by Katie Allen.
Blurb: Science geek Claire spends most days in the confines of her laboratory, safely avoiding humans. So her world is sent into a sexy tailspin when a rare night out at the club starts with a game of Avoid Your Handsy Boss and ends with getting rescued by the most perfect male specimen she’s ever seen.
Bouncer Ed can’t get enough of Claire, or of watching his “little mouse” let loose when he touches her. Saving her once was easy, even fun. But his fiercely protective nature goes into overdrive when Claire’s determination to reveal what’s really going on in the lab endangers both their lives.
Being on the run isn’t enough to keep Claire’s hands off her beautiful protector, or to stop them from falling in love. But it isn’t long before Claire discovers Ed is hiding a shocking secret of his own…
Previously published under a different title: ‘Experimenting with Ed.’
Series: Research and Desire #1.
Read as an: eBook.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. Although the book is fairly short and action packed, I absolutely fell in love with Ed and Claire. The pair had me smiling throughout the book and I really enjoyed the chemistry between them. Little things like Claire’s desire to make Ed smile more and Ed’s hesitant, almost shy responses to her humour, were so sweet.
In addition to this, from start to beginning, the story was interesting. There were no lulls or slow moments, the story kept going, was well paced, and carried my attention. If you weren’t aware, I am a big fan of the authors ❤ mainly because she always managed to tell emotionally investing story with nuanced characters.
The shocking secret of the book isn’t explored in very much detail, but I suspect that over the course of the series, and through the different characters, it will be looked at in more detail. The next book is about Darwin, a friend of Ed’s who they visit while on the run, and I am looking forward to reading it!
Smut Level: Wow-wee! The chemistry between the two main characters is amazing and it carries through into not only the story but the sexy scenes.
I love how Allen is not afraid of writing explicit content that explores the sexuality of her characters. The anal scene and small penetrative moment between Claire with Ed was great to see in a romance novel! Each smutty moment in the book is passionate and interesting.
What did you think? Do you like the new feature? Are there any romance novels that you love to read? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you 🙂