I'm really torn on how I feel about this story. It starts out strong with November being attacked and being saved by a Great Dane (Beast) that is taller than her when he stands on his hind legs. November fleas the Big Apple for small town in Tennessee. She is going to stay with her father and do the Books for his club. Little does she know its a strip club. Her father only allows her to be there on the off hours. This is how she meets Asher. Asher is the head of security and is at the club checking up on things. Asher is the hot tattooed bad boy, man-whore, who can and does get any woman he wants. It's no secret of his ways, the whole town knows, yet the women come in droves to get his attention.
When November and Asher meet for the first time there are sparks between the two, but Asher is an ass toward November and she wants nothing to do with him.
As fate would have it, their worlds collide and they can't seem to stay away from each other.
Here's my issue with the story. First Asher is a jealous and possessive jerk. I know he is suppose to be this Alpha-Male but he doesn't come off as a nice guy in a tough body. He comes off as that bad boyfriend you want your friend to stay away from. With everything November has been through you would think she would be more guarded, but she lets him do what he wants. All Asher has to do is kiss her and she is all on board with what he says. When their relationship moves to the next level, he asks if she's on birth control and they have unprotected sex. November knows he has been with half the women in town, yet she sees no problem having sex with him with out a condom. Birth control prevents pregnancy, not STDs.
Second issue, there seems to be a lot of repetitive comments or scenes.
Third issue is lack of character development. Like November and Liz's friendship, they meet and next thing you know they are BFF's. I would really like to have seen their relationship form.
So here's where my dilemma is. I liked the ending, no cliffhanger, which is a rarity these days. I liked the secondary characters. I loved the dog. Most of the sex was hot, I just really wish Asher was such a caveman jerk.
At the end if the book, there is a look into the next book and I am left wanting to read it.
In the end I am giving it 3 stars. I think the story had potential and I have hope that the writer will develop her writing with the next book. Like I said, I am left wanting to read the next story.