Sunday 27 July 2014

Review - Hard As Mason by Cindy B. Wells

Title: Hard As Mason
Series: Sultry Tides #1
Author: Cindy B Wells

Release Date: May 9, 2014


Laura Bellamy is a rising star at her San Francisco company. She is smart, beautiful, professional, respected, and driven to succeed. Unfortunately, the greater her success grows, the more her husband’s insecurities are revealed. The couple has been married only three years since busy Laura took a chance on finding love on an internet dating website.

But once the honeymoon ended, the more she tried to make their marriage succeed, the more Greg’s true colors stained their crumbling relationship. He is jealous, paranoid, and cruel. Adding to their pressure-cooker marriage, he focuses his insecurities into pressuring his wife to start a family and give up the career that makes her happy.

Laura has worked with the same company for longer than she’s known her husband. In that time, not only has she loved her career, she’s also enjoyed her friendship with Mason Paladino: a fellow executive who is witty, sophisticated, and a bit of a goofball who sports a gorgeous swimmer’s body. For too long, the friends have suspected they share romantic chemistry, but neither will break their vows. If the right conditions present themselves, will they act on their simmering desires? Would it be wrong to deny their love? Can Laura trust her heart to show her the right path after failing miserably with her husband?

When Greg’s insecurities push him over the edge from cruel to criminal, will Laura stay, or end the toxic relationship? And if he catches her with a new man, how far will his anger drive his actions to tear them apart?

Find out what happens to Laura and Mason in book one of the Sultry Tides series.

WARNING: 18+ Only

Contains explicit language and adult sexual situations which may be considered offensive to some readers.



"Come on out Rocketman," she growled. She inhaled sharply and licked her lips when she freed his manhood that bounced up with joy. "Did you just name my penis?" he grinned. "Hmm. Rocketman," he continued. She offered him a sexy wink. "Ready to dock?"

 What a great combination of HOT, passion, humor and a psycho ex. I fell in love with all the characters. They are real people who struggle with the issues life throws at them while still keeping a good sense of humor.

Mutual attraction at the office can lead to harmless flirting and sometimes even love.

Mason's wife left him, and Laura kicks her husband out after a heated and nearly physical argument. Laura and Mason are one of the couples you cheer for, but are secretly jealous of. They have known each other for a long time, shared a mutual attraction they haven't acted on, and when the time comes for their chance, they are explosive right off the bat!

When Laura's, soon to be, ex husband discovers this new relationship, he does not take it well. Mason comes over for a date and is blindsided at the door. Will he be able to help Laura or will he be another innocent victim?  I couldn't put the book down when the confrontation peaked.

This book jumps right in and the journey continues to the very end. I had a hard time putting the book down once I started. I can't wait to read book 2!
~ Review by Devlynn



Cindy B. Wells considers herself to be a romantic at heart. She enjoys creating steamy stories that are intelligent, fun and sexy with strong characters and new discoveries. Oh, and food…because what goes better with romance and love than spectacular cuisine? Therefore, you can expect to find some of her favorite restaurants and particular dishes in her stories.

A San Francisco native, Cindy has been a professional writer for many years. She splits her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and the place she likes to call home: the coastal community of Carmel, California. When she’s not writing or reading, Cindy enjoys traveling, camping, sailing, painting, swimming, wine tasting, baking and, of course, spending time with her family.

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1 comment:

  1. I have not read this book but cannot wait to learn more about the couple and the story behind them.