Taking the Score
Series: Tall, Dark, and Texan #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Kate Meader
Release Date: February 15, 2016
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…
Paying down her sister’s debts has left personal assistant Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to get a second job as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.
Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction…and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland.
But then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma.
Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.
No problem with women on top, Mr. Kane?”
“You’ve always been the boss of me, Ms. Strickland.”
I adore Kate Meader and everything she writes. Sizzling hot enemies to lovers? She did that flawlessly with Even the Score. I loved that book HARD. It’s the one that first began my love affair with this author and everything she writes. I knew right away I needed more from this series with the introduction of Hunter Dade’s friends and business partners, and I definitely got that with Taking The Score. If you want a smoking hot read with laugh out loud humor and enough witty banter to keep a goofy smile on your face the entire time reading it, this is a book you need to read.
…unless She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named gave you some sort of dick-shriveling disease. Oh God, is that what’s wrong? Is that why you haven’t been using your penis?”
“Liv, I’m not talking about this with you.”
“Because as slutty as my bridesmaids are I can’t knowingly inflict my syphilitic brother on them. Well, maybe Jess. She HAS been pissing me off lately-“
Brody Kane is the more demure and quiet (or so they think) of the business partners in his company. His glasses and sexy nerd look gives off that vibe at first. But beneath the suits and all-business demeanor is dirty talking devil. After a disastrous previous relationship left him jaded, Brody isn’t interested in getting involved with another woman…so why is it that the star of his nightly fantasies is his prim and proper PA with her thrift store business suits and buns?
You don’t know me, Mr. Kane. PA by day, T&A by night.”
Emma Strickland isn’t quite what she appears to be either. She’s beaten down her inner bad girl years ago in order to take care of herself and her slightly younger sister. Now that her sister’s drop habit has not only put them in a bigger hole financially, but in a debt to a man that you certainly don’t want to be owing anything to, Emma finds herself working for Mr. Brody by day, and as a cocktail waitress at a strip club by night. All is going well, until Brody decides to bring in a client he’s trying to woo into the club she works in and realizes that his prim and proper PA is not as prim and proper as he thought…
You’re trying to detour this conversation from what’s important, Ms. Strickland.”
“You’ve had your hands on my ass and I ground my lady lips into your dick. I think you can call me Emma.”
The set up sounds utterly delicious, right? Well that’s because it was. I loved Emma and Brody individually. But together they burned up the pages and the sheets. Oh man but these two were hot together. Their chemistry practically crackled with electricity with every turn of the page. The humorous banter between them stoked the fire, and the kinky hot sex filled with even sexier dirty talk took it from sizzling to explosive!
You think you’re the to make me lose control, Emma?”
“I think I already have. You lost it at the club. You lost it in that shower….
And the way your erection is pointing at me like a divining rod tells me you’re not in control now. Ding, ding, ding, Brody. Your cock just found a wet spot.”
But let’s go back to the banter for a hot second, because damn but does Kate Meader know how to give good banter. Between Brody and his business partners and friends, Brody and Emma, and my favorite part definitely had to be between Brody and his soon-to-be-wed sister.
I’ll be staying at a suite at the Peninsula so there’s no need to interrupt your masturbation schedule. I’d just like to see my sad, pathetic brother- and maybe offer one of the F-Troop in sacrifice.”
“For fuck’s sake.”
“Exactly. I’m doing this for the sake of your wang.”
Taking The Score was filled with humor, witty banter, and enough steam to set every ovary within a 50 mi radius on fire! I loved every entertaining page of it. This book was exactly what I’ve been missing with the Brazen releases as of late. It’s exactly what I love about Brazen books and precisely why I’ll read any book this author writes.
I absolutely cannot wait for more in this series. I’m hoping the next book will be Brody’s sister and Flynn because the hate/lust force is strong with those two.
If you’re looking for a light and steamy read that’s as entertaining as it is sexy, you honestly can’t go wrong with this one!
DON’T MISS THE FIRST BOOK IN THIS SIZZLING SERIES
EVEN THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan #1)