I received this book for free from Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan
Also in this series: Rough & Tumble, Wild & Sweet, Claim & Protect, Tempted & Taken, Down & Dirty
Series: The Haven Brotherhood #5
Published by Carina Press on June 1 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Clubs
Source: Carina Press
Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan will be available Jun 2018 from Carina Press!
Security expert Beckett Tate has met his match in colleague Gia Sinclair. He longs to run his hands over each and every one of her lush curves. She’s wicked smart and wicked hot. He’s given her time to get used to the idea of “them,” but her time is up and he’s ready to go all in on claiming what’s his.
Despite her love of all things girlie, Gia’s no typical Southern belle. She’s built her skills and reputation in a field normally dominated by men, and now she has a kick-ass career she loves. She certainly doesn’t need a man to take care of her—especially not one who’s pure alpha. Still, Beckett’s the one man who can satisfy the desires she’s hidden under her tough exterior, and she’s hooked.
Letting Beckett take the lead in the bedroom comes naturally to Gia—not constantly proving herself to him professionally is more of a struggle. And when someone attacks her character and career, Gia and Beckett will have to find a balance: her willingness to let go just a little, with his trust in her abilities and his deep, primal need to protect his woman.
I was so excited to be able to have a chance to grab up Rhenna Morgan’s new contemporary….Stand and Deliver. I can tell you that I have been so eager for Beckett and Gia’s story. They are both strong willed and stubborn so they definitely have met each other’s match.
The story begins with Gia finding herself frustrated with the world that she works in. She runs a security company and too many times she is overlooked because she is a woman. And boy can she kick some booty!! I loved her spirit and determination to succeed. She has struggled internally with not meeting up with her parent’s expecations from her. But she is living her dream and makes no apologies for it. Beckett is a member of the Men of Haven and is a security expert and at times Beckett tends to clash verbally with Gia not wanting to admit his true feelings that he has had for her for YEARS. But now, after a night of seeing Gia drunk and taking her home, and seeing a different side to her….a woman that is soft and sweet, he sees the woman beneath the tough exterior she exudes because of her career. And now Beckett knows that now is the time to claim her and court her as she deserves and show her that there is a man out there that will accept and love her as she is.
This was such a lovely romance, it is a bit angsty in the beginning, but after we see the moment of Gia lowering her guard, their relationship changes slowly. Of course, Gia doesn’t understand why Beckett is being all sexy and charming toward her and she has never been pursued in the way that he is pursuing her so it brings Gia a bit off balance. She can easily reject men because they always want to “change” her. However, Beckett is the first man she has ever been attracted to that wants her for herself and loves to spar and push her limits.
I found so much fun in this story and the banter between Beckett and Gia was simply amazing. So endearing and witty and swoon worthy. They were such a fun couple, and their dynamics fit just right for their individual personalities. And we get some fun times with the Haven club and reading this story makes me want to re read the earlier books in the series since I love all of these characters that Rhenna has written.
This is such a solid romance and Rhenna Morgan did a superb job in the writing of it….I never can get enough of her books, and her writing is so engaging, I had to make sure I had plenty of free time to read this one and I BREEZED through it in one sitting. If you love endearing characters that can kick ass, with some mystery and intrigue and a family of characters that have created a brotherhood….with some sexy moments that will make you swoon and laugh when you least expect it.