Review: A Little Harmless Addiction by Melissa Schroeder

Series: Harmless (#5)
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Publisher: Samhain
Source: Provided by author for review
Falling in love might not be the smart thing, but it might be the one thing they both need.Jocelyn Dupree has come to Hawaii to heal. After a horrific experience with her last boss, she is on the mend and ready to start again. She is focused on rebuilding her life and her career as a pastry chef. She definitely doesn’t need a man in her life, or so she thinks.

Kai Aiona has always been the guy to mend a broken heart. Unfortunately, the last heart that was broken was his. He has sworn off damaged women, but he can’t resist Jocelyn’s sad eyes, not to mention her determination to succeed.

One little date turns into several and soon, Jocelyn finds herself easily addicted to Kai’s sensual nature. Resisting him becomes impossible, but Jocelyn isn’t ready to trust completely. When Kai discovers she hasn’t been telling him everything, Jocelyn is left with two choices: trust her heart, or let the one man she has ever loved go.

Warning: Explicit sex

Review:  I’ve been really enjoy the Harmless series and was excited to get an advanced eARC to review.  This book follows Jocelyn, who happens to be Chris’s sister (hero of book 2) and Kai, the brother of May (heroine of book 3).  Both Jocelyn and Kai are on the mend and end up turning to each other, first as friends but the attraction between them is just too much to ignore.

After all the last 3 books in the series were exploring the world of BDSM, it was a little refreshing to leave it behind for a book.  Don’t get me wrong, we still get some steamy sex scenes, just without the “kinkier” side.  And what I’ve loved about this series all along is how intertwined all the characters are, and how their stories aren’t finished with the last page of their respective books, but they continue to grow as the series goes on.

So, back to Jocelyn and Kai.  I enjoyed these characters, both are strong with major issues they need to work through before they can commit to each other.  I suppose my one “complaint” is that Kai’s broken heart seems to be equated with the same level of recovery as Jocelyn’s dealing with her stalker (for lack of a better word).  But overall, I very much enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see who gets starring roles in the next book.

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