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24 January 2017

❤❤5 STAR REVIEW OF Trick by Laramie Briscoe❤❤

Trick by Laramie Briscoe

A forced sentence leads to a reckless passion…….


When my husband walked out on me over a year ago, it devastated me. When the divorce papers came, it killed me. When we had to sell our house, it broke me.

But then he moved in with his new flavor of the month and told our daughter his new woman wasn’t into children. That pissed me off. 

Now Riley feels abandoned, and I can’t make it better; no matter how hard I try. I’m desperate to help her adjust to the loss of a male figure in her life. The companion program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope.

The counselors tell me he’s doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley’s life will ever be the same again. 


Community Service. Two words I should be thankful for, but I’m not. I resent the hours it’s away from building my business. The two previous kids I'd been paired up with didn’t work out because their mothers were more interested in getting in my bed. This next match with a little girl is my last hope. Unless this kid works out, I’m destined to serve time. 

When they push her into the room wearing pink converse with a black dress, her crazy curls barely held back by the barrette in her hair, and studious glasses on her face, I can tell she’s scared - of new people, of change, of being pushed aside. Something inside of me breaks, and I want this girl to feel wanted again. 

What I’m unprepared for is meeting her mom. The second our hands touch, there are fireworks, bright lights, and a picture of the future I could one day have. The future I’ve never allowed myself to wish for. 

Community service becomes more than a chore, more than time I resent for being taken away from me. In the months that follow, I realize they’re just like me: they’ve been abandoned, left behind by the world, forgotten by those who should love them. 

Thanks to the one last hope in both our lives - we found the light in the darkness we’d been searching for.

Trick is a wonderful, emotional second-chance romance. Trick is getting his second chance at life, Hadley is getting her second chance at love, and Hadley's daughter Riley is getting a second chance at having a father.

Told from both Hadley and Trick's point of view, the story is a well-constructed slow-burn romance that lacks the angst sometimes found in slow-burn romances. The author sets up a situation for a great romance and has life pull them together, finally testing them one last time. Their love never seems forced or unrealistic, just hot and steamy. (Speaking of hot and steamy, oh my! The sex scenes are top-notch.) Both characters are flawed and it is their flaws that make them relatable--they could be the sweet couple down the street.

My favorite part of the whole book is actually a character--Riley. From her pink converses to her love of piano, I couldn't get enough. She is the focus of both Hadley and Trick from the beginning and is the soul of the book. While Trick is an alpha male, it is always wonderful to see such a strong man melt in the face of a six year old who has his heart.

If you enjoy hot, tattooed alpha males who love their women strong, then this book is for you!

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