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.Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan
Also in this series: His to Defend, Mine to Keep
Series: NOLA Knights #1
Published by Carina Press on March 16, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mafia
Source: Carina Press
Book two of NOLA Knights, the heart-stoppingly sexy spin-off series by Men of Haven author Rhenna Morgan
As an avtoritet for the most powerful crime syndicate in New Orleans, Kir Vasilek doesn’t act without purpose, doesn’t speak without thought and never, ever loses his cool. The lives of his brothers, his family, depend on it. But then Cassie McClintock strolls back into his life, and staying cool is next to impossible. Cassie was the one who got away—and Kir is willing to break all his own rules to keep it from happening ever again.
It’s one thing to report on the Russian mafia; it’s quite another to sleep with one of them, especially one as dangerous, and as sinfully sexy, as Kir Vasilek. Even though the information he once provided helped make her career—and the memory of his touch still keeps her up at night—Cassie knows too much about his world to go down that path.
But when Kir reaches out for help after a rival family comes for one of his own, Cassie doesn’t want to say no, either to investigating a gruesome murder or to the heat that pulls her right back into his arms…and his heart. Taming Kir—and helping to save the family she’s come to call her own—is not the story she thought she’d write, but it’s the one she’s determined will get a happy ending.
Hers to Tame is the highly anticipated follow-up to His to Defend. And don’t miss Roman’s story in Mine to Keep, coming soon from Rhenna Morgan and Carina Press.
This book is approximately 85,000 words
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Hers To Tame is the second book in the NOLA Knights and is to be released March 2020. I was so excited to read this one here and Rhenna Morgan didn’t disappoint in any way. *sigh* this series has had such a great start here and I like that it connects to her “Haven Brotherhood” series. I do have a weakness for mafia-type setups and Morgan has done such a superb job in how she has crafted this world and delivering such a swoony romance that any romance reader will be able to get on board with and cheer these characters on.
Our delightful story begins with Cassie McClintock and how she has just moved into a new house after saving and saving. She works as a journalist/reporter and even though she is good at what she does, her real passion is photography. But currently, that is an unachievable dream for Cassie. But after a conversation with her aunt, she discovers a need to resolve a past regret. Cassie fell hard for Kir Vasilek. But when she ignored his calls and voicemails because of certain reservations she had, she knew it was wrong not to come clean especially when there is a deep emotion that she feels for him. When she goes to Kir to apologize to him, an arrangement forms between them. Starts at first professional but turns into something deeper and stronger than she expected. But when her life is put in danger, there is a villain who wants it out for Cassie and her newfound family…but it will take trust, openness and her own smarts to defeat their enemy and embrace her new happy ever after….
Hers To Tame is an incredible story and I didn’t think anything could top book one, but somehow Rhenna Morgan has achieved the impossible and made me fall more in love with Hers To Tame than His to Defend and I honestly didn’t think that would happen. But alas, it has and I am more than thrilled with that outcome. Even if mafia styled romance isn’t your jam….this is a series I couldn’t recommend enough to any romance reader. Both of these characters have painful pasts in connection with their immediate family. There is a deep understanding between them in this aspect and the lengths they have both gone to to forge a new life for themselves.
The romance is pure deliciousness, the intimacy that builds between Kir and Cassie is so riveting and touching. Seeing them form their bond and what they overcome together is beautiful. I honestly couldn’t get enough of these two and their romance. It definitely has all the happy moments you look forward to in a romance, but at the core of their relationship, it has such vibrancy and core strength that only vibrates throughout the whole story and outreaches to the reader in such a heartfelt way.
She liked being with him. Had always felt a little more alive in his presence. More centered and aware. She’d marveled at the sensation even from the beginning. How easy everything from conversation to chemistry flowed with him. How even the simplest experience felt richer and more vibrant with him in the equation.
Another plus side to this story was seeing old characters come involved in the story and it was such fun to see all the connections that this author placed in the story that really fit just right in all the right ways. Seeing these supporting characters really brought the right “cream on top” feel to the story and the way they just open their arms to Cassie was delightful.
Overall I found Hers To Tame to be a tantalizing romance that delivers in plot, unique character development and a romance to wrap yourself in like a warm blanket on a cold winters night…..A JEWEL OF WARMTH AND SENSUALITY