BEAUTY AND THE BADGE (Charlotte’s Cove #1) by Ella Fox
Release Date: November 12th
After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte’s Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.
Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.
When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.
Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?
This book was just too good. I haven’t read anything by this author in quite some time, and clearly I’ve been missing out. After finishing this book, it made me want to go on Goodreads and tackle her other books.
Ashley is such a sweetheart, she’s smart, beautiful, and sweet as cherry pie. Of course she doesn’t see it, and thinks she’s to curvy and fat, but she loves chocolate too much to really care that much. Plus everyone in her life tells her daily that’s she’s just perfect, and the attention of the hot new police chief doesn’t hurt matters either.
Tyler, Lort all mighty was he something else. He was hot, sweet, caring and compassionate. And when he loves, my god does he love with everything he has. And the cherry on top, he is one dirty sexy lover. The sex in this book was wowza!!! I was fanning myself and gulping down ice water like it was going out of style, and it was up to me to keep it trendy. Ashley better keep him happy or else I’m swooping in and claiming that hunk of a cop as mine!!
There’s a bullying element in this story, and I was so glad to see Ashley find her voice and let the witch have it. My god what a terrible person her bully is. But don’t worry good always wins out, and the showdown is epic!!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking to get down and dirty with a naughty cop, and his shiny handcuffs!
** ARC was kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review **
“Never mind. Let’s forget—”
“Stop doing that. I don’t want you to shut me out or avoid me or treat me like someone you don’t want to know,” he says, his voice rough.
My head comes up in surprise, and my eyes fly to meet his. When they do, I see he’s staring at me imploringly. The message he seems to be sending, quite intently, is don’t run away.
“I don’t want to piss you off,” I blurt.
“Babe. Please. Stop hiding. It’s fucking killing me.”
His words—specifically the use of the word babe—cause my pulse rate to quicken. He looks frustrated as hell, which somehow makes him even hotter. God, my hormones around this man are all over the place.
“Ashley,” he rumbles, his voice low. “Talk.”
I close my eyes for a few seconds to gather my thoughts—and to cut off my line of sight to him so I don’t combust. I need my wits about me for this.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.
Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, The Foo Fighters and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.
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