No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.
You can’t plan when love will take a two by four and smack you in the face and say ‘Wake up here I am right when you least expect it’ and that is exactly what happens with Kate when she meets Cooper. Signing that contract has put limitations on what she can and can’t do while the terms of that contract are ongoing. Although there was the opportunity for love to happen obviously when she signed up to be a part of a reality show and is was to find a bachelor his next love, but anyone else was a big no no.
Now, personally for me I am more of a Real Housewives of New Jersey or Mob Wives than a Bachelor or Bachelorette reality type of girl because I don’t think that your perfect match can be found dating twenty other people at one time. But, after reading Throb, I kind of want to watch the next season just so I can sit there and wonder if any of the contestants could be in the same situation Kate found herself in. Was the book fully of cheesy cat fights amongst the girls? No, there wasn’t but there was drama. Drama that risked the real relationship that Kate and Cooper had formed, and it could mean that hearts will be broken.
I always enjoy reading a book by Vi Keeland, she has a way to draw you into the world she is writing about and makes you feel like you are physically there and not reading it on a screen or in a paperback. Throb is the first book in the series and I am already looking forward for the next book, Beat, to be released. Throb was sweet, funny, sexy and left me with a smile on my face when I finished. It also makes you ask yourself what would you do if love was knocking at your door but because of a contract would you walk away and miss out on love or say screw it and go for what your heart wants.
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My lips brush the top of her hand lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin. The brief contact stirs an ache inside me. This woman tugs at something—more than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few more minutes standing here.
“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.
“Did I just what?”
She squints at me. “You know.”
“I felt your tongue on my hand. You…you licked me.”
I’d been dying to run my tongue along her neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it. It just sort of …happened. “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little taste.”
“So you tasted me?”
My entire body suddenly has interest in this conversation. “I suppose I did. But it wasn’t nearly enough. That brings us back to my invitation for dinner. Tomorrow night?”
“The day after then?”
She laughs and shakes her head. The sound makes me smile.
“Good night, Cooper.” She pulls the driver’s side door shut and leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!