Review: Bucking Hard by Darah Lace

Bucking HardReviewer: Emma Rae

Bucking Hard by Darah Lace
Release Date: February 11th, 2011
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Page Count: 120
Source: eBook provided by publisher for review

Blurb: All her life, tomboy Bradi Kincaid has wanted two things—a career as a veterinarian in her hometown of Grayson, Texas…and Mason Montgomery. Problem is, he’s her best friend and, according to him, she’s “one of the guys”. Convinced he’ll never see her otherwise, Bradi comes up with a sure-fire plan to get over Mason—flirt a little, dance a lot and get laid.

What Mason imagines doing to Bradi is just all kinds of wrong. But the woman on the dance floor isn’t the girl he grew up with. She’s hot and sexy and turning him on. Him and every other man in the bar. She’s also had too much to drink and is unaware of the trouble she’s inviting. He does what any friend would—he steps in, then sets out to teach her a lesson.

Review: I got this one right as I was ready to fall asleep. Told myself I was just going to load it on my ereader and read it later. Didn’t happen. Two hours later, I was still reading. The plot is an old one, best friends finding out they love each other but fighting it every step of the way. Doesn’t everyone love these stories?

The characters are well written and not overly sappy or emotional. You can feel Brandi’s sorrow when she thinks Mason doesn’t love her, but it doesn’t drag down the mood of the book and that’s great. This book is a very fast read, without a lot of the tiring running around in circles these stories tend to have. Darah focuses on the characters and what they want.

The chemistry is apparent from the first page between Mason and Brandi. Oh, and the “hot, no-holds-barred sex” is excellent, too. Get your partner to read this book to you, or read it to him if you want to spice things up. No need to worry about dubious consent when you see the spanking and light bondage warnings, either.


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