Review: HIS Temptation (HIS Collection #4) by Amber Bardan

Goodreads Synopsis:

Dog walking was supposed to be Katie’s easy third job.
When she answered the ad, she had no idea she’d be working for Clay “The Grinch” Colson—recently retired baseball superstar. He’s every bit as intimidating as the scowl he’s famous for, and Katie believes the rumors she’s heard about how mean he is are true—until she sees him with his overgrown, crazy Boxer, Dixie.
Lucky Katie gets completely unexpected, front-row seats to a side of Clay the tabloids never captured. Every. Single. Morning. And the more she’s exposed to his gruff affection, the more she can’t help thinking there’s so much hiding behind that scowl… The more she wonders what she’d have to do to have him call her his good girl.
Every morning, the sexiest woman he’s ever seen comes to his house and calls him Daddy. Sure, she’s his dog walker, but that doesn’t mean she has the right to sashay into his world every morning, plant that saucy little gaze on him, and say, “Good morning, Daddy.”
Now that’s all he can think about—being her very dirty daddy.

Enjoy the other books in the His Collection by Jenika Snow, Roxie Brock, Frankie Love, Dani Wyatt, and Aria Cole.

Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5 stars

I graciously received this ARC from the Author in exchange for an honest review

Another first time read for me! I am not going to rehash my sentiments on this subject AGAIN in this review, but I did learn something about myself reading this particular novella in the HIS collection and have enjoyed it more than the previous than its predecessors. Bardan did an amazing job of making a distinction between “play time” and everyday life that made this a better reading experience for someone like myself that does not enjoy the Dd/Lg genre.

The basics of the story are Clay Colson desires his twenty something year old dog walker Katie in a way he thinks he shouldn’t.  From the first moment she speaks for his dog Dixie, and calls him ‘Daddy’ he is done for. He spends so much time fighting this desire for Katie, that he doesn’t notice that Katie desires him too. However, once the damn of desire that Clay has so carefully constructed has ruptured there is no turning back for these two.

His Temptation is based on the pure animalistic desire of two people for one another. However, Bardan does an amazing job showing us how that desire has the ability to turn into something more. In this short novella we watch these two characters go from looking for ways to satisfy their sexual needs to loving each other in ways that no one else could. Their relationship grows from their physical desire of one another into something more, which in this case makes it strong for the trials they have to face in the future.

I find myself drawn into Braden’s writing and unable to anticipate where the story is going to lead. I will for sure be looking for more of her writing in the future.

 

Until next time,

 

XOXO

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