Series: The Burke Brothers #2
Published by Simon and Schuster Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Musician, New Adult, Revenge, Romance
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Walking out on my wedding wasn’t my best idea.
Neither was throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of the Burke brothers.
Tate Burke is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out when he’s done with them.
He’s a cocky son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting way.
When her abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad, she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways.
And now? Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.
So apparently it’s Emma Hart week on HLB, a few days ago I read Dirty Lies, the third book in this series, and I decided I couldn’t go any further without reading the second book in the series too. So I went and bought it, and I have to say I loved the book. I mean I really loved it. I loved the first book in the series, I think because there was kind of an innocence to Sophie and Conner’s love story, but this book, Tate and Ella’s romance, there is something just so raw about it, and I loved it!
So Ella comes from a high society family, and she is all set to marry the guy everyone approves of, after all she’s from a prominent Manhattan family, of course she would marry someone of the same caliber right? Except this guy is a grade A jerk (and that might be insulting to jerks everywhere). He’s an abusive guy, and Ella finally realizes she has to get out of this relationship, so she runs on her wedding day, having everything lined up to start work as the new PA for the band Dirty B. Her new life is so much different then the one she ran from. And you can tell that it is taking her a while to get used to her new circumstances. Tate comes off as rather abrasive in the beginning, so it was completely understandable that Ella still has some trouble with her past and reacting certain ways to situations. But what I loved about Ella is that she is really fighting for her life back. As the book goes on and her personality really starts to resurface, and you get to see how sassy and smart she really is, well let’s just say it was so much fun to read.
Now for Tate, oh Tate, he is my kind of bad boy. So Tate has a bad attitude, I mean a real bad attitude, and I’m not sure where along the way he started to get so jaded, but at this point he is convinced people only want to be around him for his name and his money, so he used people (woman) for a few hours before casting them aside. He is so leery about letting new people into his world, so needless to say when Ella shows up, he is in no way shape or form prepared for how he feels about her. It’s funny how in the beginning every time Tate feels something for Ella he pushes back, he throws on the jerk attitude and avoids how he feels. But as Tate learns about Ella and really starts to fall for her, his protective instincts really kick in, and you can tell how much he really likes her.
I love this series, and this book is so good. There is so much heart in this book, so much raw emotion. They are some heartwarming moments and some heartbreaking ones, there are moments when you are sitting on the edge of your seat. It’s really just a great all around book. Oh and again on the shinning stars of this book is hands down Mila from the first book, coolest two year old on the planet, and she really makes this series so much fun. I highly recommend this book.