Also by this author: Rebel, Rebel, Hell's Kitchen, Deviant * Fracture * Burn * Fallen * Twisted * Collateral, Violent Things, Savage Things (Chaos & Ruin Book 2), Vice, , Wicked Things (Chaos & Ruin Series Book 3)
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance
Watchmaker. Car thief. Heartbreaker extraordinaire.
Rooke Blackheath has spent enough time in juvie to know that he really doesn’t want to go to jail. The food sucks, the clothes itch, and there are absolutely no women in sight. Well…none he wants to fuck, anyway.
He should probably stop boosting cars, but the money is stellar and the high is out of this world. And why should he turn his back on something that sets his soul on fire anyway?
The answer to that question comes in an unexpected form—a petite five-foot-three firecracker named Sasha, who refuses to give him the time of day no matter how thick he lays on the charm.
Rooke’s not easily deterred, though. Just like the watches he builds from scratch, Rooke knows all too well how women tick. Women are a game to him. A game he always wins.
Sasha doesn’t stand a chance.
Sasha Connor’s life has been permanently derailed since her son died five years ago. You wouldn’t know it to look at her, of course. She has a great job, a beautiful house, and caring friends. Every week, she hosts a book club featuring the sexiest, most romantic stories on the planet, and every week she falls for a new fictional knight in shining armor.
Fictional men are perfect. They don’t hurt you. They don’t break your heart. They don’t cheat on you after your child dies, and they rarely ever leave the toilet seat up.
When Rooke Blackheath shows up at Sasha's workplace, it’s clear he’s nothing like the men who grace the pages of her favorite books. Dangerous, arrogant, sharp-tongued and sarcastic, Rooke’s not the kind of guy she needs in her life. Not to mention the fact that he’s eleven years her junior.
As far as Sasha is concerned, Rooke doesn’t just live in a different world. He lives in a different galaxy altogether. She’d like to keep it that way, but fate appears to have other plans.
When Cinderella lost her shoe, Prince Charming showed up at her door.
When Sasha Connor loses her book, an entirely different kind of rogue comes a-knocking.
#ItsLive #Rooke #CallieHart #DarkRomance
~ Maria’s Review ~
Callie Hart. This book. Damn. It was not what I expected. It was more than I expected. I love Rooke. He is your next book boyfriend. And. He. Is. Hot.
I must admit I wanted to read this book because I am a fan of author Callie Hart. Throw in that cover and I was in. I didn’t need to know anything more.
When I first started reading, author Callie Hart broke my heart within the first few pages. The heroine, Sasha Connor experiences a tragedy I couldn’t imagine. The loss is devastating and you could feel it bleed through the pages. The emotion was intense.
As I kept reading, I thought, huh, this book doesn’t seem like what I thought it would be. There was humor, poking fun at romance readers and those who tease romance readers. I liked how the author wrote that in because it worked, it was different and made me chuckle. The hero, Rooke, is much younger than Sasha. He isn’t exactly a boy scout, nor does he make the best choices. But, decides to pursue her. Sasha is intelligent, hard-working but really only going through the motions of living. Their story seemed more like it was going down a contemporary romance route. A sweet read with emotional angst. A hot younger man with an older, more reserved woman. Makes for a great romance. And then….Callie Hart yanked the rose colored glasses right off my face. The story took a twist and landed right where author Callie Hart lives. And I loved it.
Holy alpha male! Rooke is dominant, sexy. dangerous. and protective. He knows what he wants and he gets it. He takes it. He completely had me. The attraction between Sasha and Rooke is off the charts. The push/pull draws you in and the insta-lust is intoxicating. It’s alternating POV, which I love, especially with Rooke narrating.
I got caught up in the danger and couldn’t read fast enough. My mind swirled with theories. The story picks up and just when you think you can breathe…BAM, another incredible twist!! The sex was steamy and intensely erotic. There was emotion, too. It was a coming together of two unlikely characters. Rooke helps Sasha find her way. She gives him a reason to focus. Together they are incredible. Definitely recommend.