Sunday, May 26, 2013

Blown by Braxton Cole


Rating 4.5/5 stars
Pub. Date April 23 2013

Blurb:

Blown is a novella length erotic romance.

Veronica “Roni” Guard is an undercover cop trying to bust a drug ring. Unfortunately, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Mateo Vargas, at an illegal street race in the California desert. He just happens to be a pretty big criminal himself. That’s why they split originally. No matter how much chemistry they have between them, a cop and a gangster are not a good match. Roni Convinces Mateo to help her with her case, his reluctance derailed by the one thing that always worked between them–sex. Yes, he’ll help her. But on one condition. In his world, she belongs to him, and him only.

Will Mateo’s possessiveness unravel Roni’s case? Or, worse, blow her cover? And if they get out of this alive, is there a future for them together?
Review:
It could have one less sex scene and it would still be good. It was quick and it was good. Nothing heavy but neither light. It was interesting for me and if I can recall correctly a first too. Usually the hero is the cop and meets (for the first time in almost every case, in this case they meet again) the heroine who is the one that needs saving. In Blown no one needs saving, saving. Maybe Mateo because he is on the most wanted list but aside of that everyone is good. I liked the characters and the storyline even if there wasn't much of a it. Roni's undercover mission is not the main story. The main story is Roni and Mateo's relationship. She is a cop and he is from the other side of tracks. As Roni says the relationship would end awkwardly when she has to arrest him.

The stereotypes people have for gangsters and cops don't exist here. Mateo and Luis are close and they love each other. They are a family both literally and not. Mateo has weaknesses and Roni isn't the delicate flower one would expected her to be. 

You should give it a try.