Flawed (Ethan Frost #4)
Loveswept / January 17, 2017 / $3.99 digital
The fourth book in Tracy Wolff's Ethan Frost series, Flawed, features Tori Reed, Chloe’s best friend, and Miles Girard, Chloe’s brother.
Tori is a mess, but we root for her, because she’s the heroine who’s had messed up parents, made a mess of her life, and well, wants to finally clean up her mess—all on her own. When a boyfriend from her past seeks to sabotage her reputation in order to pump his own publicity with the media, it leaves our Tori in shambles. Despite all her hard work to clean up her act, she’s the victim of a vindictive plot—no spoilers!
Enter Miles Girard,Tori’s best friend’s older brother. Tori still can’t forgive him for his role in hurting Chloe. Even though Miles sincerely didn’t know how his actions hurt his sister, and even though Chloe and Ethan have forgiven Miles, Tori still can’t.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that Miles is too smart and too good-looking. And he’s Tori’s number one enemy.
If the last year has taught me anything about him, it’s that Miles Girard knows how to get his way. With his sister, with his inventions, with his women. No way am I going to fall into that trap, even if it means I have to bit my tongue clear off.
Which—I’m not going to lie—I might have to do. Discretion isn’t exactly my strong suit. Still, I stay where I am, staring after him and grinding my teeth in an effort to keep from letting him see just how badly he’s gotten to me. Then again, I’m pretty sure he already knows. Men like Miles always know when they’re pushing a woman’s buttons—and they do it on purpose, just because they can.
He’s also the only one who can help Tori during her most vulnerable time. And this is one of the bits I love about Flawed. Miles Girard. He’s the ultimate hero despite his flaws—and he has many. But he cares and he tries to do what’s best, even if he’s a bit overbearing.
Combine that with Tori who’s trying to rectify the flaws of her past? When they finally couple, it’s melt-worthy. Which brings me to the second bit that drugged me. Their kisses. Flawed is a tutorial on kissing and trust me, just the kissing alone is enough sizzle.
I deepen the kiss, my tongue sweeping into her mouth, teasing, taunting, tangling with hers. She moans a little, her fingers tightening in my hair until tiny pinpricks of pain spring up along my skull.
This first kiss is a prelude for all subsequent kisses. When their lips finally tango again, I’m parasailing.
The softness of his lips, the seductive slowness of his tongue as it slips against mine, the sweet, sweet taste of him—like crisp apples and soft summer rainstorms. Like desire and connection and everything else I’ve gone too long without.
And then Ms. Wolff takes the kiss even deeper, to that place where the kiss itself is like sex—steamy, needy, and heated.
Hard, hungry, filled with a desire I haven’t experienced ever, Mile’s mouth devours mine—and I let it. Let him. More, I crave it like a junkie searching for a fix. Lips, tongue, teeth—he uses them all on me. Until nothing matters but the feel of him against me, above me, inside me…his tongue is between my lips now, licking at the roof of my mouth before tangling with my own. And somehow my hands are in his hair now, my fingers twisting in the cool silken locks in an effort to pull him closer, closer, closer. To pull him all the way inside me.
Miles groans at the sensation, his mouth growing hotter and harder against mine as he delves deeper. As he demands more, demands everything.
Phew…I’m fanning myself. It’s not just the kisses that make Flawed great. There’s the storyline of rectifying Tori’s snafu as well as overcoming communication obstacles between Miles and Tori. All in all, it’s exactly what we’d expect from Tracy Wolff. Sexy, smart, fast-paced fun.
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