Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan@bookslayereads where each Sunday a standalone book (not part of a series) that I loved or would recommend will be featured!
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This Sunday I chose to feature one of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read with the added bonus of a very hot hero!
Here comes A Reason To Kill by C.P. Smith.
WARNING: Author believes in soul mates and insta-love, proceed with caution if you’re not a romantic at heart.
Max Hunter has a problem. Well, two, actually. One he fished out of the river, and the other? . . . A killer.
Mia Roberts has a problem that stands six foot five and swings an axe like a God. On assignment to study the grizzlies of the Alaskan frontier, she stumbles across a body and then stumbles into the arms of a lumberjack she can’t resist.
Throw in Max’s mother into the mix and a handful of crazy friends and family and you have a recipe for adventure.
Rated B for Bossy, F for funny, T for Thor, God of Thunder, R for language, explicit sexual content and EDIBLE UNDIES. For mature audiences only. 18 and above.
5 LMAO stars
I read some great reviews about this story so, why not? And now I can say, if you want a funny read with a zest of mystery, a bunch of colorful sidekicks and hot lumberjacks, go for it!
I had a blast reading this one, it had me laugh out loud so many times my man thought I had seizures.
Imagine: Alaska, its mountains, crystal clear lakes, blue skies, forests, its grizzlies and hot hunky men.
A team of biologists comes in the small local town to complete a five years study on grizzlies. Mia, city girl, desk biologist and vertically challenged literally falls from the plane and is expected to lead this team. She’s never been on the field, never camped in the wilds and longs to come back to her city and well ordained life.
Only problem, Max, King of the town will set his eyes on her and will do everything to keep her.
Meet Mia through Max’s eyes:
”Cute –ass tees, clumsy feet, with the heart of an angel and a passion for her work that spills over everything she does.”
Mia is attracted to Max right away. He is
“Big, well over six feet and two hundred and thirty pounds of pure brawn.
He has dark, slightly curly hairs, green eyes and a massive body. He swings axes on targets, climbs trees and rescues damsels in distress. What’s not to love right? And as Mia so wisely said : He is Thor in flannel! (yes, I really did like this one too). And on his bad deceiving days he regresses to Loki’s status.
If Mia falls for Max, he can’t stop thinking about her either, even if he knows right away she’ll be a pain in his ass. It seems “ the bigger they are, the harder they fall”. After a drunken night at the local bar and a smoking hot karaoke, he is hooked line and sinker.
Now, all he’ll have to do is:
-convince Mia she is the one;
-protect her from a killer lurking in the shadows,
-save her beloved bears from being hunted;
-chain her to his bed to avoid any disaster she is always (even involuntarily) running into;
-run his company (it became more a hobby since Mia’s arrival);
-keep eyes on his mischievous mother.
As you can see, Max had his hands full and life “has never been boring since Mia’s arrival”.
I loved so many things in this book, in no particular order:
-Mia’s cartoon tees (with Care Bears on her bust or Scooby Doo and the gang);
-Mia’s thoughts of Max :
”Ten kids? Of course, he has potent written all over him. I’ll be knocked up every time I have a viable egg.”
” Wet Max + Naked Max = Turned On Mia”;
-the secondary characters or more accurately the sidekicks. This small town had many colorful people. You have Maxine (Max’s mother) and Martha, both widowed old ladies running their own business: they sell sex toys door-to-door and organize great parties for the local ladies with means cock-o-late on sticks. Oh, and strip poker nights too (much to Max’s dismay). Lucy, Mia’s intern, always up for some crazy Girls night and Jesse, Mia’s outrageous aunt. I loved the “Girl Power” (and even more the “Mature Ladies Power”) in this book;
-all these sexy hunk in flannel shirts and ripped body (I must plan a travel in Alaska);
-the banter through and through (Mia, Max, Maxine and Jess are all very opinionated).
So, all in all, 5 enthusiastic stars.
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