(#1 & #2 of the One Year Love series)
Author: Devon Hartford
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Billionaire, NA
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River Freeman is still heartbroken long after the man she thought was her one true love mysteriously walked out of her life. Deep down, she knows she’s not over him. She does her best to distract herself from her pain by focusing on paying her bills and finishing her associates degree.
Rugged and enigmatic Drakken Skalakova fills the jagged hole in his heart with money, power, and the affection of every woman who lays eyes on him. He’s visiting the U.S. for one year to oversee a top secret billion dollar business deal. The last thing he wants is a meaningful relationship.
When Drakken and River’s paths crash together, they can’t deny their intense mutual attraction. They both crave the blissful distraction of down and dirty sex.
Neither of them are looking for love.
They both know love hurts too much.
But a lot can happen in one year.
The second part of ONE YEAR LOVE, a four part series from Amazon bestselling author Devon Hartford.
When the rugged and enigmatic billionaire business man Drakken Skalakova swoops into River Freeman’s life, he opens her mind and her legs to infinite possibilities. He reminds her that she’s still strong and full of life. He offers her the promise of excitement, passion, and scorching hot sex.
But Drakken remains as mysterious and aloof as the day they met. River knows almost nothing about the man except that he knows how to rock her world. What secrets is Drakken still hiding?
NOTE: This ends in a cliffhanger. Part Three will be released in two weeks. Four part series.
I smirk and grumble sarcastically, "Can I help you?"
"I need massage," he says with an accent.
"You have to have an appointment," i say confidently but with noticeable tease. I can't help myself. He's too hot. At least I'm not batting my eyelashes. "Did you talk to Jocelyn at the front desk when you came in?"
It takes him a moment to process what I said. Does he not know English?
Eventually he answers, "Is no one there." He glances around the room. "And is no one here. You massage me." He closes the door behind him and slides his suit jacket off.
Well you can imagine what River is thinking... that "oafish jerk" is not getting a massage! :P lol. But Drakken doesn't take no for an answer and completely strips off! Woah mama! I'm sure we wouldn't complain ;) English isn't his first language so he struggles a bit trying to convey what he really feels. It is so sweet! And I think he sometimes he uses it to his advantage to get away with a few things ;) Like that moment where he strips off. Drakken does get annoyed at himself when he isn't able to convey what he really feels. It is so adorable though!
Now Finch is an absolute riot! She's friends with River and works at the same hotel looking after the luggage. I love her conversations with River, like this one:
"Trust me, that's all that guy is. A douchebag."
Finch winks, "I'd totally carry his douchebags."
I frown, "What does that even mean?"
"I don't know," Finch giggles, "but his wish is my command. Now be quiet while I take a mental snapshot of his ass."
"You can't even see it under his suit jacket," I scoff.
"I have X-Ray vision. Now shut up. I need some material for my bedtime date with B.O.B tonight."
River is fantastic. She doesn't take crap from anyone but there is some hidden heartbreak that a certain guy caused. And then that certain guy comes back -_- but her brother steps in to ensure that River doesn't take him back. River softens to Drakken the more time she spends with him and let's be honest, who wouldn't? Especially when he tries so hard to improve his English, aw, it's so cute!
I love how the second part has more of Drakken and his point of view. We also get small glimpses of the pain he suffered in his past. But Devon keeps his cards close to his chest and doesn't reveal too much. He certainly knows how to tease us and keep us in suspense! There's more drama in part two. River is being more closely monitored by her boss, and Cage, (her ex), is trying to win her over. And then she makes assumptions that Drakken is seeing other women. She swears off men and focuses on her studies and work. Until she sees Drakken in the garage lot. Here is a snippet of what happens:
He growls into my mouth, grunting with desire as out tongues clash and battle. His overpowers mine and I yield willingly. Strong hands gouge my ass through the thin material of my uniform pants, pulling me forcefully closer. I jump up and wrap my legs around his waist, opening myself at the same time. His thick cock throbs between us, demanding attention. It rubs hot and insistent against my core. I am so wet right now, my panties are literally drenched. But my clothes are in the way, making it impossible for me to cool his fire. I know how to fix it.
Holy Shizz.... And yes that has to be my favourite line now :) lol. River has given Drakken the ability to breathe for the first time but it scares him. And his past keeps invading his life which causes him to shut down.
And then... Cliffhanger! Why am I being tortured?!?
About the Author . . .
Fearless is his first novel. It’s a New Adult romance in the vein of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Wait For You by J. Lynn, and Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines.
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