was really slow and I had to check the summary to remind myself why I had even requested the eARC of it in the first place, but once the story really got going, it was really easy to get into. I really liked all of the characters- Roxy and West are adorable and we have a really solid set of supporting characters. The romance was very cute and the steamy scenes were very steamy- definitely not living room worthy. Like for sure read this book in a bedroom. I thought the ending was really cute and I loved how the whole town rallied around Roxy when she got hurt in the middle of the book and that was when she finally felt like she belonged somewhere. Overall, once you get past a slow start, this is a super cute, super steamy romance novel that’s definitely a fun and quick read with great characters and great series potential. Wet and Reckless came out on May 10th, so make sure you go grab it now!