Katie Porter pulls no punches in BARE KNUCKLE, book five of
the Vegas Top Guns series. When Trish Monroe learns
big break has fallen through her fingertips, the Vegas
showgirl makes ends meet by working as a ring girl offering
distraction in the violence filled arena where fighter
pilot Captain Eric "Kisser" Donaghue fights for prize money
to help his brother through rehab.
It's an explosive start for these two, who don't bother
with words of seduction or empty promises. When they first
meet each other at a fight, they make plans to see each
other later and this is where the sexual chemistry between
the two explodes into a free-for-all fire.
One of the issues I had with Porter's writing before was
that there wasn't enough emotional involvement between the
characters, nor was there enough backstory. However, Porter
immediately addresses that from the beginning, creating a
plot that I think works well in bringing the hero and
heroine together in a believable manner. While I do think
that there should be more focus on the seduction and
chemistry between the characters, I will say that I enjoyed
the straight-shooting dialogue even if it lessened the
passion a little bit.
Porter's writing style has always been crude over cautious.
This means that BARE KNUCKLE is a full-throttle ride from
start to finish. It's deliciously explicit details is
guaranteed to ignite the fire within readers.
Skin deep is never deep enough. Vegas Top Guns, Book 5 After a near-fatal plane crash, fighter pilot Captain Eric “Kisser” Donaghue is a changed man. By day he labors to regain his confidence in the cockpit. By night he moonlights as an off-Strip boxer, fighting for prize money to pay for his younger brother’s third stint in rehab.
In the ring, no one cares he once had a face that launched a thousand one-night stands—and neither does Eric. He’s only there to win. Yet he can’t take his eyes off the new ring girl, a glitz-meets-pageant-queen vision of blonde perfection. Down on her luck but not quite out, Vegas showgirl Trish Monroe lives for the spotlight. The scarred, steely-eyed loner who stares at her from his corner of the ring gives Trish an extra reason to strut her stuff. Curiosity and the temptation of a no-strings good time bring them together. The discovery of their secret fetishes—she likes to show off, he likes to watch—turns mere sexual chemistry into a fiery exploration of matched passions. They’re a natural fit. Trust in love, however, is harder to earn than trust in bed, especially when this beauty and beast hide even from themselves. Warning: This book contains a Sin City-style Beauty and the Beast love story, lots of naughty pics and vids, adrenaline-pumped base jumping, and a set of very important note cards. Oh, and as always, an incredibly hot fighter pilot.