Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review Bend by Molly McLain - 4 out of 5


The Hardass

Focused and in control at all times. Most people think I’m a prick—and I’ll be the first to admit that’s probably true. But I’d rather be a take-no-shit cop than the kind of man genetics says I should be. You break the law, you pay the price. I don’t give a damn if you’re the captain’s daughter or the Queen of friggin’ England.

The Princess

I have no patience for the cocky men my father oversees. Or maybe it’s just Sergeant Hardass who gets under my skin. Not only is he sexy as sin, he refuses to cut me a break. And now I have to work with the arrogant jerk.

I shouldn’t want him, but a secret part of me craves his unforgiving edge. He could give me everything I need, but, first, I have to break down his walls.

I have to make him bend.


I enjoyed the whole premise of this book, and I liked the little bit of forbidden romance aspect between Trent and Kinsey. Trent is attracted to Kinsey, but thinks she too much of a good girl for him, so he hasn't pursued anything with her, but when Kinsey needs some police help, Trent is put on the case, and things begin to heat up. This is a bit of an enemies to lovers story, and I enjoyed the banter between the two. The sex scenes were hot! Trent has some walls built up, and doesn't feel deserving of anything other than a couple f*cks, but maintaining his distance is proving difficult. The romance is intense and sweet, and the characters are a good match. There were a couple things that were a bit weird, there was some weird threesome talk, that I was wondering why the author would include that little bit. Also, this is quite a short story, and I feel the story suffered a little from that, the case that Trent is working felt like it fizzled out, and didn't have quite the impact it could've. There was a great opportunity to increase the suspense and danger with that storyline, but it didn't feel fully fulfilled. Despite, the missed opportunity, I still really enjoyed this book, and I enjoy Molly McLain's writing!

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